Marine Forecasts and General Information

Open Lake Forecasts | Nearshore Forecasts | Water Levels | Water Temperatures | Ice Conditions | Weather Conditions


Links to the Marine Pages at. . .

Marine Forecast

There are two sources for the Marine Forecasts for the Great Lakes. The first one is off of our Weather Now Pages. The Marine page has links for the latest Open Lake Forecasts and NearShore Forecast.

Another source for the Open Lake Forecasts and NearShore Forecasts can be found here. If you are interested in Marine Forecasts for the Oceans, they can be found here. 

Great Lakes Water Levels

Great Lakes Water Level Homepage from the Detroit District of the Army Corps of Engineers.
Preliminary Water Level Data collected by the National Ocean Service (NOS) water level stations. This is a form that allows you to collect 6 minute data for various sites around the Great Lakes.

Dial a Buoy information can be found here.

Water Temperatures

  • Great Lakes Surface Temperatures from the Great Lakes Environmental Laboratory (GLERL). This is a GIF image that shows water temperatures for all the Great Lakes.

Great Lakes Weather Conditions

Great Lakes Ice Conditions

Great Lakes Ice Analysis from the National Ice Center.

  • East Composite - includes, the St Marys River, Lake Huron, Lake St Clair, the Detroit River, and Lakes Erie and Ontario.
  • West Composite - includes, Lakes Superior and Michigan. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.
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