87-percent

SAY WHAT! Yeah, it’s been that cold for a sustained period.

According to this article, the average Great Lakes’ ice coverage is only 40 percent, but this year’s is at 87 percent and predicted to climb, which will set an all time record.

Here are some links for your pursuing pleasure.

Great Lakes ice cover update: 87 percent frozen, could set record next week

Hope student: Drone captures images of Lake Michigan ice

Winter Aerial of Holland State Park DJI Phantom 2

Image I shot yesterday

I shot this yesterday afternoon at the Holland outlet.

Satellite view of Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan currently has 87 percent ice coverage, which is unheard of, and will most likely be a record before this winter is over.