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i knew something was freezing over
02-12-2014, 03:13 AM #1
j browsing Member
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CNSNews.com) – Lake Superior hasn’t completely frozen over in two decades.

But an expert on Great Lakes ice says there’s a “very high likelihood” that the three-quadrillion-gallon lake will soon be totally covered with ice thanks to this winter’s record-breaking cold.

The ice cover on the largest freshwater lake in the world hit a 20-year record of 91 percent on Feb. 5, 1994.

Jay Austin, associate professor at the Large Lakes Observatory in Duluth, Minn., told CNSNews.com that he expects that record will be broken this winter when the most northern of the Great Lakes becomes totally shrouded in ice.

The thickness of the ice on Lake Superior “varies tremendously,” from a very thin sheet in some areas near the coast to several feet thick in other spots, Austin says. The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that the mean thickness of the lake ice is 26 cm, or a little over 10 inches
- See more at: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-...ZGbZO.dpuf

"when life gives you lemons..throw them at someone"...Grumpy Cat good.png
02-12-2014, 01:31 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Time to whip out the skates beercheer.gif

İmage
02-12-2014, 02:56 PM #3
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Morning JB hug.gif Octo hug.gif

İmage
02-12-2014, 03:00 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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yup.gif

İmage

Good morning Shadow hug.gif Still cold over there?
02-12-2014, 03:21 PM #5
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Nope, the cold snap broke Monday or so, lows of -5 +- for the next two weeks. Finally yay.gif
02-12-2014, 03:29 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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Perfect yay.gif

It's been above zero here, snow is almost gone again... bored.gif

İmage
02-12-2014, 03:41 PM #7
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Not so bad when you bike everywhere eh? İmage but no much of a winter.

It's awesome, when it's that cold you just stay inside unless you have to go out, beer run for ie. chuckle.gif Right now it's lightly snowing and 0. Perfect day for me to climb the hill to hell uhoh.gif
02-12-2014, 03:46 PM #8
j browsing Member
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good morning hug.gif it's below zero here uhoh.gif

"when life gives you lemons..throw them at someone"...Grumpy Cat good.png
02-12-2014, 03:47 PM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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uhoh.gif You be careful and have fun! beercheer.gif

İmage

chuckle.gif İmage lmao.gifbeercheer.gif
02-12-2014, 03:48 PM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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(02-12-2014, 03:46 PM)j browsing Wrote:  good morning hug.gif it's below zero here uhoh.gif

Good morning JB hug.gif
02-12-2014, 04:11 PM #11
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(02-12-2014, 03:46 PM)j browsing Wrote:  good morning hug.gif it's below zero here uhoh.gif

Below zero F? Yeah that's cold. Zero C not so much. Winter's on the way out JB hug.gif

OMG Octo I swore I'd never go on that hill again damned.gif but in a moment of Dutch courage said I would and Whaler is holding me to it. puke.gif
02-12-2014, 04:25 PM #12
Octo Mother Superior
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Dutch courage, lol drunk.gif lmao.gifuhoh.gif

He'll be filming I'm sure. damned.gif
02-12-2014, 04:35 PM #13
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Yes he certainly will, I tried to talk him into swapping helmets so I'd have the gopro but he said no. gaah.gif

pop2.gif lmao.gif
02-12-2014, 04:47 PM #14
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(02-12-2014, 03:13 AM)j browsing Wrote:  CNSNews.com) – Lake Superior hasn’t completely frozen over in two decades.

But an expert on Great Lakes ice says there’s a “very high likelihood” that the three-quadrillion-gallon lake will soon be totally covered with ice thanks to this winter’s record-breaking cold.

The ice cover on the largest freshwater lake in the world hit a 20-year record of 91 percent on Feb. 5, 1994.

Jay Austin, associate professor at the Large Lakes Observatory in Duluth, Minn., told CNSNews.com that he expects that record will be broken this winter when the most northern of the Great Lakes becomes totally shrouded in ice.

The thickness of the ice on Lake Superior “varies tremendously,” from a very thin sheet in some areas near the coast to several feet thick in other spots, Austin says. The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that the mean thickness of the lake ice is 26 cm, or a little over 10 inches
- See more at: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-...ZGbZO.dpuf

Hi jb, that's interesting. I wonder if this extreme cold weather trend will be with us for several years. I wonder if it's cyclical?

Gordon Lightfoot's song about Lake Gitche Gumme (Superior).






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