April 15-18: - 9 to 10 tenths thick lake ice except consolidated thick and very thick lake ice in the eastern and western sections. Temperatures will plunge again Sunday night. A blast of frigid air from the Canadian Arctic over the past several days has the Great Lakes rapidly freezing over. April 15-22: - 1 to 3 tenths thick lake ice in the northeastern section. April 22-26: - Open water except 7 to 8 tenths medium and thick lake ice in the eastern section and along parts of the shore. April 23-May 15: - Open water Whitefish Bay.
May 4-10: - Open water except 1 to 3 tenths very thick lake ice in the northeastern section. April 22-30: - Open water except 4 to 6 tenths thick lake ice along parts of the Keeweenaw peninsula. April 23-May 15: - Open water. April 15-19: - Consolidated thick and very thick lake ice. The weekend warms up enough to have snow and a high of -2 Saturday in -5 Sunday. North-western Lake Huron near the Straits of Mackinac. April 23-30: - Open water.
Southern Lake Superior west of Keweenaw Peninsula. The satellite image above shows a vast expense of ice on both sides of the lake with just a few holes near Long Point. Shortly after the Christmas holiday, forecasters in the National Weather Service office in Buffalo were saying that there was a good chance that they could see Lake Erie completely freeze over before the end of 2017. From Grand Marais Minnesota to the entrance to Nipigon Bay. Leshkevich says 2012 and 2013 were mild years for ice cover, but 2014 was one of the worst and this year could be shaping up to be similar. Cloudy conditions over the lake on Jan 7 prevented capturing as clear a view.
April 15-21: - Open water except 7 to 8 tenths medium and thick lake ice along the eastern shore near Wiarton. That prevented widespread ice formation. That's significantly higher than what was seen on that date for the past two years 11 per cent in 2017 and 2. February holds the opportunity for that sort of pattern, at least for a little while. The lake is 98 percent frozen across. Warmer temperatures are ahead for the weekend and into next week but the ice on the lake is rather thick and would take a long stretch of warmth to melt significantly. January had only 11 days that stayed below freezing.
April 15-23: - Open water. Sources: Watch Below: What is the Polar Vortex? We ask you to keep your comments relevant and respectful. Marys River, which allows shipping from Lake Superior to Lake Huron past the far eastern Upper Peninsula, is icing up quickly during this recent cold stretch, with several freighters reporting trouble navigating the passage, Nekvasil said. The trip typically takes 62 hours, but ice buildup that winter caused it to take 11 days, Nekvasil said. The southern and eastern shore of Lake Huron. April 15-21: - Open water except 1 to 3 tenths thick lake ice in parts of the western section.
Southern Lake Superior east of the Keweenaw Peninsula. April 15-May 15: - Open water. April 27-May 15: - Open water. April 15-May 15: - Open water. Clair Air temperatures have been below normal for mid-March to mid-April. Weekly ice cover imaging products produced by the started in 1973.
Lake Superior froze over in 1996. Ironically, the ice cap on top of the lakes stifled the persistent that had buried Buffalo, New York, and other towns during the deep freeze of early January. A 767-foot freighter was stuck in the frozen lake for 5 days before being freed by the Canadian Coast Guard, as reported in this. April 23-May 15: - Open water Whitefish Bay. Air temperatures are forecast to be near normal for mid-April to mid-May. You can thank our latest arctic blast for that.
Lake Erie usually gets an extensive ice coverage because of how shallow the lake is, notes George Leshkevich with Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. May 11-15: - Open water. There's not much relief in sight for ice-making conditions. April 15-May 15: - Ice free. Air temperatures are forecast to be near normal from Mid-April to Mid-May. Some Great Lakes fish species, including whitefish, spawn in fairly shallow areas that can be destroyed by wave action, so ice cover improves their reproduction. Either way, Lake Huron is still over two-thirds open water right now, and unlikely to freeze much more, for the time being.
April 22-May 15: - Open water. April 26-May 15: - Open water. April 15-21: - Open water except 7 to 8 tenths medium and thick lake ice over the eastern section. April 15-May 15: - Open water. April 15-18: - 9 to 10 tenths thick lake ice except consolidated thick and very thick lake ice in the eastern and western sections. The lake is 98 percent frozen across. May 11-15: - Open water.