GOOD FRIDAY ALL!

The latest pollen, Lake Michigan water temps and the weekly U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report of lake levels are all in.

FIRST, THE LATEST FRIDAY POLLEN COUNT is in from Dr. Rachna Shah and Caitlin Walker from Loyola Medicine:

  • Trees – absent
  • Grass – absent
  • Molds – moderate
  • Ragweed – moderate
  • Other Weeds – moderate

THE FRIDAY LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPS have come in from my National Weather Service-Chicago colleagues:

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE, IL

SOUTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES

906 AM CDT Fri Sep 23, 2022

LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES…

  • CHICAGO SHORE……….66.
  • CHICAGO CRIB……….70.
  • CHICAGO BUOY……….69.
  • WILMETTE BUOY……….68.
  • WAUKEGAN BUOY……….67.
  • WINTHROP HARBOR BUOY……….66.
  • MICHIGAN CITY……….68.
  • MICHIGAN CITY BUOY……….68.
  • SOUTH MID LAKE BUOY……….66.
  • NORTH MID LAKE BUOY……….65.

THE MICHIGAN CITY WATER TEMPERATURE SENSOR IS LOCATED AT A WATER INTAKE ONE MILE OFFSHORE AND 60 FEET BELOW WATER SURFACE. IT IS READ EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR.

And Lake Michigan remains lower than a year ago, reports the Corps of Engineers in its weekly Great Lakes water level reports. The full report appears below—but it shows Lakes Michigan and Huron, treated as a single water body by the Corps for purposes of report water levels—is down 7″ from a year ago, having dropped 2″ from last month. Despite the drop, Lake Michigan is 7″ ABOVE the long term average.