OK, maybe you’ve seen the picture: sunny, 80-degree weather and people lying out in the sand – maybe even getting sunburned on the shores of Lake Superior. And maybe, there in the background, huge pieces of ice still floating around in the lake.
John Lenters is a climatologist at Ann Arbor-based LimnoTech, an environmental consulting firm.
Lenters says says because of the size and depth of the lakes, it will take a while for them to warm up after the extremely cold winter.
The ice is melting, but Lake Superior warms up slowly before it hits 39 degrees Fahrenheit.
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