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Environment & Science
Wed February 19, 2014
Even winter haters think these ice caves are awesome
Very few people are amused with what this winter has brought Michigan.
The Associated Press wrote that the polar vortex (let's be honest, vortices) covered 79% of the Great Lakes in ice.
It's not a record, but it's well above the long-term average of about 51 percent.
There's a lot of people who think this winter is the absolute worst, and there's science to back it up. Rebecca Williams investigated the Accumulated Winter Season Severity Index on The Environment Report last week.
All of this aside, there's at least one good thing that has happened this winter. Ice caves formed between Leland and Northport, Michigan.
They are really cool. These photos are from northern Michigan photographer Ken Scott. He explored the caves.
Watch this video that Scott did to pretend that you're crawling through the caves.
-- Lucy Perkins, Michigan Radio Newsroom