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Great Lakes still over half covered with ice

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Cold weather records continue to be broken as total ice coverage on the Great Lakes is still over 50%.

It’s hard to believe, but as of April 7, 52.9% of the surface of the Great Lakes was covered with ice.

Ice coverage varies widely from lake to lake.

Ice has been clearing from Lake Michigan, but largely remaining on Lake Superior.

The total ice we’re seeing on the Great Lakes this late in the season far greater than usual.

Still a ways to go for clear sailing, but at least we’re heading in the right direction.

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