Lake Superior Ice Covered

dweller - March 4, 2009

Lake Superior is almost totally ice-covered as of March 3, a bit of a rare event. Here's NOAA's high-resolution image...


mikekohut's picture


The link to the ice photo is on the left under the heading of Local Information, sub folder, Archived News Stories. You will then find the story, Lake Superior has reached maximum ice cover for the winter - updated March 3rd 2009-03-03.

Mike Kohut

Mel's picture

That's where I was ... MQT. Where on that page is the link to the ice covered moonscape known as gicheegumee (sic for sure)?

Where does NOAA hide those excellent pics they must have of ice on the other lakes? The only NOAA web site I have shows virtually no ice on the lakes.

I'm well aware that record breaking ice is good for lake levels. Though it weighs on the popular sky-is-falling debate.

JensenNR's picture

That heavy ice cover should do wonders for Lake Superior's water levels this coming summer, because it'll drastically reduce the winter evaporation. It's about time we had a real ice winter again.

 Port Captain Niels R. Jensen, S/V Freelance

Mel's picture

I am looking at Marquette MI and can't see the link that gets me to this place. I'd like to start back there and see what else there is to be seen.

jwooll's picture

The national ice center updates the information on the Great Lakes on Tuesday and Thursdays. Lake Huron has more ice than any year since I began to monitor their site 10 years ago.

tvmoorhouse's picture

NOAA said March 3 and our reporter said March 9 ???