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Lake-Effect Snow Potential

The water temperature of Lake Michigan (all the Great Lakes – see Superior, Huron, Erie and Ontario) is significantly warmer than recent years for early November and also significantly warmer than average.  The south mid-Lake Michigan buoy shows a water temperature of 57.6 and the north mid-Lake Michigan buoy is reading 56.1.  The buoy offshore of Muskegon MI has 56.8 this evening.  With that much warmth, the potential for significant lake-effect is certainly real.  It’s not a certainty.  The lake could cool down to average before the air gets cold enough for lake-effect snow…but, given other factors (weak La Nina…