Great Lakes Water LevelsJuly 18th, 2013 at 10:51 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
Lake Michigan-Huron is up 1″ in the past month and up 2″ year-to-year. The lake is 19″ below the century average, but a foot above the low water point for July in 1964. The Grand River continues to run at above average flow. Lake Superior is up 4″ in the last month and is also up 2″ in the past year. Superior is 6″ below the long-term average and 15″ above the lowest July water level of 1926. Several lines of storms crossed Lake Superior Thursday Night and that may add an inch to the lake in the next week. lake Erie is up 4″ in the last month and up 8″ in the last year. Erie is now 2″ above the average water level. Lake Ontario is up a whopping 15″ since July 2012 and is now 6″ above the century average level. (picture from Jewelsie35 (Julie) at ReportIt. See it full screen.)
Great Lakes News: The water temperatures of Lake Michigan reached their peak on Thursday (maybe the peak of the summer Thurs. and Fri.) with 78 deg. at Holland, Grand Haven, Saugatuck and S. Haven. The mid-lake buoy was at 77. Researches are collecting Lake Michigan trash. While the Federal government continues to chip away at NWS funding and really, really should spend money on making the American models (GFS) better, they have boatloads of grant money to hand out. More metallic sheen on Lake Michigan beaches. Finally, Cuyahoga River has record flood, beats 1913.