Lake effect snow from the Great Lakes occurs when conditions of evaporation and cold upper air currents slide over the region. Water retains on to heat more than air. This causes some open water in the Great Lakes to evaporate into the air and warm it. Rising up into the atmosphere this warm, wet air cools as it travels.
Weeks of hot weather, scant precipitation, and low winds have pushed the water temps into near-record temps in four of the five Great Lakes. Lower Saginaw Bay is expected to reach 80F later this week. NOAA is reporting that water temperature is running 6 to 10 degrees above normal, resulting in setting new records on … Read more