It's been 35 years since Lake Michigan was nearly this frozen.

The ice covers more than 90 percent of the Lake's surface. Back in 1979 it was 93 percent. But then, records only go back to 1973.

Over that time, on average, the Lake freezes over less than one third of its surface.

  WOOD TV's  Chief Meteorologist, Bill Steffen, says the "record is in reach because more cold weather is expected with moderately light winds for the next few days."