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Ice Field on Lake Huron creates cold winds

April 23, 2014

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Looking out over Lake Huron and miles/km of ice

Temperatures remain cold as northwest winds travel over ice fields on Lake Huron ...

 

Official Marine Ice Report

 

North Channel: Consolidated very thick lake ice.

Northern Georgian Bay: Special ice warning in effect. Open water over the western section. Elsewhere, 9 tenths of thick lake ice including 3 tenths of very thick lake ice. Consolidated thick lake ice along the shore. Unusual presence of ice over the Bay.

Southern Georgian Bay: Special ice warning in effect. Open water over the southwestern section. Elsewhere, 9 tenths of thick lake ice including 3 tenths of very thick lake ice. Consolidated thick lake ice along the Eastern Shore. Unusual presence of ice over the Bay.

Southern Lake Huron: Special ice warning in effect. Open water except isolated strips of thick lake ice over the central section. 9 tenths of thick lake ice including 4 tenths of very thick lake ice along the Eastern Shore 10 miles north of Grand Bend. Consolidated thick lake ice along portions of the Eastern Shore. Unusual presence of ice over the lake.

Northern Lake Huron: Special ice warning in effect. Open water except isolated strips of very thick lake ice over the western section. 9 tenths of thick lake ice including 3 tenths of very thick lake ice over the extreme eastern section. Consolidated very thick lake ice near The Straits of Mackinac. Unusual presence of ice over the Lake.

According to radar sources, there is approximately 30 miles or 50 Km of ice from the shoreline out into Lake Huron.

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View from the North Shore Road between Southampton and Port Elgin

"Usually arctic air swept over the Great Lakes creates lake-effect snow but modifies the air, making it warmer. This typically makes regions from Ohio through the Northeast a little warmer than it otherwise would be.

However, this winter 80 to 90 percent of the Great Lakes are covered in ice. As of Thursday, March 6, 2014, the total Great Lakes basin was 92.19 percent covered, ranking the Great Lakes ice coverage this winter second in the overall rankings, according to a Physical Scientist with the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory."

 

 

 

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