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Now That’s Cold! 88 Percent of Great Lakes Covered With Ice

It's been so bitterly cold for so long in the Upper Midwest that 88 percent of the Great Lakes were covered with ice on Thursday, The Associated Press reported.

The last time they came this close was in 1994, when 94 percent of the lakes' surface was frozen, according to the federal government's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Mich.