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Lake Erie is melting

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Here is a look above the ground with MODIS imagery. Lake Erie is still covered with nearly 85% ice cover right now, but a closer look shows that spring is making a difference. The ice is breaking up into smaller pieces and the surface area of open water is growing near Marblehead. Ice is still 20 to 24" thick in western Lake Erie, but ice sheets continue to peel away from the main ice area. Temperatures are expected to warm up later this week and may top 60 degrees by Sunday into Monday. This will continue the melting process as March comes to an end.

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