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Winter icing over Lake Superior

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This winter's level of ice coverage on Lake Superior hasn't been seen in years. (Source: KARE/NBC) This winter's level of ice coverage on Lake Superior hasn't been seen in years. (Source: KARE/NBC)

DULUTH, MN (KARE/MBC) - Lake Superior is virtually icing over for the first time since 1996, thanks in large part to unyielding arctic air.

"This wasn't even a cold snap. It was just persistent cold for most of January and for most of December as well," said Jay Austin, of the Large Lakes Observatory at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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