Early Spring??

View of Duluth harbor, the Duluth Aerial Llft Bridge and Lake Superior.
After a fake Spring, it is February 24, 2017 and it is cold again but Duluth stayed just north of a big snow storm going east. The lake is still blue, and below, the Duluth harbor ice has moved back, toward Superior. But it will come back, I think; we shall see.
Duluth harbor ice
Above, February 24, 2017; below, pictures taken February 18, 2017
View from Skyline Drive of Lake Superior and the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge
We have had a warm winter, no day warmer than today (February 18, 2017) when it was 50 degrees. Today, it looks like we won’t have too much trouble starting the new season about a month from now, but don’t bet on it. The ice you see in the Duluth harbor, below, will likely be blown around a lot in the next month. A wind from the west can take some of it under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge and out into Lake Superior. The next day, an East wind could bring it back in. I will post some more pictures as it moves around. It appears to fill the Superior channel, top right, now.
Ice cover in the Duluth Minnesota harbor


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