Snowfall Impacts Great Lakes States Over the Weekend

Each wintertime, plenty of snowfall impacts the Great Lakes region of the US. The proximity to warm lake waters and cold air creates a combination that produces a lot of precipitation along the lake shores and inland from them. Late last week and into this past weekend, a major outbreak of Arctic air spread southward […]

Frozen Great Lakes

With more than 85% of the Great Lakes covered in ice and continued cold temperatures expected, the lakes could see record ice cover this year. The Great Lakes have currently surpassed the ice cover from this time last year, which became the second-highest ice cover year on record, at 91%. Lake Erie, the shallowest Great […]

Great Lakes Ice Cover

The current ice cover across the Great Lakes is 63.4%. That looks like it will only continue to increase over the next couple of weeks as the Arctic air remains firmly established across the Great Lakes region.     How does the current ice cover stack up with the ice cover from this time last […]

Waves Flood Chicago’s Lakeside Drive

A stout upper-level trough is pushing across portions of the Great Lakes today and extremely cold air and high winds are moving in behind this trough. The weather is a bit of a mess in the Chicago area today with lake-effect snow showers, high winds, and large waves expected this afternoon. Lake effect snow showers are […]

New Winter Forecasts Issued

NOAA and AccuWeather have issued their winter weather forecasts. It is always interesting to see what the big weather names are thinking winter will bring this far out. Here is what they had to say: NOAA’s Winter Forecast: NOAA is showing equal chances of above or below precipitation and temperatures across south central Kentucky. However, […]

Freeze Hits the Great Lakes Region

While temperatures have been relatively cool in southern Kentucky, winter is taking a strike at the Great Lakes region. A large area of frost advisories and freeze watches/warnings are in effect in Minesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, as well as the interior Northeast. Areas that see clear skies in the Great Lakes region will see low temperatures dip […]

NOAA Satellites Capture Algae Bloom

NOAA satellites are usually used to give us a view of the atmosphere, however visible satellite imagery has great resolution and often detects othrt interesting phenomena as well. Lately, satellites have become helpful in monitoring algae blooms in the Great Lakes. Using satellite data in conjunction with weather observations, NOAA researchers have found a way to forecast […]