August is synonymous with swimming, for more than one reason. The primary reason I’ll save for another day, as it’s an essay in itself. However, by August, Lake Superior is mostly pleasant for swimming.

In 2020 I made it my goal to swim every day of August. Sometimes that was after sunrise, sometimes at sunset, but preferably as the sun was rising, neck deep holding my camera just above the water’s surface. This is one of the best ways to experience sunrise.

I have always assumed that August was the hottest month of the year in the Upper Peninsula, and I was suprised to look at the weather data and see that the hottest sunrises of the year have occured in July.

Summer sunrise is a special experience, the warmth, the comfort, the energy of a busy town in the summer. But summer sunrising is less inspiring for me, the skies are often clear and identical from one morning to the next, and it lacks the unpredictable energy of October and January.

Temperatures

Coldest Sunrise
52º F
Avg. temp
61º F
Hottest Sunrise
72º F

2019

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Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
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Sunrise from Founders Landing
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Sunrise from Presque Isle Breakwall
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Sunrise from Indian Lake
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Sunrise from Songbird Trail
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Sunrise from Lower Harbor Breakwall
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Sunrise from Marquette Harbor Lighthouse
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Sunrise from Superior Dome
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Sunrise from North of Picnic Rocks
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Sunrise from Seeds & Spores Farm
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Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
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Sunrise from Shiras Park
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Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
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Sunrise from Hall Farms
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Sunrise from Presque Isle Breakwall
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Sunrise from South Beach
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Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
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Sunrise from East View
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Sunrise from Bum's Beach
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Sunrise from North of Picnic Rocks
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Sunrise from Presque Isle
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Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
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Sunrise from Lower Harbor Breakwall
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Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
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Sunrise from Wetmore Landing
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Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
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Sunrise from Presque Isle
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Sunrise from Mount Marquette
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Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
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Sunrise from Little Presque Isle
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Sunrise from Pebble Beach
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2020

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Sunrise from Shiras Park
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Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
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Sunrise from Shiras Park
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Sunrise from Shiras Park
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Sunrise from Black Rocks
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Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
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Sunrise from Shiras Park
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Sunrise from Shiras Park
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