A little late getting these posted...... still seeing a moderate rise in temperatures. By the weekend surface temps were ranging from 47-59 depending if you were in the back of a muddy, shallow creek (warmer) or a clear, wind-blown area.
We are making slow progress with the water temps warming up - still seeing sub-50 degree temps mid-lake, though 50-52 has been seen at the upper reaches of the lake or in the shallow backs of some creeks. This week of 40ish degree temps and potential snow is not going to help but each day that goes by with longer period of sunlight will help......
A quick update on water temps during the warming trend in between cold snaps & snow storms this March. Will someone please ask Spring to get here for good!
Well, it seems we have finally turned the corner and water temperatures are on the rise. This week of 60+ degree temps will likely make a good improvement over where they were even this past weekend. Spring is finally here!
Well, things have finally thawed out enough that our "man on the water" - Joel Janecek - could get out and take some water temperature measurements. Want the condensed version? It's cold. But these sunny and longer days have promise of warm things to come.
Below is an animated version of the water temperature recordings taking throughout 2013. It is always interesting to see the changes in the temperature and the animation makes this even more apparent. There are some gaps in the data, which results in some jumps here and there.....
Well, this one is a little late due to the Holidays, but here is our last Water Temperature installment of 2013. Temperatures have continued to come down with the cold snaps over the last few weeks, with temps in the 44-46 range on New Year's Day, and I would not be surprised to find some "hard water" on multiple locations of the lake tomorrow morning....
Thanks to Joel J for continuing to collect this data.....
Below are the water temperatures on Friday, 11/22, before the Pre-Thanksgiving Artic Blast that arrived over the weekend. Look for surface temperatures to drop a fair bit by the next report..... reports of 52/53 were seen on the lower lake / Bulls Run area on the morning of 11/23 and it had not gotten cold yet at that point....
As the days shorten and the air temps cool, the water surface temps continue their gradual cooling trend and we are starting to see a drop in the temperature at the lowest depths as well.
Low 60's are dominating our surface temperatures in the main channel, with upper 50's being seen in shallow water areas such as the back of the creeks. Yep - it's Fall!
Our "Man on the Water", Joel J, diligently collects water temperature measurements across the lake.