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Ice hangs on at Lake Superior

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May 22, 2014 at 4:46 am

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Summer is almost here, but ice is still stacked up on the Lake Superior shoreline in Duluth.

Lake Superior is still about 3 percent covered with ice.

Ron Williams of the National Weather Service says the area has had "just tons of ice and it just hasn't been able to melt." He says the water is hovering around 34 degrees, and the ice will melt faster once the lake reaches 40 degrees.

The areas packed with ice include the head of the lake and the Apostle Islands.

Williams says a south wind is coming this weekend that will push that ice to the north. That, along with warmer weather, will start melting the ice fast.

Williams predicts an ice-out will take place the first week of June.

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