On Friday, I reported that 93.5 percent of the lake’s surface was covered by ice, according to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. The average ice coverage across all five Great Lakes had reached 79.6 percent by then.
Today, after a bit of up and down, 94.6 percent of Lake Superior is covered by ice of varying thickness.
The Great Lakes as a whole? About 88.4 percent. That's still a ways from 94.7 percent in the winter of 1979, according to data from the research laboratory. But it's much greater than what's been seen in recent years.
Here's the current ice cover on each of the Great Lakes:
Hillary Clinton said Thursday that Donald Trump has unleashed the "radical fringe" within the Republican Party, including anti-Semites and white supremacists, dubbing the billionaire businessman's campaign as one that will "make America hate again."
We weren't supposed to spring forward until late Saturday night, but Mother Nature got a jump on the calendar. More 60s are likely today, followed by a slight cooling trend before we warm up again in time for the weekend - in fact 50s and a few 60s spill over into most of next week. It's March, in theory.