noaa en Study predicts less Great Lakes water loss <p>Previous research suggested a decline in future Great Lakes water levels, but findings from a recent scientific report may paint a different picture.&nbsp;</p><p>Associated Press environmental writer John Flesher reports:</p><blockquote><p>New research suggests climate change might not cause Great Lakes water levels to drop as much as previous studies have indicated. In fact, it might even cause them to rise.</p><p>Scientists at the<a href=""> NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory</a> in Ann Arbor say they&#39;ve devised a new way to predict future water levels. In a newly published journal article, they say it involves different methods of measuring evaporation of water from the soil and plants within the Great Lakes watershed.</p><p>Low water levels can cause heavy losses for shippers and other<br />Great Lakes businesses. They also affect the environment. Wed, 19 Oct 2011 19:17:59 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 4639 at Study predicts less Great Lakes water loss Wind Advisory issued in west Michigan <p>The <a href="">National Weather Service</a> has issued a Wind Advisory for west Michigan.&nbsp;</p><p>A cold front passed through the state overnight.&nbsp;&nbsp; Most parts of Michigan has already recorded their high temperatures for the day.&nbsp; Temps are expected to fall through the day and into the evening, as Michigan&#39;s brief flirtation with Spring comes to an end.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>There&#39;s snow in the forecast for Sunday when temperatures are expected to descend back into the teens.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Feb 2011 14:09:38 +0000 Steve Carmody 1335 at Wind Advisory issued in west Michigan