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.