Lake Michigan ice

Ice Forming on Great Lakes

This is the latest ice extent on Lake Michigan – now up over 20%.  Lake Huron is up to a 31.8% ice cover and Lake Erie (the shallowest of the Great Lakes) leads with 35.7% ice cover.  As I write this at 1 am – the coldest temps. in Lower Michigan are over toward Lake Huron…already down to -8 at Port Huron and -9 at Oscoda and Bad Axe.  At 1 am – Ironwood in the U.P. is reading -20.  Ironwood also reports 32″ of snow on the ground.  The Arctic air covers the Great Lakes and Northeast.  At midnight,…