By sp123 on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 12:58 pm: Edit Post
if lake superior was frozen over like it has before would are temps get colder at night also becuase the lake couldnt influence the temps so much if it was frozen or would it still keep air temp warmer.
By matti on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 02:50 pm: Edit Post
Whoa, mix in a period every now and then!
By deang on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 03:41 pm: Edit Post
By admin on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 09:39 am: Edit Post
Yes, once Lake Superior freezes over the lake can no longer provide heat to keep us warmer than the surrounding areas.
By 6mile on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 01:10 pm: Edit Post
How close is the lake to Freezing over this year? Is there still a link to the ice coverage map?
By sp123 on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 01:50 pm: Edit Post
yes there is a try look for satellite pics on noaa website. i no the lake is about 10 percent frozen
By admin on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 04:47 pm: Edit Post
I don't go by the ice cover maps that much as they will take into consideration any kind of ice, not just the fast ice that keeps LES from forming.
By greggk on Monday, March 09, 2009 - 12:05 pm: Edit Post
Welcome Back John. I had read that Superior has frozen over for only the second time in the last decade (2003). Is this true and what link can you suggest to see it? Thanks, Gregg
By frnash on Monday, March 09, 2009 - 12:36 pm: Edit Post
Marquette NWS doesn't have a link to a satellite image of Lake Superior today, but there's a pair of 'em from this past weekend on PastyCam's Cam notes for Sunday, March 8, 2009.
By admin on Monday, March 09, 2009 - 01:12 pm: Edit Post
By frnash on Monday, March 09, 2009 - 01:23 pm: Edit Post
I have to agree with John's recommendation of the GLERL web site. It is really the only useful source for satellite pictures of the lake. The only problem is that it can be a bit frustrating when all that it shows for days on end is extensive cloud cover.
By frnash on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 01:41 pm: Edit Post
Here's an interesting chart from the National Ice Center as of Thursday, March 05, 2009: Great Lakes Ice Chart Based on Estimated Thickness in Inches. (a JPG image)