We've been waiting for this news for months.

Many, many, months.

The ice on the Great Lakes has finally melted.

The daily Great Lakes Surface Environmental Analysis report showed that the Great Lakes still had ice on Wednesday, June 4. The report showed total ice coverage at 0.2%.

On Thursday, June 5, that number dropped to 0.0% for the first time since last fall.

There may have been a few small pieces of ice still floating around on Thursday that the report didn't include, but it's a big psychological victory either way.

View a time-lapse animation of the melting ice on the Great Lakes.

Welcome home, summer.

It's time to get out and enjoy it!

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