This is the Lake Michigan satellite image from Thursday PM. It was clear over much of E. Wisconsin and SW Michigan south of G.R. There were some clouds north of G.R. You can see the clouds there forming “lines” or “streets”. You can see the ice in Lake Michigan (which the wind should break up some on Sunday.
The “tornado scar” northwest of Green Bay is still visible after 11 1/2 years. The tornado struck on June 7, 2007. It was up to half a mile wide and on the ground continuously for over 40 miles. This was one of 5 tornadoes that struck NE Wisconsin that day.
Here’s the Lake Superior satellite picture. Lots of ice in Lake Superior. As Superior becomes more ice covered it will cut down on the lake-effect snow, the lake-effect clouds and the lake-effect warming.
This is the Lake Erie satellite pic. from Thu. The ground is bare around much of the lake, with lots of ice in the lake. Lake Erie is the Great Lake that is farthest south, but often gets the highest percentate of ice cover. That’s because it’s a relatively shallow lake. The maximum depth of Lake Erie is 210 ft. and the average depth is 62 ft. By contrast, the maximum depth of Lake Superior is 1,333 ft. and the average depth is 483 ft. The maximum depth of Torch Lake is 285 ft. and the average depth of the lake is 111 ft.