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Strong Winds and Large Waves for the Great Lakes

24 Oct 2017, 1:04 pm

What’s Happening?

An area of low pressure over the Great Lakes is bringing strong winds and large waves to Michigan and Wisconsin for Tuesday.

Severe Risks

Take a look at some of the wave heights in the forecast for the northern U.P. coast!  Wave heights up to 36 feet will be possible and with waves this high, some lakeshore flooding will be possible.  The National Weather Service out of Marquette, Michigan has issued lakeshore flood warnings along the Lake Superior coastline through Wednesday morning.  Northerly winds of 40-50 mph over southern Lake Superior will allow waves to build as high as 36 feet by the early afternoon. These massive, pounding waves will combine with higher than normal water levels for the month of October and produce serious beach flooding and erosion throughout the day.

The winds and waves will begin to subside by late Tuesday evening.  Keep it tuned to WeatherNation and

Meteorologist Patrick Crawford


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