The 5 Great Lakes Water Temps All At Record Levels – Heating Up Concerns

Lighthouse With Ice

The Washington Post published an article this week that signaled an ominous warning. “Earth’s lakes are warming at a feverish pace, with the Great Lakes leading the way” It’s looking more and more like the Great Lakes water temps are experiencing setting new records due to the effects of higher temperatures in the region. Lakes … Read more

Polar Vortex Spikes Great Lakes Ice Coverage (2022)

Great Lakes Ice Jan 2022

Recent extreme weather patterns and sub-zero conditions across the Upper Great Lakes region have blown away forecasts of yet another year of below-average ice cover. The recent polar vortex spikes Great Lakes ice coverage. Currently, four out of the five Great Lakes are significantly above average reported ice coverage data. Except for Lake Superior which is near its average ice coverage norm for this date in the year. 

Grand Traverse Residents Fight Great Lakes Beach Erosion

High Water in Grand Traverse

Sill break walls along the Lake Michigan shore is a natural-looking method of holding and collecting beach sand and prevent erosion.

Lake Huron residents may find it a suitable option for their beach or lake easement property.

Get Five decades of Great Lakes ice cover data

Lake Ice with Reeds

Learning the major effects of ice on the Great Lakes will be crucial. Access to ice cover data is essential. Ice on the Great Lakes impacts many societal benefits provided by the lakes, from hydropower generation to commercial freight to commercial and recreational fishing. Thumbwind has been tracking the 2021s Great Lakes Ice Coverage. Over … Read more