Lake Michigan has started to become one of the most attractive places that captures the photographers’ eyes with the impacts of the Polar Vortex after a long winter season. The severe cold weather of the Arctic region is balanced by the polar vortex, or the band of solid breezes. During some instances, the polar vortex arrives at territories of North America while lowering the temperature of the Lake Michigan upto – 30 ° C (- 23 ° F). During this pinnacle the waves create hills of ice bringing about ice shelves. With the occurrence of the spring season, the entire lake turns into an amazing paradise, with water inside the liquifying ice.
Photographers were almost overwhelmed with the magnificent sight for a considerable time duration. However, the coast watch officers of America have asked the public to be cautious to watch the supernatural ice from far away without getting near since softening ice is quite dangerous to stroll on. “No ice is safe ice, especially this time of year,” said Grant Heffner, an officer of the US Coast Guard BMC. “The ice is certainly deteriorating and breaking up.”
At present, there is a total population of about 12 million around the shores of the lake Michigan, urban areas such as Milwaukee and Chicago. The individuals who took the initiative to come around to live in this particular area were the Hopewell-indians. But, their lifestyle in the region changed around 800 AD due to sharing the territory with the Late Woodland Indians.
This lake is known to be the greatest one in North America. And also it’s one of the five great lakes there. Lake Michigan is the second largest lake by its volume (4,900 km3 or 1,180 cu mi) while it’s the biggest lake when considered the surface territory. The surface territory of the Lake Superior and Lake Huron is as follows; 58,030 km2 or 22,404 sq mi.