December rain led to MI rarity: rising winter lake levels

Feb 24, 2016

Last December’s weather patterns created a winter anomaly in two of the Great Lakes: rising water levels. We learn more and get the latest on midweek snowfall from MLive meteorologist Mark Torregrossa.


Two Great Lakes were part of a winter anomaly recently. With few exceptions, water levels in the Great Lakes go down from December to January. But this year, for only the tenth time in nearly a century, water levels in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron went up.

Michigan residents who are more accustomed to worrisome news of falling lake levels are buoyed by the news.

Current State speaks with meteorologist Mark Torregrossa of MLive and farmerweather.com about Great Lakes water levels and the winter storm that's heading our way.