Superior Water temps

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Superior Water temps

Post by johnhens » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:48 pm

Checked the West Superior and East Superior bouys for water temps. West, 38f, East 37f. Want to go swimming?


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Re: Superior Water temps

Post by tree rattt » Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:36 pm

Well, that's mind numbing! :) .....as well as anything else that touches the water....woooo--HOOOO! :)


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Post by Donk_67 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:50 pm

I'm holding out hope that the temps will crack 40 by mid August. :D

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Re: Superior Water temps

Post by Lucky Chicken » Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:23 am

well... the guy I went with in mid June thought it was warm enough to go swimming. He jumped off the dock in Windigo with a couple of the poeple who were living there. They said it was warmer than the 36 the bouy said, but I dont believe them. They got out supper quick and were hooting and hollering. I doccumented the occasion in case he needs an insanity plea later in life ;)


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Post by JerryB » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:25 am

At the end of June, my son jumped in off the Windigo dock, three times. I thought he was nuts. He said it was very cold but felt great. I saw someone else jump in as well.


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Re: Superior Water temps

Post by Tightlines01 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:45 am

I was wading at Daisy farm in mid June. Thoughts bought going under but didn't. Some kids went swimming. I didn't take a temp but it felt a lot warmer than 30's.


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Re: Superior Water temps

Post by treeplanter » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:43 am

I read something a few days back that Lake Superior is about 5 - 10 degrees colder than it should be for this time of year.

If you want to swim in the lake, it helps to play the wind. Warm water floats, so an onshore wind will blow the warmer water toward shore. An offshore wind blows the warm water out allowing the cold water to bubble up in it's place. Still, even with an onshore wind, this ain't Florida, so don't ever expect to swim in 80 degree bathwater.

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Re: Superior Water temps

Post by Ingo » Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:22 am

My brother "swam" every day last week in Superior. I went in once at Chippewa which was the warmest. Yeah, still cold!

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Post by hooky » Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:50 am

Shallow water on a southern shore, especially a protected shore, will always be warmer than something out in the lake. Just the sun warming rocks will be good for 5-10 degrees at times. Early spring bass fishing for me consists of targeting shoreline rocks in the sun.

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Re: Superior Water temps

Post by Tampico » Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:26 pm

Air temperature on the open lake is still quite cold and will feel even colder with any appreciable wind.

You all might have to stay inside on your ferry rides over.


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Re: Superior Water temps

Post by ki5ka » Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:14 pm

Jumped in the water off Blake Point last week. It was cold.


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Re: Superior Water temps

Post by johnhens » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:23 pm

Lake temps at the 3 bouys still in the high 30's.


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Re: Superior Water temps

Post by johnhens » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:24 am

Mid Lake and Western Lake bouy temps for 9/5 : 57 degrees F

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Re: Superior Water temps

Post by Ingo » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:55 am

johnhens wrote:Mid Lake and Western Lake bouy temps for 9/5 : 57 degrees F
Hot tub!

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Re: Superior Water temps

Post by jrwiesz » Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:00 pm

Ingo wrote:
johnhens wrote:Mid Lake and Western Lake bouy temps for 9/5 : 57 degrees F
Hot tub!

It's a spa. 8)
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