Coast Guard warns – Great Lakes’ water is still cold

Coast Guard warns - Great Lakes' water is still cold
SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan — The Coast Guard is reminding boaters to prepare for cold water despite warmer air temperatures. Although air temperatures are predicted to exceed 80 degrees this week, water temperatures of Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron are still only in the high 30s to low 50s. “Many people might not realize, but water as warm as 76 degrees is still considered cold and carries...

Coast Guard warns boaters of cold water despite warm air temperatures in Great Lakes

Coast Guard warns boaters of cold water despite warm air temperatures in Great Lakes
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard 9th District is warning Great Lakes boaters that falling water temperatures pose safety risks even as air temperatures stay warm. The National Weather Service reports that the water temperatures in Lake Superior are already reaching 50 F, with lakes Ontario, Huron, Erie and Michigan down to 60 F after summer temperatures approaching 80 F. “Warm air temperatures...