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The last pieces of ice on the Great Lakes have just melted — only 10 days away from the official beginning of summer.

According to the National Weather Service the last piece of ice visible from satellite images melted on June 7, six weeks later than average.

Ron Williams of the National Weather Service in Delouth, Minnesota, joins Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss the late thaw and impacts on the region.


  • Ron Williams, port meteorological officer for the Great Lakes, for the National Weather Service in Duluth, Minnesota.

This segment aired on June 11, 2014.

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