October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy creating big Great Lakes waves



Severe weather bearing down on the Eastern Seaboard could lead to waves as high as 33 feet on parts of Lake Michigan and dangerous conditions on other Great Lakes. 
http://silentobserver68.blogspot.com/2012/10/hurricane-sandy-creating-big-great.html

The National Weather Service has issued Great Lakes gale and storm warnings in effect through Wednesday, Oct. 31. It says waves on Lake Michigan could be 10 to 18 feet by Monday afternoon and then build to 20 to 33 feet on Tuesday before subsiding. Waves on parts of Lake Superior and Lake Huron could top 20 feet.
Dangerous conditions are expected along piers and breakwalls in areas including southwestern Michigan. Snow linked to the storm could fall in parts of Michigan. 

The Port of Milwaukee is taking steps to protect its docks and boats. The Journal Sentinel says the freighter Isa carrying steel to Milwaukee won't dock at the port because of damaging waves. Instead, the freighter will be allowed to anchor inside the breakwater near the harbor. 

The Lake Express ferry that sails between Milwaukee and Muskegon, Mich., was canceled Monday. The ferry was moved to the port's heavy lift dock for protection. 

Hurricane Sandy strengthened early Monday, putting it on a collision course with two other weather systems that would create a superstorm.

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