Thursday, August 27, 2015

Downside for El Nino '15-'16: less volume for Great Lakes?

The projected El Nino weather and storm pattern originating in the Pacific Ocean could make a dent in the Western US drought - - or add misery in the form of flash flooding - - but I was curious about what the forecast has in store for our neck of the woods.

So the way I read this:
Wisconsin starts off slow this winter with warmer temps & dry weather for December. Temps are still slightly above normal for January but the snow starts to pick up by the end of the month. February could be the busiest month for snow and colder temps so yeah it's a delayed winter ahead. Overall expect a milder winter than last winter and not as much snow.
- - is more perhaps evaporation from the Great Lakes without major snows as recharge.

Anyone following this as Waukesha looks for a precedent-setting water export from Lake Michigan, with some shipped further out to some neighboring small towns which have not asked for it?


Bill McClenahan said...

So much for the Compact's goal of decision-making based on facts. Waukesha's application has nothing to do with lake levels. It would withdrawn one one-millionth of 1% of Great Lakes water and then return the same amount. Zero impact on the lakes. Weather, on the other hand, changed the level of Lake Michigan two feet compared to two summers ago. Your red herrings of logic are piling up like the alewives used to.

James Rowen said...

That comment jumps the shark.