The above pic. from our Storm Team 8 Saugatuck Skycam was taken shortly after sunset on Sunday Dec. 30. You’re looking out over Kalamazoo Lake, which is connected to Lake Michigan.
Lake Superior is down 3″ in the last month, down 1″ in the last year, but it’s still 10″ above the long-term average. Lake Michigan/Huron is down 1″ in the last month. The lakes were up 3″ in 2018 and they are now 19″ above the century average for late December. Lake Erie is up 1″ in the last month, up 7″ year-to-year and is now a full 24″ higher than the average level. Lake Ontario is up 4″ in the last month, unchanged since Dec. 2017 and is now 9″ above the long-term average. Lake St. Clair is unchanged in the last month, up 5″ in the last year and is now 22″ higher than average.
Also: Lake Erie walleye population expected to increase. Ice sailing on Superior Bay. The wreck of the Rouse Simmons. The first 8 state water trails. It’s time for the New Year’s Polar Bear Swim. Surfers on Lake Michigan. The 25 days of Fishmas. Ludington State Park adds 100 acres. U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards work together. Beavers. First Coast Guard ice rescue of the winter. Fighting algal blooms. Great Lakes freighters heading to port for the winter. Shipwreck discovered in Lake Michigan. Record Great Lakes National Park attendance. Lamprey pie? The tragic death of Lydia Dale.