Lake Michigan Ice Now Visible - Updated 1/31/10

Below is a high resolution MODIS satellite image taken around 1250 pm CST Sunday afternoon (1/31/10).  It revealed an extensive ice field roughly from Milwaukee south to the Indiana shore.  The light colored ice field stands out against the darker color of the surrounding water. 

Lake Michigan Ice Image

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Persistent westerly winds had pushed the ice field away from the shoreline where it had rapidly developed over the past week.  

Steve Davis - NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan




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