Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ice cover - Western Lake Superior

This satellite photo taken yesterday shows near 100% coverage, but, I wouldn't want to try and walk from the North Shore to the South Shore just yet.


9 comments:

  1. That is pretty remarkable that there is that much ice on the lake! Very rare to see that. Shows how rough the winter up north has been. I miss Duluth, I'm currently in Kansas City and come to this site daily. Thanks for all you do Dennis!!

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  2. It's just amazing to see the ice covering that huge lake. I'm curious about all of the green that's shown on land. That certainly has to be covered with snow too. Do you know what that is?
    Thanks for keeping us so connected with Duluth through your webcams and photos. What an incredible gift you have!!
    Lori L.

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  3. Hi, the green is an artificial (False) color added to the satellite image for contrast and realism. It is not really there, but, it does look good.

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  4. Dennis; enjoy your pictures and information. Do you know where the Anderson is for winter lay up?

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  5. Hi - The Anderson is over at Sturgeon Bay, WI BayShip - Shipbuilding

    Not long till she is back on the water

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  6. Dennis
    What causes the water in the canal to stay open? Is there constant movement from the river system out into the Lake?
    thank you

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  7. why would you not want to walk on the lake? Is there alot of surge shifting the ice? Thanks for all your info and photos. I also check this site often thanks lh

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  8. Common sense always prevails when venturing out on the ice. You must pay attention to winds, cracks, ice thickness and open water. You will certainly see folks out on the ice this Spring, but, walking anyplace around the canal where water is moving is very dangerous indeed.

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  9. http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/great-lakes-approaching-100-ice-cover-for-the-first-time-on-record/

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