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Water temp. Lake Michigan

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Water temp. Lake Michigan

Can someone please tell me the current water temp. of Lake Michigan. Competing in the Chicago Triathlon this Sunday and am hoping to not wear a wetsuit! Also what would the av. temp of the atmosphere at midday be?

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1. Re: Water temp. Lake Michigan

Water temps are here:


Weather is expected to be in the mid-80s amd humid.

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2. Re: Water temp. Lake Michigan

I don't know how exactly water temperature are measured, but here are some links with info:



Air temperature is forecast to be a high of 82 on Sunday (though that could change). It will probably reach that around 3-4pm, with temps a few degrees cooler (probably not more than 5 or so) at noon.

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3. Re: Water temp. Lake Michigan

Thanks for the assistance! Its a lot warmer than here in Ireland anyway!

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4. Re: Water temp. Lake Michigan

Latest weather forecast:

82 - high


66 - low Extensive cloudiness, hazy, humid. (Dew points in the upper 60s). Showery spells—t-storms possible. Not quite as warm. Winds shift NNE but remain light overall

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