The extreme winter weather around the Great Lakes will cause Lake Superior to completely freeze over, an expert predicts. An estimated 91 per cent of its surface was covered in ice on February 6, the most recent measurement, according to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. But Jay Austin, associate professor at the Large Lakes Observatory in Duluth, Minnesota, believes that the lake, which has a surface area of 31,700 square miles and is the largest freshwater lake in the world, will freeze over before the arrival of spring.
Lake Superior has never had more than 91 per cent ice cover since records began
Ice one: Lake Superior will completely freeze over by the end of the winter, an expert predicts
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According to an analysis by NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, ice covered 78.7 percent of the Great Lakes on February 6. Not since early 1996 has ice been so widespread on the Great Lakes. Seen here is Lake Superior at 4.22 pm local time on February 7, 2014
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