“Ice cover over the Great Lakes as of April 15 is the most widespread on record for mid-April, covering over 39 percent of the Great Lakes,” says weather.com.
That far exceeds previous years. In fact, only three other years came even remotely close. Even then, ice coverage reached only slightly more than half of this year’s total coverage.
1996 – 21 percent ice coverhttp://www.weather.com/news/weather-winter/ice-shove-menominee-michigan-lake-winnebago-wisconsin-20140416
1994 – 23 percent ice cover
1979 – 21 percent ice cover
“Absolutely NOTHING on the MSM websites about how remarkable this cold snap is, how many locations have set all-time April record minimums, or how much ice is still covering the Great Lakes!”