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Duluth Hits 80s, Lake Superior Still Covered in Ice

Updated: 05/25/2014 9:59 AM
Created: 05/25/2014 9:21 AM KSTP.com
By: Megan Stewart

Many Minnesota lakes are hitting the 60 degree water temperature mark as temperatures outside have climbed into the 80s.

But some in the north might notice something if they decide to hit the beach - the ice that is still stacked up on the Duluth shoreline of Lake Superior. It could be seen with ice in the harbor Sunday morning from one of the city's Harbor Cams at the Maritime Visitor Center.

Temperatures in Duluth reached a record-high 84 degrees Saturday. It was warmer in Duluth than the Twin Cities.

But, according to KSTP's sister station WDIO, around 4 percent of the lake still has ice, including the head of the lake and the Apostle Islands.

National Weather Service experts predict an ice out will take place the first week of June.

Experts say the water is still hovering around 34 degrees. The ice will melt faster once the lake reaches 40 degrees.

View Duluth's Harbor Cams here.

Photo: Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center Cam
Photo: Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center Cam

Excessive Heat Warning

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Anoka; Carver; Dakota; Hennepin; Ramsey; Scott; Washington
Expires: 7/22/2014 7:00 AM

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Broken Clouds
82°
87° | 64°
  • Feels like: 89° F
  • Wind: SW 7mph
  • Humidity: 82%
  • Wed Mix of sun and clouds
    80° | 60°
  • Thu Mix of sun and clouds
    80° | 62°
  • Fri Scattered thunderstorms possible
    78° | 64°
  • Sat Partly cloudy, chance of a thunderstorm
    82° | 64°

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