Monday, February 15, 2021

Great Lakes Ice Coverage is Growing Like Gangbusters

 For those who may not know the lingo? 

 Gangbusters = to show a large amount of energy, activity, speed, or success

As of yesterday 2/14/21 Great Lakes total ice coverage was at 37%

(the map below will change as NOAA updates)

Lake Erie is nearly entirely frozen- I was there yesterday. Ice, ice and more ice.

The sun was shining beautifully making everything super bright. The beach was covered in ice boulders and masses that had been blown ashore. 

It's been brutally cold for weeks. We are way below the seasonal norms.

 


 

Great Lakes Ice Cover Made a Roaring Comeback in a Frigid February

Temperatures across the Great Lakes region, over the five-day period from Feb. 5-9, were a bone-numbing 8 to 17 degrees below average, a “polar opposite” of how the year began.

Great Lakes water temperatures and subsequent ice cover respond most directly to the regional temperatures. If it gets cold, so do the lakes, albeit at a slower pace because that volume of water responds more slowly to those air temperature changes.

Those frigid conditions, however, have turned on the ice-making machine in earnest.

8-17 degrees below average is Fahrenheit (American article)  In Canada that still equals way colder then average. Way, way, way colder then average.

 

6 comments:

  1. Just an fyi again

    Canada's Covid Vaccine Safety Page is not accessible today
    I've tried twice and the message received is.

    The connection has timed out

    The server at health-infobase.canada.ca is taking too long to respond.

    The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.

    etc.,

    I've tried twice a few minutes apart and no luck

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    1. can anyone else try and if so let me know if you've gotten access to it

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    2. I just tried (12:30PM MST) and got in but it hasn't (at this moment) been updated since February 5th. -- M.R.

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  2. It seems to be working for me, 11am PST. I tried from endpoints in Seattle & Montréal.

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  3. Thanks MR and WaffleStaffel
    as soon as I saw your comments and tried and it worked right away.
    Wonder what was going on this morning and early this afternoon?
    Perhaps more people have become aware of it's existence?
    Or it was down for maintenance?
    I don't know.
    Looks like the stats remain the same

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  4. It's okay here, Penny. Could be your provider is/was doing some routine updating/tweaking which can temporarily slow down page access.

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