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Lake Erie sees mammoth changes

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You've probably heard about the Great Lakes near-record winter, with ice continuing to build up.  Lake levels also continue to rise.  For some real perspective, we dug into the MODIS Satellite vault.  MODIS stands for Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer.  It's part of a NASA satellite and gives us the most photo-realistic images from space out there (at least available to the public).  Here's a comparison from January to early March, with the green circle being a rough outline of Toledo metro.

Lake Erie is now 95.7% ice covered, as of early Thursday. 

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