Brrrr… Ice Comes Early to Lake Superior For First Time in 17 Years

December 27, 2008

Al Gore says the North Pole will disappear in 5 years.
But not this year… Lake Superior is already frozen on its western end.

Ice has formed on Lake Superior off the Twin Ports and near Bayfield, among other places. It is the first time in years that ice has formed on the lake this early in the winter season. (Clint Austin/

Lake Superior froze over in December for the first time in 17 years.
The Duluth News Tribune reported:

If the big lake seems to have an unusually placid appearance off Duluthís shores these days, itís because youíre looking at ice.

The western tip of Lake Superior has frozen over in December for the first time in recent memory, and that could mean a long season of ice angling that hasnít been seen in years.

“We were just talking that itís been something like 17 years since we had a good, long ice fishing season at this corner of Lake Superior,” said Russ Francisco, owner of Marine General sporting goods store in Duluth. “This is the most ice Iíve seen in December in years… I wouldnít go out yet, but if it stays cold and we donít get a big wind, people will be out there fishing soon.”

…Francisco said in the rare years recently when Lake Superior has partially frozen, itís usually in February or early March, after months of cold weather. Anglers and ice skaters had a few weeks of good ice in February 2007, for example, before temperatures rose and the ice blew out.

Walter Williams has more today on the Global Warming rope-a-dope at The Washington Times.

Let’s see…
The oceans have been cooling since 2003.
Sea ice is growing at the fastest pace on record.
A rare 50 year arctic blast is cooling the west coast.
There are growing fears of a coming freeze worse than the ice age.
Alaskan Sea Glaciers are advancing for the first time in 250 years.
And, for the second straight year the Earth is, in fact, cooling… not warming.

This US Climate Map October 2007-November 2008 shows that temperatures are well below normal throughout the US this year.

But, Al Gore warned just an audience in Germany that the “North Polarized Cap” will be completely gone in 5 years.

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One Response to Brrrr… Ice Comes Early to Lake Superior For First Time in 17 Years

  1. Michael Hill on December 28, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    I think anyone who listened to Al Gore in the first place deserves a special room. Along side the likes of Rachel Carlson has anyone totaled the body count for her? Is she leading Stalin yet?


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