Lake Michigan Water Temperatures Unusually Warm

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1117 PM CDT MON AUG 2 2010 /1217 AM EDT TUE AUG 3 2010/

...WATER TEMPERATURES ON LAKE MICHIGAN UNSEASONABLY WARM...

THE WATER TEMPERATURE AT THE MID LAKE SOUTHERN BUOY ON LAKE
MICHIGAN CLIMBED TO 80 DEGREES SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.
GOING BACK THROUGH THE PAST 30 YEARS OF RECORDS FOR THE SOUTHERN
LAKE MICHIGAN MID LAKE BUOY...THE LAST TIME THE LAKE WATER
TEMPERATURE REACHED 80 DEGREES WAS BACK IN 2001. THE WARMEST WATER
TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED AT THE SOUTH LAKE BUOY WAS 81 DEGREES
BACK ON AUGUST 18 1995. THE SOUTH BUOY ON SOUTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN
IS LOCATED ABOUT 40 MILES OFF SHORE EAST OF RACINE WISCONSIN. IT
IS NOT UNCOMMON FOR THERE TO BE FLUCTUATIONS IN THE WATER
TEMPERATURE FROM DAY TO DAY...SO EVEN THOUGH THE WATER TEMPERATURE
HAS FALLEN TO 77 DEGREES TODAY...IT IS STILL QUITE PLAUSIBLE THAT
THE WATER TEMPERATURE COULD WARM UP AGAIN OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

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IZZI



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