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Great Lakes ice breaking all the rules

As dry, cool air rushed over the Great Lakes Nov. 18, it picked up moisture from the warmer water, creating long cloud lines known as cloud streets. In this false-color image,  snow on the ground is dark pink, ice clouds are light pink and water clouds are white. Bare ground is green. Image: NASA

By Cameron Vredeveld

Ice is forming on the Great Lakes faster this year than any other. Lake Superior had areas freezing on Nov. 15, according to Great Lakes Environmental Research data. That’s the earliest in over 40 years. “Early ice formations this year are a product of years past,” said Jia Wang, who forecasts ice-climate for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Continue Reading →

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