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Great Lakes ice cover spreading rapidly; see which lake set a new record
MLive.com ^ | February 07, 2014 at 7:08 PM | Mark Torregrossa | For

Posted on 02/07/2014 5:13:08 PM PST by BenLurkin

Ice continued to build this past week on the Great Lakes due to the cold air and temperatures staying below freezing, and Lake Superior's new record shows it.

(Excerpt) Read more at mlive.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: globalcooling; globalwarming; manbearpig

1 posted on 02/07/2014 5:13:08 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

I know the local river is fighting getting frozen up.


2 posted on 02/07/2014 5:15:49 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: BenLurkin
Ice continued to build this past week on the Great Lakes due to the cold air and temperatures staying below freezing

That global warming sure sucks. It causes so many problems. /s

3 posted on 02/07/2014 5:16:14 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: BenLurkin

For a better close up look.

https://earthdata.nasa.gov/labs/worldview/


4 posted on 02/07/2014 5:16:31 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BenLurkin

This winter has been horrible. I work in transportation logistics, and finding carriers to pick up freight has been a nightmare.


5 posted on 02/07/2014 5:16:56 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: BenLurkin

I’m sure algore will be able to attribute this to globull warming.


6 posted on 02/07/2014 5:17:02 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: BenLurkin

Related story from this morning.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3120261/posts


7 posted on 02/07/2014 5:26:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BenLurkin

Grand Traverse Bay and the straits are ice-locked I see.
Lake Michigan looks predominately ice-free so I guess the snow will continue to fall on the western lower peninsula.


8 posted on 02/07/2014 5:27:04 PM PST by SkiKnee
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To: BenLurkin

I always liked the Lakers. They’re cool!


9 posted on 02/07/2014 5:30:58 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: BenLurkin; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

10 posted on 02/07/2014 5:31:10 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: BenLurkin

That’s pretty cool.
Not very often that happens.


11 posted on 02/07/2014 5:37:28 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
The local consensus (NE Iowa) is that we've had colder winters; we've had snowier winters; we've even had windier winters, but this year has seen all three in remarkably miserable combinations that seem interminable. The farmland portions of my commute have often been knuckle-whiteners this year due to the blowing snow, and local drivers have told me that it has been an "interesting" winter.

(Not the exact terminology, but good enough.)

We're not in the same league as the Great Lakes, but many places around here that usually have ample open water even in cold weather are frozen over this year.

Mr. niteowl77

12 posted on 02/07/2014 5:41:25 PM PST by niteowl77 ("Why do we go to Iowa? Because that's where the suckers are.")
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To: BenLurkin

This snow and cold has got to stop! I have Cabin Fever so bad that I looked at the headline and thought, “ Wow. I wonder what the record is? That looks really interesting.”
The dogs have been whispering behind my back and sharpening the carving knives. I caught the little one trying to put sleeping pills in my milk. Oh, I’m awake now. The fleabags won’t take me by surpri


13 posted on 02/07/2014 5:44:59 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: BenLurkin
Let me get this straight.

Al Gore and Co. say that Mt Kilimanjaro's glaciers are melting, BECAUSE of gorebull warming.

And great lakes ice build up is also from gorebull warming.

14 posted on 02/07/2014 5:47:26 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: BenLurkin

The local paper claimed Superior completely froze in 1996, so if it ain’t completely froze it can’t even tie a record for cover - maybe the speed at which it occurred though.


15 posted on 02/07/2014 5:47:31 PM PST by jurroppi1
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To: jurroppi1; BenLurkin

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_25080492/lake-superior-nearing-rare-ice-over?source=hottopics


16 posted on 02/07/2014 5:50:48 PM PST by jurroppi1
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To: jurroppi1

I think they are working on “record for this date,” so it is possible to have a record on this day that doesn’t equal a record on another. day.


17 posted on 02/07/2014 5:53:56 PM PST by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: cripplecreek

Reminds me I need to check the St Clair River the next time I go to Port Huron. My dad (born 1915) claimed it froze over when he was a kid and they were able to walk across the ice to Sarnia, Ontario. I’ve not seen that during my lifetime


18 posted on 02/07/2014 5:58:27 PM PST by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: be-baw

My great granddad used to run bootleg alcohol across the Detroit river in the winter.


19 posted on 02/07/2014 6:08:32 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

What a coincidence! My great granddad used to drink bootleg booze that was run across the Detroit River! Grandpa told me that his Dad would go blind for a few days after he got a bellyful of that liquor. Then great grandma would hit him with a mop. I think my son inherited her swing. He was close to 400 his last season.


20 posted on 02/07/2014 6:27:27 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: niteowl77
Lake of the Ozarks, which is essentially the Osage River, is froze over for the first time I can recall.

This has to be a winter for the ages...

21 posted on 02/07/2014 6:52:33 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: blueunicorn6

I don’t know what to say. It’s 75 tomorrow, golfing looks good if can get a tee. But then, it’s 115 in June....


22 posted on 02/07/2014 7:13:49 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cyber Liberty

yeah but i don’t have to check my shoes every time before i put them on.


23 posted on 02/07/2014 7:20:57 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

115 dry heat isn’t as bad as 115 tropical.


24 posted on 02/07/2014 7:22:03 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: BenLurkin
Lake Michigan icebergs

A frozen wave in Lake Michigan


25 posted on 02/07/2014 7:28:12 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Slyfox

Amazing.


26 posted on 02/07/2014 7:31:52 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Slyfox

That was a quick freeze...Lucky no one was surfing when it hit...


27 posted on 02/07/2014 7:47:19 PM PST by Iscool (Ya mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailer park...)
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To: BenLurkin

When Lake Superior freezes over I think about the wolves of Isle Royale. They came over to the island when the ice froze and they dined on moose. Now the wolves are dying out due to inbreeding and a genetic defect that affects a bone in the vertebrae. Will new wolves come over this year and take over or will the pack die out and alow the moose to take over?


28 posted on 02/07/2014 7:48:03 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: Slyfox

Can you provide a link for the frozen wave pic?
I’m here in the Chicago area and saw nothing of this anywhere!

Thanks


29 posted on 02/07/2014 9:58:46 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

I did a google image search for “Great Lakes iceberg”

The pictures I posted are actually a number of years old.


30 posted on 02/07/2014 10:12:25 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: BenLurkin

My buddy’s brother lost a truck into the ice of Lake Erie at Vermillion during the Winter of 1977. He needs to go back and take a peek.


31 posted on 02/07/2014 10:38:37 PM PST by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: be-baw

My grand dad born 18 something in Sarnia talked about the River St. Clair being frozen over and walking to Port Huron.


32 posted on 02/08/2014 1:57:06 AM PST by Justice
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To: BenLurkin

Erie surprises me.....


33 posted on 02/08/2014 2:03:16 AM PST by wardaddy (Bus to Shreveport... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYF682WYRtw&feature=youtube_gdata_)
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To: BenLurkin

Erie surprises me.....


34 posted on 02/08/2014 2:03:17 AM PST by wardaddy (Bus to Shreveport... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYF682WYRtw&feature=youtube_gdata_)
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To: BenLurkin

We have had folks walking on ponds in middle tn all winter


35 posted on 02/08/2014 2:04:05 AM PST by wardaddy (Bus to Shreveport... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYF682WYRtw&feature=youtube_gdata_)
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To: wardaddy

Erie is a shallow lake


36 posted on 02/08/2014 7:03:49 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Secret Agent Man

True, people tell me it’s a “dry heat” all the time. I always say, “Tell that to the turkey in the oven.”

115 in the Philippines must really suck.


37 posted on 02/08/2014 8:03:32 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Hieronymus

Hence the qualifier at the end of my original post (that it might be for the speed at which it occurred). I did read the article and they claimed that superior had never iced over, which isn’t true. I also provided a link to the article I referred to in my next post, you should check it out; it’s worth the two minutes it takes to read anyhow.


38 posted on 02/08/2014 10:02:49 AM PST by jurroppi1
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To: BenLurkin

Oh NOES!

Not Global COOLING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How can so many junk “scientists” be sooooooo wrong?


39 posted on 02/08/2014 10:09:42 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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