Well, this has been a wet and overall "cool" July - and we are closing out the last report of July with a drop in surface temps - though the lower levels are still gradually warming. It only takes a bit of rain and some clouds to change those surface temperatures several degrees up or down, but don't be fooled by just the few feet of temperature....
Summer's heat progresses and continues to warm the overall water column. Surface temps are consistently hitting the mid-80's by afternoon, and the deeper waters are slowly warming as well.
The rains, cloud cover and cooler than normal temps over the past week have tempered the water temperatures, although expect to see a jump in the surface temps in the next readings - surface temps of 85 have been seen some already a few days after this data was collected.
Our "Man on the Water", Joel J, diligently collects water temperature measurements across the lake.