Modis Lake Michigan pic. from Sat.

December 29th, 2013 at 3:31 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

modis lake michigan   Click on the pic. to enlarge or click here.  this is the close-up MODIS satellite pic. from Saturday midday.  Note that most all the lakes are frozen.  Gull Lake, Torch Lake and Crystal Lake all have open water, as does Green Lake and Geneva Lake in Wisconsin (deep lakes freeze last).  You can see the ice in Green Bay.  See what else you can find.   Here’s an entire Great Lakes view.   There’s ice in western Lake Erie and in Saginaw Bay.  Grand Rapids recorded 100% sun on Saturday, the first time that has happened since 10/14.

7 Responses to “Modis Lake Michigan pic. from Sat.”

  1. Kevin (Laketown Twp.) says:

    Any real reason why Grand Traverse Bay is still mostly ice free? While the green bay area and over by the thumb, have a good amount of ice build up already. Some what all similar inlets. .

    1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

      Looking at Lake Michigan’s water temperatures, it looks like the area near the bay (and assuming that the bay isn’t frozen, it should still be near or slightly below this temperature at the bay its self) is in the 39-42 degree temperature range. However, by the thumb, the temperatures are 30-33 degrees. I would have to imagine it has to do with depth. Take a look at this link for Lake Hurons temperatures/wind directions: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/greatlakes/?c=tmp&l=lh&p=a
      For Lake Michigan: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/greatlakes/?c=tmp&l=lm&#

      1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

        I should also mention that there are no buoy’s out in the bay this time of year. However, the cause may be because westerly winds are blowing warmer water from Lake Michigan into the bay. However, near the thumb, there is no transport of warmer water into the lake. Just an assumption though.

  2. dereks says:

    Bill must be able to read the future saying we’ll have a 1oo% sunshine on 10/14.

  3. dereks says:

    Where’s Barb at, she likes to correct things.

  4. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

    Heads are gonna Roll in Det on this Glumy Day in MI….

  5. Jack says:

    What else Can We See…… ” Steffen’s Tornado SCAR” !!! Right BILL? Stay Cued. ;-)

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