NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

The latest news and information about NOAA research in and around the Great Lakes

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GLANSIS featured in IJC newsletter

Last week, the International Joint Commission featured an article on GLANSIS in their monthly newsletter.

Here’s a snippet:


A poster showing images of aquatic nonindigenous species established in the Great Lakes. Credit: NOAA

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The Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook for the Great Lakes Region is out!

Happy Summer!

The Great Lakes Region Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook June 2016 was published today.

As you may have noticed, this spring was fairly mild temperature-wise and mostly uneventful in terms of severe weather. After a couple of late cold spells and above-average precipitation in early spring, May brought a few record-breaking temperatures within the region and lower than average rainfall. .

Despite the late-season dry conditions, lake levels are at or above average throughout the entire region as we enter summer and warmer than average temperatures are predicted from July through September.

To read more on the past season’s outcomes, as well as the forecast for summer, download the complete report below.

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About the Quarterly Climate Outlook:

NOAA and its partners around the Great Lakes region work together to produce the Quarterly Climate Index and Outlook to inform the public about recent climate impacts within their respective regions. This regional climate outlook discusses the major climate events during the past three months and contains historical seasonal assessments as well as future climate outlooks.

To receive this outlook via email, visit:

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