Lake Michigan Sets Another Record
Lake Michigan has now set a new all time record for high water in January.
According to WOOD, Lake Michigan is now 3 inches above the last recorded level breaking an all time record that was set back in 1987. Technically the record won't be broken until the end of the month.
Lake Michigan was levels have remained the same since mid December when usually this time of the year there is drop. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lake Michigan's water level will drop an inch in February.
This weekends storm is expected to drop 4 to 8 inches of snowfall across the Great Lakes Basin and this could bump up the total water level a bit for Lake Michigan.
Currently Lake Michigan is 18 inches higher than it was at this time last year. This should last for the next several months as well. The lake is currently 5.5 feet higher than the low that was set back in 2013.
Lake Michigan is not the only Great Lake that is higher than usual, Superior is tied for its high that was set in 1986. Erie is 2 inches below the January record set in 1987. Ontario is is 5 inches below a record that was set 70 years ago in 1946. Since Lake Michigan and Huron are connected, the Army Corps treat them as the same lake.