Less ice is melting in the Great Lakes because the weather is staying mild. (Part-2)

He stated, "That is indeed a sign that climate change is occurring."

In most cases, the maximum amount of ice is reached between the middle of February and the beginning of March.

In a typical year, around forty percent of the Great Lakes are covered by ice at their highest point. 

The ice covering reached its highest point of approximately 23% in the previous year, but by the middle of February, it had only covered 7% of the lakes. 

As a result of climate change brought about by human activity, the year 2023 was the hottest year ever recorded on Earth. 

El Niño, a natural climatic trend that expel heat from the ocean into the atmosphere, is anticipated by researchers to significantly increase temperatures in this year. The winters that occur during El Niño tend to be warmer in the Great Lakes region. 

The Great Lakes region is expected to have temperatures that are warmer than average and ice levels that are lower than average this year, according to seasonal forecasts. 

It is anticipated by weather analysts that there would be minimal change this week. According to a prognosis for ice that was developed by the National Weather Service in Cleveland, "the forecast isn't particularly favorable for ice growth either as temperatures are expected to remain mostly above normal for the entire Great Lakes region." This forecast is for the next five days. 

Watch this space for further developments.