Lake Superior 20 degrees warmer than normal

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    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Normally frigid Lake Superior has warmed up faster than usual this summer due to a winter with little ice and a record-warm spring, according to researchers.

    Surface temperatures are about 20 degrees higher than normal for this time of year and could be on their way to record highs, researchers at the University of Minnesota Duluth's Large Lakes Observatory said.

    Lake Superior warms up earlier than usual, with July temps about 20 degrees above normal - latimes.com
     
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    So?
     
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    Whooop-di-dooo s0n..........they are skiing in Northern California this weekend........latest they've every kept the mountain open, and it snowed in New Hampshire last week.

    So whats the point???:wtf:
     
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    Just more typical pompous doom and gloom from the cultists.
     
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    why don't you go drown yourself in it?
     
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    What a misleading article, and then some idiot claims that global warming is responsible for the thermal layers being more active. that is about as intelligent as claiming that global warming is the cause of heavier snowfall.

    Do you have any idea how much energy it would take to directly heat Lake Superior 20 degrees? Lake Superior is larger than the rest of the Great Lakes combined, and in order for the weather there to be directly, and solely, responsible for a 20 degree temperature difference the air temps would have to be above 100 for weeks. Constantly above 100.

    This is why thinking people react with skepticism to AGW, you people will snatch at anything as proof of your theory, and totally disregard science and common sense. There is no way enough energy was poured into that water to effect a 20 degree temperature spike, we would have noticed. This is a simple weather pattern that resulted in some unusual temperatures, a bit like the one that resulted in the unusual snow fall in the Rocky Mountains this spring.
     
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    that is about as intelligent as claiming that global warming is the cause of heavier snowfall.

    Denying that GW could lead to more snowfall in some places, shows a total lack of understanding of the topic. How much intelligence does it take to realize that warmer temps would lead to more moisture in the atmosphere, anyway?!?!
     
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    And those swimmers told us that they DIDN'T pee in the water! :tongue:
     
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    Global warming means it gets warmer everywhere, all the time. That means less snowfall overall and more rain overall. Confusing weather and climate shows a complete lack of understanding of the entire concepts involved. Maybe you should spend a little time studying the models that the AGW crowd puts out before you start accusing me of not understanding the topic.
     
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    And you recieved your Phd in Climatology at which university?

    No, none of what you claim is true. Perhaps you should review a little history concerning weather and climate patterns. For it is obvious from your posts that you have never done so.
     
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