Great Lakes Ice Cover Peaks at 2nd Highest Level on Record
Posted: 10:35 AM EDT on March 10, 2014
This winter's severe cold over the Great Lakes--Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario--froze a near-record amount of ice this year. Ice coverage peaked at 92.2% on March 6, the 2nd highest ice cover on record, according to NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL). Dating back to 1977, only February 1979 (94.7% peak) had a greater ice coverage.
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An intense cold wave swept across the Midwest on this date in 1948. Record low temperatures for the month were recorded in Oberlin, Healy, and Quinter, Kan. as all of these towns recorded lows of -25 degrees. Kansas City, Mo. reported a low of -3 degrees to mark that city's latest yearly subzero reading on record.
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