Duluth Hits 80s, Lake Superior Still Covered in Ice

Updated: 05/25/2014 9:59 AM
Created: 05/25/2014 9:21 AM
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

Minneapolis/St. Paul

60° | 40°
  • Feels like: 52° F
  • Wind: SE 9mph
  • Humidity: 83%
  • Mon Cloudy and windy
    48° | 35°
  • Tue Mostly cloudy and windy
    50° | 34°
  • Wed Sunshine
    46° | 30°
  • Thu Mostly sunny
    50° | 34°