Although the 2014 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race is a less than two weeks away, it’s still too early for competitors to start working on their weather forecast. However, reviewing the long-term average conditions on Lake Huron during July is great way to set the stage for a weather forecast, particularly for those who are participating in the Race for the first time.
Wind and Wave Observations
The National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) maintains two floating discus bouys in Lake Huron. Buoy 45003 is located in the northern basin, while buoy 45008 is located in southern Lake Huron near the entrance to Saginaw Bay (click here for a map of Lake Huron).