June icebergs linger longer on Lake Superior

A June iceberg discovered by the Wisconsin DNR.

A June iceberg discovered by the Wisconsin DNR.

Contrary to appearances, this is not a Coors Light TV ad. This is real life.

MPR and others are reporting the Wisconsin DNR’s discovery of more icebergs patrolling the frigid waters of Lake Superior, even well into the summer month of June.

Lake Superior stays cold all year round, but usually the ice is completely gone by now. The record number of consecutive days below zero last winter created abnormally think and resilient ice. So even though people are wearing shorts and swimsuits around the beaches, ice may be found in the outer reaches of the big lake they call Gitchee Gummee.

Speak Your Mind


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.