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Ice Cover

Here’s a look at the maximum ice cover on the Great Lakes since 1973.  Note we had the 2nd highest ice extent in early 2014 and the 4th highest in 2014. Lake Michigan has a meager 7.7% ice cover, mostly in Green Bay and just west of the Mackinac Bridge.   Pic. is from Feb. 5, 2017 at Bittersweet Ski Area.  It looks like this Feb. may be the warmest February ever in G.R. and the warmest February in the Lower 48 states taken as a whole.  The average temperature for the month in G.R. is roughly 34.1 deg. and…