Great Lakes Water LevelsApril 10th, 2014 at 8:03 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Click on the picture (from the Muskegon NOAA/GLERL cam.) taken today. If you look beyond the breakwaters, you can see ice. The wind coming off the water sure made a difference today. While Grand Rapids reached 66° today (warmest since last Oct. 12) and Kalamazoo topped out at 68°, the GLERL weather station here at the beach at Muskegon could muster only a high of 41.6°.
The latest data from the Army Corps of Engineers shows that Lake Michigan/Huron is up 2″ in the last month and up 11″ in the last year. The lake is still 16″ below the century average (dredging the St. Clair River has been a factor). Lake Superior is up 1″ in the past month (and should see a bump up with the snowmelt over the next 3 weeks) and is unchanged from one month ago. Superior is exactly at the century average. Lake St. Clair is up 9″ in the last month and is 8″ higher than one year ago. Lake Erie is also up 9″ in the last month and up 7″ year-to-year. Erie is 2″ below the long-term average. Lake Ontario is up 7″ in the last month, up 3″ year-to-year, but still down 6″ from average.
16 dredging projects planned for the Great Lakes – including Holland and Grand Haven. Harsh winter reveals Lake Michigan shipwreck. A couple years old, but some interesting snow pics. here. Here’s the MODIS satellite picture of Lake Superior from today (4/10) – still a lot of ice out there.