Lake Superior lake breeze

June 5th, 2021 |


GOES-16 Shortwave Infrared (3.9 µm) images [click to play animation | MP4]

GOES-16 Shortwave Infrared (3.9 µm) images [click to play animation | MP4]

GOES-16 (GOES-East) Shortwave Infrared (3.9 µm) images (above) displayed the cooling effect of the lake breeze on land surfaces in Minnesota and Wisconsin on 05 June 2021.

A plot of surface data from Duluth Sky Harbor Airport (below) showed that the temperature dropped from 97ºF to 64ºF in 20 minutes as the lake breeze arrived. Large and rapid temperature drops were also seen at Superior, Wisconsin (plot | data) and Cloquet, Minnesota (plot | data).

Plot of surface data from Duluth Sky Harbor Airport [click to enlarge]

Plot of surface data from Duluth Sky Harbor Airport [click to enlarge]