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When Will Lake Superior Ice Melt?

Updated: 05/20/2014 3:40 PM
Created: 05/20/2014 3:37 PM WDIO.com
By: Laurie Stribling
lstribling@wdio.com

It's starting to feel like summer, but it doesn't look like it on Lake Superior. Ice is still stacked up on the Duluth shoreline.

"It's definitely something else," Jerry Enget said.

It's not a pleasant sight for some after our brutally cold winter.

"It's definitely a lingering trace of the unpleasant cold," Darren Houser said.

Lake Superior is still about three percent covered with ice.

"The ice right now is still extensive in some areas," Ron Williams, with the National Weather Service, said. "We've had just tons of ice and it just hasn't been able to melt."

The areas packed with ice include the head of the lake and the Apostle Islands.

"Starting this weekend, we are going to have a south wind," Williams said. "It will push that ice to the north."

That along with warmer weather will start melting the ice fast.

Williams predicts an ice out will take place the first week of June.

Williams said the water is still hovering around 34 degrees. The ice will melt faster once the lake reaches 40 degrees.

National Weather Service

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