Thursday, February 19, 2015

Global warming news: Great Lakes ice cover nearly as large as in 2014

Lake Michigan in 2014
Despite hysterical claims about global warming, such as "the Earth has a fever" by Al Gore, ice is covering most of the Great Lakes--as it did in 2014.

From the Chicago Tribune:
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.

It's far from the only factor in spring weather, but a heavy and late ice season can lead to a cooler spring—and even a cooler summer, forecasters say.

No comments: