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Anne Erickson


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Is spring ever coming?

Yes. Yes, spring is coming, judging by nature’s recent indication.

Earlier this week, a large piece of ice on the surface of Lake Michigan was caught breaking off near the Chicago shoreline in a time lapse video.

That’s great news for those of us who have been fighting the freezing temperatures the past few weeks, especially during a time when outdoor activates are encouraged due to the pandemic.

By the way, even though it seems cold, this has actually been a warm year when it comes to ice on the Great Lakes. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, only 2.4% of surface of the lakes was covered by ice on Jan. 24, which is the least amount in almost 50 years.

Watch the time lapse video below.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at and tweet at her @AnneErickson!