Cold weather causing rapid expansion of Lake Michigan ice

NOW: Cold weather causing rapid expansion of Lake Michigan ice

While it feels like temperatures have only decreased the last week across Michiana, one thing has actually increased: ice cover on Lake Michigan.

Just two weeks ago, barely 5% of the lake was frozen. Thanks to the frigid conditions, that number has quadrupled, with the current ice concentration of Lake Michigan now above 20%.

Normally, lake ice would be nearing 25% at this point in the winter. However, given forecast temperatures for the next week, we could approach our average Lake Michigan ice level quickly.


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