Even small climate shifts produce out sized effects on Great lakes ice cover. Read more →
Benefits of a harsh winter? I’m an optimist by nature. And maybe a bit of a skeptic too. Is it possible to be both? I think so. Optimism gets you through a Minnesota winter. A little healthy skepticism helps when you are looking at a couple hundred weather maps a day. Some may be on Read more →
Today’s southerly breezes feel chilly, but eventually blow in milder air this afternoon. It’s the first step in a warming trend that kicks in the next several days. Read more →
You know it’s been a real winter when the big lake they call Gitche Gumee is nearly frozen over in early February.
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We’re all feeling an early icy chill this winter. So are the Great Lakes. A cold December and January’s intense polar vortex driven arctic outbreak increased Great Lakes ice cover increased from 12 to 26 percent in the past week. That’s the highest early January ice coverage on the Great Lakes in 20 years. Here’s Read more →