Backyard Almanac: "it's not unusual to be colderthananyone..."

Feb 14, 2020

Credit JLS Photography Alaska/Flickr

Ok, maybe the sentiment isn't as sing-able as the original, but it's true:  it's not unusual for February to have some truly awe-inspiring cold temperatures.

Credit National Weather Service Duluth

But despite the recent cold snap, Lake Superior ice coverage is nothing like it was last year.  This year: 11%.  Last year? 98%.

Credit Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory