Spring is here with GREAT news for Lake St. Clair boaters!
Good news for our Lake St. Clair boating season! The predicted forecast is for great weather… and higher water again!
According to the Farmers Almanac, we will experience warmer than normal temps in April and May with near normal rainfall. Our Summer will be hotter than normal, with near-normal rainfall, except for July where it is predicted to be above normal. The hottest times will be in early June, mid to late July, and mid to late August.
As of today, Lake St. Clair water levels are 10″ above last year. Ice jams are still causing forecast problems but the next month is forecasted to rise another 5 inches according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
And more good news, we are projected to peak around 6″ higher than last year in late summer… “2014″ was also 6″ higher than 2013…. A nice trend. Record lake St. Clair water levels were in 1986, and were still 20″ higher than what is projected for 2015 so I think we will skip buying flood insurance again this year.
And as a side note, our lowest water level record in 1934 was almost 40 inches below what we will have this year…
Finally sounds like the perfect season is coming to Lake St. Clair. Don’t get caught with your boat still on blocks in early June when the rest of us are in the water!