Lake LevelsDecember 13th, 2013 at 1:55 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
These are pictures from Thursday afternoon at 1 PM and on the right at 3 PM from the Muskegon GLERL camera. Note the increase in ice/slush in just two hours. Check out the MODIS Lake Michigan Satellite picture from Thurs. PM and you’ll see it was sunny on the other side of the lake, but cold – the high/low was 18/-2 at Milwaukee and 16/-3 in Green Bay, 17/-5 in Kenosha WI and 19/-3 in Chicago. Just west of Chicago, the town of Aurora got down to -16! Most inland lakes are now frozen over, but beware – some of the ice is still pretty thin.
Lake Michigan/Huron is down 2″ in the last month, up 14″ year-t0-year and 14″ below the long-term average. Lake Superior is down 1″ in the last month, up 13″ in the last year and just 1″ below the century average. Lake Erie is down 3″ in the last month, up 3″ year-to-year and 4″ below the long-term average and Lake Ontario is down 4″ in the last month, up 10″ year-to-year and 1″ below the century average.
Great Lakes News: Lake trout make remarkable recovery in Lake Huron…no Asian carp DNA in water samples…Michigan DNR says this was another “outstanding” fish stocking fall season…Civil War shipwreck found, rumored to be carrying gold…and…a new ship on the Great Lakes.