Lake Michigan Water Level

April 6th, 2012 at 11:49 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

  The sunset at the Holland breakwater looks like a blazing candle in this picture from Tom DeVette on ReportIt.  You can see the picture full screen here.  The Lake Michigan water level is up 2″ in the last month and up 7″ in the past year.  The lake is still 14″ below the century average.  Lake Superior is up 4″ in the past month (with a quick snowmelt and some rain) and up 5″ in the last year.  Superior is 11″ below the century average.  Lake Erie is 9″ higher than one year ago and 6″ higher than the century average.  Lake Ontario is up 7″ in the past year and is now 3″ above the century average.  River levels are running a little below average right now.   Did you see the story about the 19th century shipwreck they found in Lake Michigan…an intact two-masted schooner about 90 feet long.  It’s sitting in 350 feet of water about 20 miles off Grand Haven.   They have most of the Great Lakes water buoys out already.  The South Buoy shows a water temperature as I write this of 41.5 degrees.

10 Responses to “Lake Michigan Water Level”

  1. INDY says:

    34* out at the YARDofBRICKS going for a high of 68* !!! What a week of sun fun it has been best spring break in years time to end it out on a bang GO FSU GO TIGERS!! Have a great day u allllllll…..INDYY

    1. RJ (Rockford) says:

      Agreed! fixxxer will tell us that the Spring Break weather has been horrible, even though it has been FANTASTIC!! I suggest everyone consider having a cookout today while listening to the Tigers on the radio. It does not get better than that!! Sun and above average temperatures – ROCK n ROLL GR!!

      1. fixxxer says:

        the sun was nice but the temps suck!

        i just hope may is a warmer month because it appears april will NOT be!

        1. RJ (Rockford) says:

          The temps have been simply GREAT and the month of April will continue with above average temperatures!!!!!!!

        2. fixxxer says:

          no they won’t, if anything they will be below and it wouldn’t shock me if some of may is too. ill get excited when late june arrives. until then….ZZZZZZZZ

  2. SBPortage002 says:

    No complaints here this week. Weather has been very good and more sun and 60s today. Very nice, very seasonable. Enjoy the day.

  3. fixxxer says:

    and here come the clouds…AGAIN!

    1. RJ (Rockford) says:

      We have not seen a cloud in the last four days! Again? Oh by the way April will have above average temperatures fixxxer. Take that to the bank.

    2. Tom in Alger Height says:

      Fixxx…I’m at a loss for words. If you’re looking for the perfect weather…I would try San Diego. Give it a rest. You sound like a broke record.

      1. Tom in Alger Height says:

        Broken even.

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