Modis pictures – Cooler Near the LakeApril 2nd, 2014 at 9:47 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
These are the MODIS satellite pictures from Weds. Note the very significant amount of ice left on the Great lakes and the snow cover to the north. The cooling effect of the lake today was extraordinary. While G.R. made 53° for a high temp. and Kalamazoo reached 56°, the high temperature on the beach at Muskegon was 35.2°. At 3 pm this afternoon, the temperature on the beach at Michigan City, Indiana was 33.6° and the temperature at the water intake 2.8 miles east of Chicago was 33.3°. It’s going to be a slow melt and a slow warm-up with that kind of effect. There will be a lot of days this spring when it’ll really be cooler near the lake! Here’s the graph of ice this winter on Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Superior, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Here’s the GLERL ice analysis for the Great Lakes and for Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Superior, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.