It’s June and Lake Superior is still full of ice

Summer is finally here — except at Lake Superior.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced last Saturday that all of the Great Lakes were finally ice-free — breaking an unprecedented seven-month streak of ice coverage. Typically, ice on the lakes melts by the first week of May; thanks to the polar vortex, it lasted well past Memorial Day this year.

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