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Cold Summer Coming for the U.P.

Lake Superior is expected to have one of the coldest summer’s in decades following the record setting chill of this past winter. Scientists at the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center, a federally funded collaboration between University of Michigan and Michigan State University, are predicting that North America’s largest lake will be at least 6 degrees Fahrenheit colder than normal by August. Mlive reports scientists believe Lake Superior hasn’t had such cold temperatures since perhaps as far back as 1979. Lake Superior is the deepest and northernmost of the five Great Lakes and is normally ice-free by April, but large chunks of ice could still be seen floating in the lake over the Memorial Day weekend.

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