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Lake Michigan ice coverage increasing with January's freezing temps, and more single digits are ahead

By: Morgan Greene, Chicago Tribune

If you haven’t yet spotted ice shaped like thick pancakes or built up in sculptures along Lake Michigan, there may be more opportunities ahead.

Ice cover is ticking up as temperatures cool, and Lake Michigan could see peak coverage close to its long-term average, according to the latest projections from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, which records and models Great Lakes ice coverage.

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