Nearly frozen-over Great Lakes approach record

The Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab says 87 percent of lakes are covered in ice. (NASA/CNN)
The Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab says 87 percent of lakes are covered in ice. (NASA/CNN)

NASA (CNN) — The Great Lakes are set to break records for ice and cold.

Take a look at this NASA photo of the lakes.

The Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab says 87 percent of lakes are covered in ice.

The last time the lakes were covered in this much ice it was 1979.

Researchers say at the rate the ice is growing the Great Lakes could set a new record sometime next week.

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