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#4 Ice storm of 1998

Millions of trees were brought down by the weight of the ice in the ’98 storm, but not all species were affected equally. Hardwood trees like maple bore the brunt of the damage, while fir and spruce were better adapted to dealing with ice buildup. Some of the scars will remain visible for decades while the forest recovers from the storm.

Did you know?
The greatest influence on local weather is the presence of the Great Lakes and cool St. Lawrence River waters.