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Lake Superior continues warming trend despite cooler summer in 2017

Lake Superior North Shore
Lake Superior North Shore

Researchers at the University of Minnesota Duluth have found that surface water temperatures in Lake Superior have consistently increased during the past three decades.

And while the surface water temperature is somewhat cooler in 2017 than it was the previous year, it remains at or above seasonal averages, according to Jay Austin, a physicist with the Large Lakes Observatory at UMD.

WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs spoke with Austin about water temperature in Lake Superior. 

For more information about water temperatures in Lake Superior, click here.