This week looks a whole lot like last week - surface temps still in the upper 70's though the defined temperature break is weakening as the surface slowly warms the lower depths. With the days getting shorter it is only a matter of time before we start to see temperatures dropping over all.
The surface cooling trend continues - while we might see a bit of a increase over the weekend with some sunny skies predicted, the shortening days will limit the degree to how much our temps will arise - maybe an early Fall is upon us!
It is hard to believe that we're in the "Dog Days of Summer" with these water temps and the air temps in the 70's. Perhaps we'll still have a run of warm weather ahead of us, but this certainly is a nice tease of Fall!
It's the peak of Summer, right???? You would not know it by the last few surface water temperature measurements - third week in a row of a drop - of course, this could be somewhat timing related as a cloudy day or two can drop the temperatures a few degrees.... and notice that the mid-depths are still warming a bit. Guess we will see what the rest of August brings - are the Dog Days of Summer ahead?
Our "Man on the Water", Joel J, diligently collects water temperature measurements across the lake.