Michigan’s Cold Winter is Responsible for Another Record
There is now more ice covering Lake Michigan than ever before--at least since the experts have been keeping track. The old mark was 93.1%. That was set in 1977. Saturday's reading recorded 93.29%. This was done not long before temperatures started warming a bit.
When the entire Great Lakes are measured ice cover reached 92.2% last week. The most ever for all five lakes was in 1979: 94.7%.