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


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



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.”


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

The National Geographic Archive | December 1977 | page 1

via Real Climate Science

Posted on February 13, 2021 by tonyheller

February 13, 2021 at 04:07PM