Nearly frozen-over Great Lakes approach record

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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