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Report looks at unusually warm winter temperatures

Ice in Buffalo harbor january 2017

A new report sums up the crazy winter that brought unusually warm temperatures to the Great Lakes region — as well as some brutal Lake Effect snowstorms.

Toronto recorded its highest February temperature — 66 degrees — on Feb. 23, according to the Midwestern Regional Climate Center. The following day, more records were set in Syracuse (71), Binghamton, N.Y. (70), and Erie, Pa., (77). Continue reading

What’s icy, metal and two miles long? A Great Lakes ice boom

Ice Boom Installation, delivery of Boom strings to harbor break wall from storage area. December 7, 2015. Photographer: Paul Pasquarello.

Ice Boom Installation, delivery of Boom strings to harbor break wall from storage area. December 7, 2015. Photographer: Paul Pasquarello.

The deep freeze has arrived in Great Lakes states and that means one thing: It’s time for the Lake Erie/Niagara River Ice Boom.
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Changes Coming to Great Lakes Coast Guard Stations

Coast guard station scheduleSecurity and rescue operations on Great Lakes waters are changing. The U-S Coast Guard is planning to temporarily shut down 8 Coast Guard stations around the Great Lakes. It’s the beginning of a larger transition aimed at improving the efficiency of stations around the nation. But Great Lakes Today’s Elizabeth Miller in Cleveland reports on one Ohio community that doesn’t want to see its Coast Guard unit go.