Lake Huron and Superior both frozen over mid February!

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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 6:32 pm | Updated: 11:04 pm, Tue Feb 18, 2014.

Well it's happened lake Superior has frozen over along with lake Huron and Erie. With the brutal cold winter, the Great Lakes are now mostly the Frozen Lakes. I checked the wave heights of Erie, Superior and Huron and they read 0. That's because there are no waves on the ice. The widespread extent of this freeze to the Great Lakes, hasn't happened since the winter of 1978-1979 deep freeze.

Some people are enjoying this freeze as they can now walk to the amazing ice caves on lake Superior. In fact thousands have made the journey across the ice, which is usually accessible by boat during the winter.

Ice Caves Lake Superior accessible by foot
In this Feb. 2, 2014 photo people visit the caves at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in northern Wisconsin, transformed into a dazzling display of ice sculptures by the arctic siege gripping the Upper Midwest. The caves are usually are accessible only by water, but Lake Superior’s rock-solid ice cover is letting people walk to them for the first time since 2009. (AP Photo/Minneapolis Star Tribune, Brian Peterson) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT

This big freeze will also mean a delay to the spring thaw in this area. Summer may actually be cooler as a result of this tremendous cold winter of 2013 and 2014.

And it's not over yet with still over 5 weeks of winter remaining.

It's no wonder there are so many people visiting the Suncoast this season, and more are on the way.


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