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Amazing Pictures of Lake Michigan, Frozen

Got great snaps of Lake Michigan? Share on social media with hashtag #mifrozen and we can add them here.

A blustery Lake Michigan, less frozen than right now, covered in clouds. Photo Credit: NOAA
A blustery Lake Michigan, less frozen than right now, covered in clouds. Photo Credit: NOAA
By Katie O'Connor

There are so many incredible photos of snow and ice this year—and what a bitter, freezing year it has shaped up to be.

Lake Michigan, for one, has posed resolutely and beautifully, despite being the second least frozen of the Great Lakes (if you can believe!)

Curious to know just how icy the lakes are? This is the most recent ice data from Great Lakes Watch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association:

Lake Superior: 88.94 percent ice coverage
Lake Michigan: 66.06 percent
Lake Huron: 90.39 percent   
Lake Erie: 91.80 percent
Lake Ontario: 34.02 percent
Lake St. Clair: 99.17 percent

Great Lakes Total: 80.42 percent
Lois Lane February 11, 2014 at 08:07 PM
Well, who knew? Thank you Jordan that is quite a bit of information. And, surprisingly, it's very interesting. So Lake Clair is rarely included as one of the great lakes, hmmm well who in the end will make the final decision? Or can you include it at will?
Walter White February 11, 2014 at 08:36 PM
Emily, is Steve no longer editor of the DF and HP Patch?
Emily Stone February 12, 2014 at 03:18 PM
Walter, that is correct.
Alana Waters-Piper February 12, 2014 at 04:20 PM
Amazing pics!!!
Stu Pidasso February 12, 2014 at 06:15 PM
WOW!! Steve did'nt last long.. Was it because of to many grammatical errors during the editing process? I had felt at times that the junior high newspaper club was handling it. ( NO disrespect to them, they write better than what I have seen at times on this site) Just wondering. Good Luck Emily!!!

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