Three weeks ago, NOAA predicted 30% maximum ice cover for the Great Lakes, due to climate change.

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They are currently at 32%, and with record cold forecast next week should be above 50% in a few days.

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Four of the last seven years have been above average, and 2014 was second highest on record. That is what NOAA calls a “declining trend.”

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Note that NOAA started their graph in the mid-1970s, right before the three coldest winters on record in the Great Lakes states – 1977, 1978 and 1979.

The winter of 1977 was the coldest on record in the eastern US.

20 Jan 1977, Page 3 – Valley News

Lakeland Ledger – Google News Archive Search

19 Jan 1977, Page 20 – The Town Talk at Newspapers.com

The National Geographic Archive | December 1977 | page 1

via Real Climate Science

Posted on February 13, 2021 by tonyheller

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February 13, 2021 at 04:07PM