Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes in North America.
Lake Superior is the largest fresh water body of water in the world, in terms of surface area, and the third largest fresh water body in terms of volume. Lake superior is found between the Canadian province of Ontario, and three United States of America states: Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Lake superior reaches a depth of 223 metres.
Lake Superior's size reduces the severity of the seasons of its humid continental climate. The water surface's slow reaction to temperature changes, seasonally ranging between 0-13 °C helps to moderate surrounding air temperatures in the summer and winter, and creates lake effect snow in colder months. The hills and mountains that border the lake hold moisture and fog, particularly in the fall. The lake's surface temperature has risen by 2.5 °C since 1979.
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