Record: Over 90% of Lake Michigan covered in ice

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(KPLR) – This winter’s intense cold has led to a record amount of ice on Lake Michigan. The National Weather Service says more than 93% of the lake was covered in ice on Saturday.

A rapid build-up of ice came with a stretch of cold weather from late February into the first week of March.

The Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory measured the ice cover at 93.29 percent.

That’s the most since record keeping started in 1973.