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Lake Erie Frozen over; First Time in 14 Years

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by slewfoot, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. slewfoot

    slewfoot Random Mayhem

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    http://www.accuweather.com/news-story.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&article=2

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    Following a cold snap in the Northeast, Lake Erie's surface is virtually frozen over for the first time in about 14 years.


    The ice ranges in thickness between paper thin along the northern shore and several inches along the southern shore, where many people are ice skating.


    GoErie.com reports that the lake hasn't completely frozen since the winter of 1995-1996.


    Although the ice cover is considered complete, prevailing winds have created some cracks in the ice.


    There are also reportedly ice chunks floating off the coast of Dunkirk, N.Y., which is one of the deepest parts of the lake and would naturally be one of the last places to freeze.


    Lake Erie, with an average depth of 62 feet, is the most shallow of the five Great Lakes, which is why it is the only one that completely freezes over.


    Since lake-effect snow depends on warmer lake temperatures compared to the air, the frozen lake will deter large amounts of snowfall to the lee of the lake.


    The current cold snap will keep the lake mostly, if not completely, frozen for at least the rest of the month.

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    Story by AccuWeather.com's Gina Cherundolo
     
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    This global warming is far more serious than I previously thought...
     

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    I'm not sure if that's a mark of how cold it's been or how much Lake Erie's been cleaned up.
     
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    Well, I can't see all of it but what I can see is definitely frozen.
     
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    Tell that to 1977.

    Lake Erie was frozen.

    Lots of snowfall on top of the lake.

    Big big big big westward winds for a couple of days.

    Hey, anybody seen Buffalo? Can't find it under 30 feet of snow :rofl:

    http://larc.hamgate.net/blizzard_of_1977.htm
     
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    Lake Erie is frozen over due to global warming.

    Al Gore is trying to find a way to warm things more!!! Then all the Great Lakes will be frozen over. :shocked:
     
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    This winter has been cold. Lake Erie is not the only thing that is freezing around here.:whistling:
     
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