Muddy Water at Lake Michigan

April 25th, 2013 at 5:36 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

modis lake michigan    modis lake michigan 2These are the MODIS Lake Michigan satellite pictures from this afternoon (Thu. the 25th) and yesterday (4/24).  Click on the picture or at the links to enlarge.  Winds today were northwest, so the water coming out of the Grand River is being pushed to the south.  You can see the muddy brown water from the river contrasting to the darker Lake Michigan water.  The image on the right from yesterday shows there is STILL some ice in Green Bay.   Check out the picture of Lake Superior.   There’s lots of snow to melt yet around Lake Superior.   Here’s the Lake Ontario picture.      ALSO – I just got the latest Weekly Great Lakes Water Level Report.  The water level is up 3″ in the past week.  I’ll do a separate thread on lake levels after the 6 PM news…probably have it up on the blog here by 7:30 PM.

6 Responses to “Muddy Water at Lake Michigan”

  1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    Bill its past 7:30!

  2. Uncle Sparkee says:

    Well well well my little weather hobos! Me and ol aunty Edna’s been playing shots for hots since bout noon today!! We r celebrating her sister wildas 60 b day. Ol Edna gets crazy on the fire water. Nice to see the ol girl let loose. Anywho looks like the weather is goin to bee real nice next week. Time for uncle sparks to but his farmer hat on! Green thumbs and Rollin papers! Twisty smokey treats!

    1. Jack says:

      …… :-) …….. ;-)

  3. cbm@hotmail.com says:

    The Tigers blew another one today. I see Valverde is back when did that happen? Tigers crushed us last fall and I hope they can win one for this cloudy down trodden state.

  4. jimmy says:

    With all the pollution of bacteria and man made chemicals entering the Great Lakes on a yearly basis do you believe that there will be algae type blooms in the Great Lakes , as what happens in the Gulf of Mexico every year ?

    1. Bill Steffen says:

      We’ve always had natural algae blooms, but agricultural practices have caused them to be more substantial and more frequent: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/03/28/1216006110.abstract This is certainly a concern.

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