Icezilla Spotted from Land, 20 Miles Away

June 12th, 2014 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.

In my continuing coverage of the last ice on Lake Superior (erroneously reported to have melted several days ago by the NWS in Duluth), iceberg “Icezilla” has been spotted from land 20 miles to the south.

As reported to me early this morning by Mark Vinson aboard the U.S. Geological Survey ship R/V Kiyi,

“On Tuesday (June 10), one of our employees was driving back to Ashland (WI) after getting off the ship in SSM (Sault Ste. Marie, MI). She told me she could see a large berg between Ironwood, MI and Ashland. There is a nice high spot near Saxon, WI that you can overlook the lake. She said it was a whopper and it would have had to have been for her to be able to see it from there as this spot is several miles from the lake.

This spot on highway US-2 would be 20 miles directly south of Icezilla.

Since no one seems to have a camera to capture direct evidence this mythical beast, I decided to commission an artist rendering based upon what little information we have:

Artist rendering of iceberg Icezilla, still on Lake Superior as of June 11, 2014

Artist rendering of iceberg “Icezilla”, still on Lake Superior as of June 11, 2014

Compared to MODIS satellite imagery the day it was spotted from land (June 10), it looks like Icezilla yesterday (June 11) gave birth to Son of Icezilla and Daughter of Icezilla:

MODIS satellite imagery of iceberg Icezilla and its offspring.

MODIS satellite imagery of iceberg Icezilla and its offspring.

I’ll keep you posted on any further developments regarding the ice monster, which appears to still be several hundred feet across.

6 Responses to “Icezilla Spotted from Land, 20 Miles Away”

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  1. jimc says:

    Climate Cultists
    Has the desperate global warming crusade reached its Waterloo?
    JUN 16, 2014, VOL. 19, NO. 38 BY STEVEN F. HAYWARD

    A good article advocating sanity and perspective. Hopefully there will be many more.

  2. Gunga Din says:

    Chilling news!

  3. ossqss says:

    Oh Noes, here is a modeled picture from the area! He is bobbing and weaving now 🙂

    I hope this link works ………

  4. benpal says:

    Nobody with a camera around to take a picture? Why doesn’t it make the news?

  5. Rick adkison says:

    Go Phil!!

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