74.8 degrees - Surface water temp on Lake Superior near Duluth this morning
70s - water temps along the North Shore from Duluth all the way to Grand Marais
"It's pretty safe to say that what we're seeing here is the warmest that we've seen in Lake Superior in a century," said Jay Austin, a professor at the University of Minnesota at Duluth, who has researched the lake's water temperatures back to the beginning of the 20th century.Excerpt from Andrew Freedman's Climate Central piece on record Great Lakes water temps in 2012
The all-time daily average high temperature record for Lake Superior is 71°F, which was recorded in mid-August 2010. With a few more weeks of warming left, that record is in jeopardy.
"The season hasn't played itself out yet and we're already within 3 degrees of the all-time daily record surface temperature," Austin said.
-Mild winter, less ice cover & Duluth Flood played a role: Details below
Swimming in Superior anyone?
In another sign of just how crazy warm 2012 has been in Minnesota and the nation, water temps are at record levels on Lake Superior and the Great Lakes this summer.
Surface water temps in the "swimmable" 70s now stretch from Duluth all the way to Grand Marais. A small bubble of water has even reached 75 degrees just east of Grand Marais this week, according to satellite derived data from NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory.
Average surface water temps on Lake Superior for this time of year are in the mid-50s. So water temps are running about 15 to 20 degrees above average this summer.
With about 3 weeks left to go before the usual "peak water temps" in Lake Superior, I would not be stunned to see an unheard of 80 degree water temp on the big lake this summer.
Duluth flood played a role:
The massive runoff from the Duluth floods has played a role in boosting water temps this summer. The runoff stream carried loads of tiny sediment particles into the western part of the lake. Those particles take time to settle, and are efficient at reflecting sunlight and heating up surrounding water.
Another excerpt from the story at Climate Central.
Austin said that water temperatures at the westernmost edge of Lake Superior are running in the mid-70s, and it was due in part to the runoff from flooding rains that struck Duluth, Minn., in late June.
Because of sand and other particles within in the runoff, sunlight is not penetrating far below the surface, and that helps heat near-surface waters more significantly than if clearer waters were present, Austin said.
80F in Lake Michigan on July 6th?
So much for "cooler by the lake" in Milwaukee and Chicago this year.
The south buoy 43 miles off shore from Milwaukee recorded a water temp of 80 degrees on July 6th this year! That's unheard of so early in July, the average for July 6th is a cool 63F!
For example, the South Buoy on Lake Michigan, located 43 nautical miles southeast of Milwaukee, recorded a water temperature of 80°F on Friday July 6, a feat the National Weather Service (NWS) said was "remarkable . . . for the lake to begin with . . . But unprecedented for this early in the summer season." The previous date of the earliest 80°F temperature was July 21, which was set during both 2010 and 2011.
The average water temperature for July 6 at the South Buoy is a chilly 63°F.
The rapid temperature increase on Lake Michigan was closely tied to the heat waves that have affected the Midwest this summer. Chicago has experienced its warmest year to date, and the early July heat wave in the Windy City that sent temperatures soaring into the triple digits caused water temperatures at the South Buoy to climb by 10°F during the course of just one week, the NWS said.
The entire Great Lakes system is running at or near record warmth this year.
More Lake Effect Snow this winter?
One ironic twist in the record warm water temps is that it may lead to a more active lake effect snow season downwind of the Great lakes. Warmer water means the lakes will give off more heat and moisture as cold air masses blow across the lakes, especially early in the season. If we get some arctic air in late November & December, we could see some horrendous lake effect snow totals in the lee of the Great Lakes this winter.
Soon all will take note to the sounds and rumbling of Volcanoes Around Earth that are Waking Up at a Alarming Rate. Just as they did in 1883 from Krakatoa.
Read well and study on your own after you have read this.
This is not a game or joke our Sun gives off a Solar Wind all day year round if you live in the State of Alaska you see it in the sky above what a sight it is going through our Earth’s Magnet Polls of the North and the South, North Poll. It’s called the Northern Lights or the Aurora Borealis.
The day will come when you will be able to see it all over Earth as in the year 1859 Solar Flare, It was the largest in 500 years. Two Astronomer’s Hodgson and Carrington told the World that the Solar Flare made a Geomagnetic Storm reach Earth in hours not days. Back then it gave new meaning to Reach For The Skies from Telegraph Operators. For hours sparks flew from the key board. Even after the Batteries were disconnected. Nov 3 and 4, 2003 had a X40+ Class Solar Flare.
Our Sun’s UV Rays will get stronger as each passing day goes by, read and i will tell you why.
The Great big forest have be stripped from most of the Earth for Greed of Money by the Wicked. The trees are our Main Source of Oxygen on this Plant.
The Forest Trees scrubs the Pollution out of the air and makes Oxygen from the rain and dirt that it grows in.
The Forest Trees do more than just make Oxygen they stop Soil Erosion, just Look at the 1930 Dust Bowl. Greed by our Government taxes led farmers to clear cut all their Forest and farm all the land they were being Tax on. They had to farm it to pay for the Taxes. Why leave the Trees when food crop makes Money. This did not Help the Depression that effected most all Worldwide. This year 2012 more than 100 million will suffer from Malnutrition lack of food and Dehydration lack of water. Many will not make it and die!
Soon many will run out of Safe Drinking Water from pollution going into the world’s water supply.
In the United States of America alone more than 45 Million Americans Received Food Stamps and that number is going up every day every year for more than 3 years in a row now.
The Pollution and CO2 Carbon Dioxide go into the Tree Bark as a shield from most bugs so they do not eat the tree.
Less Forest less Oxygen this is why the moon. That has no Oxygen is very cold on the side without Sun Light, And hot as ever on the side with Sun Light. Way too cold and too hot to live there. You would need at least 10 times the Energy we use on Earth to even live there and life on the Moon would be very short.
With no blank of Oxygen to lessen or reduce the Sun’s UV Rays and Solar Wind they are deadly there on our Moon. Every Mt. Climber and Aircraft Pilot knows the higher you go the thinner the Oxygen and colder it gets.
Just spend a night on a Mt. top above 13,000 feet with no Sun Light and you will see or should i say feel the cold stinging any of your exposed skin. If you are new to Mt. Climbing stay below 10,000Ft. The Astronauts and the Cosmonauts and Fighter Pilots that i have been with for years know this very well, and the Radiation Hazards to humans at High Altitudes.
Soon the Sun’s Solar Wind and UV rays will be way to strong for most to go out in the Sun Light for even a short time. The Geomagnetic Storm to come and the Bad Weather Storms well you have not seen nothing yet and the Sea Level is Rising the Oceans. Many Millions have been affected by Floods in China and Pakistan just last year. In 2005 Over a Thousand dead in New Orleans flood, and the list going on. The sounds and rumbling of Volcanoes Around Earth are Waking Up at a Alarming rate.
And there shall be famines, and pestilences, and Earthquakes, in divers places such as was not from the beginning of the Creation.
The last 30 years On Earth we have broke all High Temp Records and the temp it is still going up. All the Worlds Ice Glacier are melting at an Accelerating Rate. The Glaciers and Polar Ice Caps store more water than all the Fresh Water Lakes on Earth. Many of them are drying up or water levels are going down past the lowest point every recorded.
The Bad Weather Storms now are Babies compared to what is to come.
They will get even bigger and worse less Oxygen the more UV Rays to the Earth and more Water molecules will evaporate and go up into the Earth’s Atmosphere. Less Oxygen the colder without sun light and hotter with it.
The Sky full of more water vapor molecules, more snow in the winter and more Flash Floods in the Summer. All earth will see way more fires and the Deserts are growing larger.
If every living person on Earth were to Plant A Tree Today we might have a chance.
The Earth’s Atmosphere Blanket surrounding it protects life on Earth as Our Lord and GOD will all that seek Him.
Then it is written when the tree is full it is harvest time. All the Earth will someday burn away.
This is all Foretold in the Bible Read it
and may our Lord Bless all that do so.
The Lord’s Little Helper
Paul Felix Schott
2 Peter 3:10
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the Earth and its works will be burned up.
GOD Bless You and Your Love ones
Give thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ every day.
Matthew 24: 30-33
Earth is at its Limits
MANY OF US IN THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY HAVE BEEN SAYING SOME OF THIS FOR YEARS
The United Nations is now taking a serious look into "Earth's Limits" Earth will very soon be at its Limits of no return for many things including all life on Earth.
If we keep going at this rate we will not have another 20 years to go back to Rio De Janeiro to play. Most all in the Scientific Community said this 20 years ago at the last time Leaders set up this meeting in Rio De Janeiro. Of course on the Tax payers money, and of course they said about the same thing again we need to do something!
There is enough Energy from our Sun to Power all are needs on Earth and more. The richest on Earth are doing just that Building Solar Power Plants at a record pace.
The Fastest growing energy on Earth.
Albert Einstein 100 years ago showed the World it could get
Free Energy, Electric from the SUN. (THE PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT).
The water has been dramatically different in the Apostles this summer from the flooding. Water clarity has been effected FAR more than your satellite photo above suggests.
This does not seem like the year to base long term predictions on short term data fluctuations...unless you're looking for some sensationalism journalism.
Actually trees produce no where near the majority of our oxygen. Cyanobacteria produce the most but you probably have a biology degree too mr. Schott