Long winter affecting Lake Michigan water temperature

2014-07-10T10:45:00Z Long winter affecting Lake Michigan water temperatureBILL NOVAK bnovak@madison.com, 608-252-6483 madison.com

The long, cold winter of 2013-14 is having a chilling effect on Lake Michigan.

The National Weather Service said on Thursday that the surface water temperature of the Great Lake is about 5 degrees colder than the 20-year average.

The surface temperature is based on satellite imaging of the water.

The temperature varies depending on location, with temperatures in the 40s shown in the northern part of the lake, in the mid-50s in the central part and in the low to mid-60s in the southern part.

Below the surface temperatures taken by equipment on buoys are also below normal, dropping down to near 40 60 feet below the surface.

Temperatures are not expected to warm up anytime soon.

"As the long range forecast is calling for below normal temperatures to settle over the western Great Lakes next week, no significant warming of Lake Michigan is expected through mid-July," the weather service said.

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  1. Cornelius_Gotchberg
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    Cornelius_Gotchberg - July 11, 2014 8:01 am
    @NotBeingPaid;

    "Lots of words... but still nothing to say."

    Isn't that the way it should be?

    The debate is over & the science is settled after all; right?

    The Gotch
  2. NotBeingPaid
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    NotBeingPaid - July 10, 2014 11:47 pm
    Lots of words... but still nothing to say.
  3. Cornelius_Gotchberg
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    Cornelius_Gotchberg - July 10, 2014 1:44 pm
    @NotBeingPaid;

    Don't get all hot under the collar.

    "...confuse the local weather of one year with the global climate of the past decades."

    The past 17 years/10 months; that's pert-n-near a couple of decades, isn't it?

    Did the big words in Fat Albert's ascientific schlockumentary "An Inconvenient Truth" scare you like it did many other children?

    Or was it that real real scary Hockey Schtick where they airbrushed out the MWP?

    Or was the hoist straining mightily to winch Far Albert up to the contrived point of the Hockey Schtick?

    Or was it Dr. Michael Mann(-made Global Warming) refusing FOIA requests for his emails?

    I bet that sure scares him, the UVa establishment, and Global Warming INC.

    Though I'm sure that nice Mann has nothing to hide; right?

    The Gotch
  4. NotBeingPaid
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    NotBeingPaid - July 10, 2014 1:22 pm
    Only a partisan like Thanks4Act10 would confuse the local weather of one year with the global climate of the past decades.

    Someone needs to get that guy a science textbook... and a tutor to help him understand all the big words.
  5. kooler
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    kooler - July 10, 2014 12:40 pm
    move out west einstein.
  6. Thanks4Act10
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    Thanks4Act10 - July 10, 2014 11:43 am
    Global Warming. Oh, and highs in the 50's next week. Shame.
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