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  • Ice shatters on Lake Superior in captivating video

    02/19/2016 4:48:17 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 28 replies
    A Minnesota photographer captured a dramatic show on Lake Superior last week as massive sheets of ice met the shoreline and shattered. Dawn M. LaPointe shared the hypnotic video on Feb. 13 2016, on the Radiant Spirit Gallery Facebook page. In her post, LaPointe says she filmed the shattering ice near Duluth, Minn., for two hours in frigid conditions, ranging from minus-8 degrees to 3 degrees. That's minus-20 degrees to minus-8 degrees with windchill.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- A Proton Arc Over Lake Superior

    08/03/2015 8:51:02 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    NASA ^ | August 03, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: The setting had been picked out -- all that was needed was an aurora. And late last August, forecasts predicted that an otherwise beautiful night sky would be lit up with auroral green. Jumping into his truck, the astrophotographer approached his secret site -- but only after a five hour drive across the rural Upper Peninsula of Michigan. What he didn't know was that his luck was just beginning. While setting up for the image, a proton arc -- a rare type of aurora -- appeared. The red arc lasted only about 15 minutes, but that was long enough...
  • Legend yields to truth with Lake Superior shipwreck discovery

    07/20/2005 7:44:23 AM PDT · by wallcrawlr · 45 replies · 1,762+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | July 20, 2005 | Larry Oakes
    DULUTH -- For more than 90 years it was a secret Lake Superior wouldn't tell: the deep, dark place where it had entombed the 239-foot Great Lakes freighter Benjamin Noble and its crew of 20 men. Its captain, 31-year-old John Eisenhardt of Milwaukee, worried in a letter to his sister that the vessel was overloaded, making it unstable, according to "Lake Superior Shipwrecks" by Julius F. Wolff. The trip was Eisenhardt's first as captain. It became his last. As the vessel crossed Lake Superior, one of the worst spring storms ever to strike the big lake was gathering -- with...
  • Great Lakes “likely to have the most ice since records began,” says meteorologist

    02/21/2015 7:27:19 AM PST · by shove_it · 86 replies
    IceAgeNow ^ | 19 Feb 2015 | Robert
    “Great Lakes ice is now running ahead of last year and ice will increase with more brutal cold coming,” says meteorologist Joe d’Aleo. “We are likely to have the most ice since records began.” “By the end of February the entire country east of the Rockies will have averaged below normal,” says d’Aleo. “Boston will have either the coldest or second coldest month in their history. It is nearly 13F below normal in Cleveland and all points east for February. Boston has the second most snow for the season and is very likely to be the snowiest ever by the...
  • Will Great Lakes Ice Coverage Beat or Tie Last Year's Winter Or The Record? [VANITY]

    02/17/2015 8:42:22 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 47 replies
    According to NOAA's Great Lakes Surface Environment Analysis (GLSEA) the record for total Great Lakes ice coverage was set in 1979 with 94.7% coverage. Last year's winter almost broke that record with 92.2% and is currently sitting in second place. Just a few days ago the ice coverage sat at 60%. Today that number has jumped to 76.6% based on yesterday's analysis due the recent cold the area has been receiving. Their forecast for the next 24 hours is for that coverage to jump to 82.3%. This is within 10% of second place. Some long range weather forecasts I have...
  • Record freeze on Lake Ontario as 4,700 square miles of ice forms on Great Lakes IN ONE NIGHT

    02/19/2015 6:09:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 95 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/19/14 | Mia De Graaf
    More than 4,700 square miles of ice formed over the Great Lakes in just one night on Tuesday. The Arctic blast that swept the Midwest and Northeast saw a near-record amount of Lake Ontario was iced over, with just 20 per cent of open water left. Overall 82 percent of the five water bodies sealed up. Temperatures are expected to drop again on Thursday night, leading forecasters to predict that figure to climb significantly by Friday morning.
  • Great Lakes ice cover on pace with 2014's almost-record year

    02/19/2015 6:20:53 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 16 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 19, 2015 | Liam Ford
    The Siberian Express that’s imported northern Russia’s weather into North America is leading to a second year of fast-growing ice cover on the Great Lakes, setting up the Chicago area for the possibility of another cool spring. By Wednesday, the Great Lakes were 85.4 percent ice-covered, just above the 85.2 percent on Feb. 18 last year, according to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. With below-average temperatures predicted for at least the next week, the lakes could approach last year’s levels of 92.5 percent ice cover, the second-highest level since records began in the early 1970s.
  • Michigan's Great Lakes water levels may do something only achieved 4 times in last 154 years

    10/09/2014 6:04:12 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 58 replies ^ | October 09, 2014 | Mark Torregrossa
    Lake Michigan and Lake Huron water levels may do something only achieved four times in the last 154 years. This time of year is normally the season when Great Lakes lake levels begin to fall. Typically evaporation is greater than precipitation and runoff from rivers and streams. So there is normally less water going into Lakes Michigan, Huron, and Superior at this time of year. On Lakes Michigan-Huron July is typically the high water month. Lake Superior usually sees peak water level in July or August. This year is different. Lakes Michigan-Huron, and Lake Superior have continued to rise, even...
  • 'Great Lakes tidal wave' causes 5-foot immediate rise in water on Lake Superior shoreline

    09/07/2014 7:55:43 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 37 replies ^ | September 05, 2014 | Mark Torregrossa
    A seiche, which is the Great Lakes version of a tidal wave, hit the eastern shoreline of Lake Superior near Sault Saint Marie around 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. The seiche (pronounced SAYSH) was caused by a dramatic change in wind direction due to severe thunderstorms. The wind was blowing out of the southeast for a long time period, pushing water along the shoreline out into Lake Superior. Then a line of strong thunderstorms moved through, and the accompanying west wind blew the water back into shore. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported a 65-inch change in water...
  • Ice on Lake Superior in July

    07/11/2014 8:41:48 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 39 replies ^ | 11JUL2014 | Robert Felix
    The mainstream media tries to pretend that ice remained on Lake Superior “only” into June. “How about July?”asks reader E Stephens. “We should name icebergs still floating in Lake Superior in July after infamous AGW scientists. This one is Gavin,” says Tilly LaCampagne via Twitter. See photo dated 11 July 2014:
  • Michigan's endless winter: Yes, there's still ice on Lake Superior

    06/04/2014 11:00:36 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 33 replies
    Lansing State Journal | June 3, 2014 | Doyle Rice
    Title and link only - Gannett publicationMichigan's endless winter: Yes, there's still ice on Lake Superior
  • Ice on Superior - The Winter that won't end!

    04/25/2014 2:08:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    Wawa-news ^ | 4/22/14 | Brenda Grundt
    Spring seems to be taking forever to arrive, but we are not really seeing the worst of the late spring. The Great Lakes, and Lake Superior is holding on to their ice. As a result the freighters that normally travel the Great Lakes are having their fair share of problems. This has been a very long winter season, beginning with the Great Lakes freezing on December 6th, not allowing Northwest Indiana steel mills to stockpile materials. Glen Nekvasil, vice president for Lake Carriers' Association explained that lake freighters are struggling to make the voyage across Lake Superior despite the thick...
  • Ice Expert Predicts Lake Superior Will Completely Freeze Over This Winter

    02/12/2014 11:26:53 AM PST · by Ragnar54 · 46 replies ^ | 2/11/14 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    ( – Lake Superior hasn’t completely frozen over in two decades. But an expert on Great Lakes ice says there’s a “very high likelihood” that the three-quadrillion-gallon lake will soon be totally covered with ice thanks to this winter’s record-breaking cold. The ice cover on the largest freshwater lake in the world hit a 20-year record of 91 percent on Feb. 5, 1994. ...
  • Five Unexpected Benefits of the Cold

    01/29/2014 12:33:07 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | 1-29-14 | Kristin Rodman
    With unrelenting cold bearing down on the nation, some may dread the dead of winter. However, the cold also brings with it some surprising benefits. 1. Reduced Number of Tree-Killing Bugs Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive inspect species is known to feed on the bark of trees as larvae, ultimately cutting of the trees water and nutrient supply and resulting in the death of the tree. However, low temperatures bring hope for ash trees, as lower temperatures are known to kill more of these insects, according to U.S. Forest Service Research Biologist Robert Venette. "Around minus 20 F, we typically...
  • Are the Great Lakes the new transport lane for Alberta crude oil?

    12/14/2013 7:18:01 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 58 replies
    Financial Post ^ | Dec. 12, 2013 | Yadullah Hussain
    The small town of Superior, Wisconsin may emerge as an unlikely American maritime hub for Canadian crude if plans to transport Alberta oil sands oil across the Great Lakes come to pass. There are many hurdles to cross. The first is a proposal to repair a shipping dock on Lake Superior that would set the stage for the construction of an oil terminal feeding refineries in and around the Great Lakes. Superior-based Elkhorn Industries has applied for a permit to reconstruct 700 feet of dockwall with the Wisconsin Natural Resources Department, and the move has pricked the ears of those...
  • Shipwreck lost 100 years discovered nearly completely intact in depths of Lake Superior

    06/20/2013 4:19:14 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 28 replies
    nydailynews ^ | June 10, 2013 | AP
    Almost 100 years after the Henry B. Smith freighter went down during a November storm in Lake Superior, a group of shipwreck hunters thinks it has found the ship - and much of it is largely intact. The group found the wreck last month in about 535 feet of water off the shore of Marquette, Mich., according to the Duluth News Tribune. The group says it hasn't seen the name of the ship on the wreck yet, but all signs indicate it's the Smith, sitting amid a spilled load of iron ore. "It's the most satisfying find of my shipwreck-hunting...
  • Well, Great Lakes, It Was Nice Knowing You. Asian Carp Have Arrived.

    04/05/2013 9:03:43 PM PDT · by haffast · 53 replies ^ | 4-5-2013 |
    Ever since Asian carp were accidentally introduced into U.S. rivers in the 1970s, the invasive fish have been hungrily making their way to the Great Lakes, causing residents of the watershed to dread the arrival of carp in delicate Lake ecosystems, and their potential impacts on the 7 billion dollar fishing industry that represents a major economic driver for the region. Now, a new study suggests that Asian carp have breached southern Lake Michigan, although they have not yet arrived in numbers great enough to devastate native ecosystems. Scientists at Notre Dame University, Southern Michigan University, and The Nature Conservancy...
  • Dad and sons paddle around Lake Superior

    08/10/2011 7:47:34 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 4 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 10, 2011
    HAZELHURST, Wis.- A Wisconsin man said he and his sons, ages 14, 12 and 10, have completed a 1,600-mile journey around Lake Superior in 72 days. Joe Bodewes, 45, of Hazelhurst said he and sons Will, 14, Luke, 12, and Noah, 10, set out from Black River Harbor in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in May and returned to the location two weeks ahead of schedule, The (Ironwood, Mich.) Daily Globe reported Tuesday. Bodewes said the older two boys each had their own kayaks while Noah rode with his father. He said the trip raised money for children in Tanzania...
  • Lake Superior Is Freezing Over (Obama and MSM Ignore Cold to Tax 1.5 Trillion over Global Warming)

    03/03/2009 5:33:50 PM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 35 replies · 1,373+ views
    What's Up WithThat ^ | 3-3-2009 | Robert A Cook PE
    From a "What's Up With That" AGW discussion about Arctic Ice coverage: Which satellites now measure with 2008 and 2009 at the second highest and third highest ever plotted. Data goes back only till 2000, but that sounds significant, doesn't it ? (Aside: Notice that Anti-AGW bias in reporting bare facts can go both ways? 8<) ------- "With Lake Superior frozen over in 2003 and 2009, that puts this rare event (every 20 years or so) occurring more frequently even with our alleged AGW. Notice that if you Google "Lake Superior Ice Cover" (or something similar) almost all the hits...
  • Global Cooling Alert-->Lake Superior Freezes Over in Dec. For First Time In Years

    12/26/2008 5:16:24 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 23 replies · 980+ views
    Pierce County Herald/Yidwithlid ^ | 12/26/08 | Yidwithlid
    In a development sure to upset the global warming nuts, the Western Part of Lake Superior (near Duluth) has frozen over during the month of December, for the first time in almost two decades. Early Ice has also closed the Madeline Island Ferry Line in December, the first time it’s closed in December since 1985. Now if you ask the Al Gore types, they will tell you that Global Warming has caused the global cooling. That could only happen when Lake Superior,I mean, Hell freezes over. Read More below:
  • Edmund Fitzgerald life ring found

    08/07/2007 10:24:07 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 83 replies · 3,779+ views
    WOOD TV 8 (Grand Rapids) ^ | Tuesday, August 7, 2007 | Rachael Ruiz
    Joe Rasch and his two daughters, Emily and Elizabeth, were looking for agates on the Lake Superior coastline last Friday. Instead, they found a piece of history - a life ring from the Edmund Fitzgerald. Rasch admits he didn't realize what he found when he first saw the orange ring lying under a with pine tree that had fallen. Only when his daughter Emily read the words on the ring, it hit him. "It was pretty hard to read," Emily said. "I saw the Ed pretty good, then Fitz, so." They made the discovery near the Keweenau Peninsula, about 200 miles...
  • The case of the disappearing Great Lake [Superior]

    06/18/2007 11:15:02 AM PDT · by Huntress · 74 replies · 2,578+ views
    USA Today | 6/18/07 | Dennis Cauchon
  • Today In History - November 10, 1975 - Edmund Fitzgeral sinks in Lake Superior storm

    11/10/2006 12:25:15 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 71 replies · 2,670+ views
    Welcome to S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald Online, the most complete and thorough source of information on the internet regarding the ship. S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald Online is dedicated to informing others about the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, which took the lives of twenty-nine men 30 years ago, affecting dozens of families and a countless number of friends and comrades of the shipping industry. The Edmund Fitzgerald is lost, but not forgotten.
  • New Clues to the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    05/19/2006 9:12:53 PM PDT · by ZGuy · 237 replies · 5,219+ views
    LiveScience via Yahoo ^ | 5/19/06 | Robert Roy Britt
    Weather experts have "hindcasted" the storm that sunk the Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake Superior during the November 1975. Hurricane-force gusts and waves coming from an unexpected angle likely contributed to the disaster immortalized by Gordon Lightfoot in the song, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," researchers say. All 29 crewmembers died. "During the late afternoon and early evening of Nov. 10, conditions deteriorated rapidly with winds in excess of 69 mph, hurricane-force gusts [over 74 mph] and waves more than 25 feet high," said Thomas Hultquist, science and operations officer at the NOAA National Weather Service forecast office in Negaunee,...
  • Duluth becoming a hot campaign stop for presidential hopefuls

    07/11/2004 4:02:04 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 11 replies · 383+ views
    AP ^ | 7-11-04
    Duluth becoming a hot campaign stop for presidential hopefuls The Associated Press 7/11/2004, 5:27 p.m. ET (AP) — The presence of both major presidential candidates in the Duluth area within two weeks shows the region's significance — a major media market that covers parts of three battleground states for the 2004 election. President Bush is scheduled to visit on Tuesday and Sen. John Kerry was recently in nearby Cloquet. Nothern Minnesota residents are enjoying the attention. "Prior to 2000, we tended to be a place where only vice-presidential candidates came, if anyone," said Craig Grau, political science professor at the...