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Cool air plus warm water equals Lake Michigan 'wavemaker' MLive (8/20) Lake Michigan's high winds and waves the last couple days may be an early sign of a four-letter word some may find offensive: fall. How would ecosystems downstream fare if Waukesha buys Lake Michigan water? Milwaukee Public Radio (7/29) Waukesha, Wis., hopes to pump in 10 million gallons a day from Oak Creek’s utility, then treat and return the water to Lake Michigan via the Root River. Beach hazards posted along Lake Michigan shoreline Fox 17 (7/14) Storms from overnight and northerly winds moving in this afternoon are causing for hazardous swimming conditions along Lake Michigan. Input sought for Lake Michigan Islands Management Plan UP Matters.org (7/14) The Department of Natural Resources invites those interested in the management of the Lake Michigan islands to review, ask questions and provide input on the draft Northern Lake Michigan Islands Management Plan.
Dangerous swimming conditions developing along Lake Michigan Fox 17 News (7/6) With a cold front approaching with a change in wind direction, beach hazards advisories are going up along the Lake Michigan shoreline. 5-foot waves already building along Lake Michigan shore; swift currents expected MLive (8/13) Stiff northwest winds upwards of 25 mph by noon Tuesday are expected to spur 4- to 7-foot waves across the West Michigan shoreline. Water pushed against piers and break walls will create swift currents that could pull swimmers out to open water.
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Lake Michigan Experimental Marine Forecast Products NOAA Central Region Headquarters Point-specific and zonal marine forecast products for southern Lake Michigan.
Lake Michigan Open Water Text Forecast National Weather Service
Real-Time Meteorological Observation Network NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) Access to near real-time winds, air temperatures, and live WebCam images from 6 coastal sites on southern Lake Michigan.
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Lake Michigan Surface Water Temperatures Michigan Sea Grant Contour maps of surface water temps. This site uses satellite imagery from the Great Lakes CoastWatch Node to "build" a composite map of surface temps.
Lake Michigan Temperature Profiles NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL)
Lake Michigan Temperature Transects NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL)
Lake Michigan Water Temperatures NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL)
Beach Health Wisconsin Great Lakes Beaches Beach Health allows access to information on Great Lakes beaches in Wisconsin.
Great Lakes BeachCast Great Lakes Information Network An Internet gateway to information on Great Lakes beach conditions, including health advisories, weather, monitoring data and more.
Illinois Beach Conditions Illinois Department of Public Health
Indiana's Lake Michigan Beaches Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Program Obtain current Lake Michigan water quality conditions at Lake, Porter and Laporte County beaches throughout the swimming season.
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality – Online Beach Monitoring System Michigan Department of Environmental Quality To search for a beach or other location, enter any part of the beach name or waterbody name into the search box on the top of this page and click "GO".
Michigan Recreational Fishing Report Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Comprehensive Michigan fishing report covering Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, and Lake Erie fisheries.
Indiana Fishing Reports Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Indiana fishing reports by county.
Lake Michigan Outdoor Fishing Report Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources A fishing report generated by the Lake Michigan Work Unit office located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The report is produced on Mondays and Thursdays from March 1 to December 1 each year and contains fishing information from Sheboygan to Kenosha.
Thumb Harbor Fishing Report Great Lakes Fishing Charters
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Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System : Customer Advisories Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System Updates and advisories for Great Lakes locks and canals.
Western Great Lakes Ice Analysis NOAA National Ice Center
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