Even after many days of warm, spring temperatures, the ice remains on lake Michigan. The lighthouse in South Haven, Michigan, still surrounded by ice, attracts dozens of visitors on this warm afternoon. Temperatures near 50 degrees - a heatwave after months of below freezing temperatures - brought crowds of people to the beach, lighthouse and downtown shopping district. With the exception of piles created by snow plows, snow was rather difficult to find anywhere else around town. One look at Lake Michigan, and it seemed as though the area was still in a deep freeze.
Melt water seems to have filled much of the shelf ice between the shore and the ice mounds near the edge of the ice shelf. Refrozen, it creates a beautiful, abstract gray surface for seagulls to explore.
This is most likely one of the last weekends of the year for the frozen shore of southern Lake Michigan; don't let it slip past, get out and experience it first-hand.
Posted by Tom Gill at Monday, March 16, 2015