Lake Michigan ice coverage reaches record

(CNN) – This winter's intense cold has led to a record amount of ice on Lake Michigan.

The National Weather Service says more than 93-percent of the lake was covered in ice on Saturday.

A rapid build-up of ice came with a stretch of cold weather from late February into the first week of March.

The Great Lakes environmental research laboratory measured the ice cover at 93.29-percent.

That's the most since record keeping started in 1973, breaking the record of 93.1-percent set in 1977.