While Michigan's Great Lakes aren't thought of as "warm lakes", they do tend to warm up a bit during the summer months. However, this warming is nothing compared to the extreme temperatures that have been happening in the southern part of the country.

If you've been paying attention to the news, you've probably seen the insane reports that show the water temperature topping out at 101 degrees off the coast of Florida. That is pretty much unheard of.

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Which of Michigan's Great Lakes is the Warmest?

Among Michigan's Great Lakes, Lake Erie tends to be the warmest during the summer months. This is primarily due to the lake's shallower depth compared to the others.


How Deep is Lake Erie?

The deepest point in Lake Erie is 210 feet deep.

What is Lake Erie's Average Temperature in the Summer?

In the summer, Lake Erie ranges from the mid-60s to the low 70s. The exact average temp can vary slightly from year to year and month to month, but in general, that's the temperature window that can expect during the summer months.

What is the Highest Temperature Ever Recorded in Lake Erie?

According to the Chicago Tribune, the highest water temperature ever recorded at any of the Great Lakes buoys was 86.2 degrees at the NOAA buoy in western Lake Erie on Aug. 2, 1988. The reading was recorded on Aug. 2, 1988, in the midst of the infamous summer of 1988 drought.

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7 Lakes With The Weirdest Names in Michigan

With so many lakes in Michigan, Great and otherwise, it must be difficult to name them all. Here are some of the weirdest lake names in Michigan and the story behind it.

Look! Perfectly Preserved Ship At Bottom Of The Great Lakes

Something lost to man above land, but not forgotten in the seas either. Take a look at the perfectly preserved ship of the SS Daniel J. Morrell at the bottom of Lake Huron, which sank in November 1966.

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