Spring in Wisconsin From Space

Wisconsin and the surrounding lakes have looked very different from space over the past several years. Below is a loop of satellite images from the last week of March from 2008 to 2014. Note the changes in ice cover on Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Green Bay, and Lake Winnebago through the years. March 2012 had may days with temperatures near 80 in southern Wisconsin, and many temperature records were broken that month. Note how green the land is in the satellite image from the early blooming of trees and plants due to the warm weather. Contast that with this year's March where Lake Superior is completely frozen. Earlier this March Lake Michigan had record ice coverage at 93%. In the satellite image ice can be seen still covering the eastern part of Lake Michigan.




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