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In spite of record high air temperatures near the lake shores of 85 degrees, and water temperatures of 36 degrees (shown in the chart below for the date in question), the lake is still spotted with ice.
Winds shifted from off shore to onshore late Sunday afternoon along the lakefront in Duluth. That produced a dramatic, near instant temperature shock for those along the lakefront as the breeze blew off the still icy lake water.
originally posted by: blindlyzack
It takes a bit for such a large body of water to unfreeze... It hasn't been warm for long and if there's still ice then that's keeping the overall temperature down.
originally posted by: the2ofusr1
Its all in the scientific explanation that it's cold because it's hot and it's worse then we thought .Quick everyone stop breathing for 2 min. so we can save the planet from co2 a reply to: raedar
originally posted by: Luuke123
My theory is increased levels of pollution creating "dirty ice"
This dirty ice would be chemically different from regular ice, thus having higher melting temp. This happened with the "ice balls" the state of illinois pushed literally tons of pollution into lake Michigan causing ice balls to form, which had a higher melting temp.
Perhaps it is the same for that lake.