LKN water temp.....

Discussion in 'Carolinas' started by CliffA, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    sometimes I look at this web site to monitor the water temp of LKN and compare it to my temp sensor on my boat.....it currently shows the water temp as being 92*.....that seems high for this time of year....is this the correct current water temp?.....just curious if there may be a problem with this site....

    cliff

    http://www.lakenormansweb.com/weather/
     
  2. trflgrl

    trflgrl Member SILVER Sponsor

    881
    Jun 23, 2014
    Middle Tennessee
    1989 Sundancer 300
    Twin 350 Merc/Alpha 1 Gen 1; Quicksilver 4.0 gen
    I'm not in your neck of the woods anymore, but I doubt it. Looks like the site isn't updating every 15 min as advertised; time stamp on water temp image is 8/31, 11:56:58.

    (At that time we had temp of 88 in our area, after recent rain cooled us a bit, so 92 sounds reasonable if you'd had similar or warmer conditions.)
     
  3. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    Yeah I use the same site, it usually pretty accurate, but doesn't look like it has updated recently. Seems I read somewhere that that is taken somewhere on Stumpy Creek (above HWY 150). I think the lake is a little cooler now. We get a little later in the month and have a night or two in the low 50's / upper 40's and it will cool off quick.

    On another note regarding water temp, my depth gauge is starting to act up - has some funny black looking goo that is seeping out of the transducer (it a transom mount). Think I might replace the whole thing with one that displays water temp also.

    As a kid on the boats with my father I used to always ask "How deep is it?" and "How cold is it?" He would always answer "Doesn't matter if it's over your head" and "You'll find out when you jump in". On that little mountain lake it was 50'+ everywhere everywhere and the water never got much above 80deg. Anyhow, still like to know how deep and and how cold!
     
  4. JimT

    JimT Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 7, 2009
    Charlotte, NC- LKN
    2010 330 Sundancer
    T-350mags w/BIIIs & Axius, 5.0 kw Kohler
    Yeah, that 92 degrees has been on there since late August.
     
  5. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    i sent an email to the web master for the site about the water temp not updating. He/she said a squirrel has chewed through a cable and it will be replaced soon.

    cliff
     
  6. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    looks like the water temp has been fixed....

    cliff
     
  7. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    We saw 86* at Lake Lanier today-unreal for late September.

    Bennett
     
  8. JimT

    JimT Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 7, 2009
    Charlotte, NC- LKN
    2010 330 Sundancer
    T-350mags w/BIIIs & Axius, 5.0 kw Kohler
    85 this morning at LKN. Thanks Cliff for prompting them to get this fixed.
     
  9. JimT

    JimT Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 7, 2009
    Charlotte, NC- LKN
    2010 330 Sundancer
    T-350mags w/BIIIs & Axius, 5.0 kw Kohler
    Water temp shows 49. Tonight supposed to be 11. Heaters are running. Will go up tomorrow to "check on the boat" aka some alone time!
     
  10. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    I have a thermometer in my engine room that I can monitor from my phone.....right now the ER temp is 43*.....the bilge heater comes on at 40*.....I have covers on the ER vents.......just shows you how the water temp affects the ER temp when the boat is in the water.....we plan to stay on the boat this WE....looks like the high will be around 60*.......

    cliff
     

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