The frigid winter we made it through continues to affect Lake Superior.
A research team out of Ann Arbor found that the surface water temperatures over the deepest parts of Superior are expected to be colder than average, at least six degrees colder by August.
Because of the cooler water, heavy evaporation will be delayed.
During the late fall and early winter while the waters of Lake Superior are relatively warm, we get these massive, cold arctic outbreaks. And it's that temperature difference and also the dry air that flowing across Lake Superior that increases the amount of evaporation on the lake," Robin Turner, Meteorologist, National Weather Service of Marquette.
Climatologists say because of this, the water level could increase ten inches by next spring.
But much will depend on the amount of rain and snow between now and then.
Water levels in the other Great Lakes are also expected to rise.