More arctic weather is on tap for the week, and total Great Lakes ice coverage could reach record-setting levels. Erie freezes wholly because it is comparatively shallow relative to other Great Lakes; its average depth is 62 feet, whereas Lake Ontario’s is 282 feet. Here’s the massive ice cube, as shown through viral Twitter photos.
Still open water on Lake MI (it never freezes — too choppy and deep), but Lake Erie is 100% complete sheet of ice. pic.twitter.com/43zsLwEvgZ— Matt Rudkin (@MattRudkinWSBT) February 24, 2015
4PM, 0 degrees, sunny. What better time to go to the beach? Note the frozen waves from Lake Erie at Mentor Headlands: pic.twitter.com/GQnP2uc99f— AllThingsLawAndOrder (@AllLawAndOrder) February 23, 2015
Lake Erie is 100% frozen over. Nick spent the weekend ice fishing 7 to 8 miles out just south of West Sister Island. pic.twitter.com/TiGLKuFzY1— Chris Bradley (@Chris10TV) February 23, 2015
Photo via Teknorat/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)