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Ice Coverage

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:42 am
by Ingo
Ice cover for the Great Lakes is at 22%, about the same as 2014 when there was an ice bridge. Haven't found specific comparable numbers for just Superior. Here's a place to explore if you're inclined https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/data/ice/#currentConditions. This current chart says 28% as of yesterday--shows it's an inexact science.

Re: Ice Coverage

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:41 pm
by Base654

Re: Ice Coverage

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:30 pm
by Midwest Ed
Now we've crossed the line. This is from the same NOAA website:
NOTICE: These images are provided as a public service with the understanding that NOAA resources
be used responsibly to allow for access by all interested users.
Unreasonably frequent reloading or "hotlinking" of these images into outside web pages adversely affects NOAA's
ability to serve the public and is forbidden.
Violation of this policy may be cause to temporarily block access
to this site or pursue legal action in response to a denial-of-service attack on a Federal government computer.

Thank you for your interest and cooperation.
My warning is somewhat "tongue in cheek", but I do wonder if their warning is simply old or if their servers are actually on a 20 year old internet connection.

Re: Ice Coverage

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:34 pm
by hooky
Midwest Ed wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:30 pm
Now we've crossed the line. This is from the same NOAA website:
NOTICE: These images are provided as a public service with the understanding that NOAA resources
be used responsibly to allow for access by all interested users.
Unreasonably frequent reloading or "hotlinking" of these images into outside web pages adversely affects NOAA's
ability to serve the public and is forbidden.
Violation of this policy may be cause to temporarily block access
to this site or pursue legal action in response to a denial-of-service attack on a Federal government computer.

Thank you for your interest and cooperation.
My warning is somewhat "tongue in cheek", but I do wonder if their warning is simply old or if their servers are actually on a 20 year old internet connection.

My money is on 20 year old technology.

Re: Ice Coverage

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:30 am
by Base654
hmmm. only 100 people viewed this thread and MIGHT have followed the link.

Re: Ice Coverage

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:44 pm
by johnhens

Re: Ice Coverage

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:15 pm
by Midwest Ed
I love how the clouds in many of these pictures makes it so clear that the Lake affects the regional temperatures and humidity.

Re: Ice Coverage

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:21 pm
by Gregz64
There must be a decent ice bridge now. The websites for lake ice show medium lake ice from the island to shore. Unless there are some locals that say there is some open water I'll continue to have hope. Wish it was possible to chase or tempt them out there. Maybe some moose burger every 100 yards for the 15 miles out to the island. Lol!

Re: Ice Coverage

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:47 am
by johnhens

Re: Ice Coverage

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:58 pm
by treeplanter
Quite the contrary, the Lake Superior ice pack is growing. As of 2/11/18, 77.1% of Lake Superior was ice covered, the most since 2014.

As for an ice bridge, according to the Canadian Ice Service, there’s been an ice bridge of 2” or greater thickness between the mainland and Isle Royale for over two weeks now. All of last week, the ice bridge was greater than 6” in thickness. The ice shelf hugging the Island's north shore is greater than a foot thick.

Re: Ice Coverage

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:14 pm
by Gregz64
Let's hope some wolves use it. Thank you for the information.