Fall Storm Sept 2019

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Fall Storm Sept 2019

Post by johnhens » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:31 am

The first Fall storm is here. Open Lakes forecast.

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Lake Superior from Saxon Harbor WI to Upper Entrance to Portage
Canal MI 5NM off shore to the US/Canadian border including Isle
Royale National Park-
415 AM EDT Tue Sep 3 2019

.EARLY THIS MORNING...East winds 20 to 30 knots. Showers. Waves
3 to 6 feet occasionally to 8 feet building to 4 to 7 feet
occasionally to 9 feet.
.TODAY...East winds 20 to 30 knots with a few gale force gusts to
35 knots possible this morning. North winds 20 to 30 knots in the
afternoon. Showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms through
early afternoon, then a chance of showers by mid afternoon. Waves
building to 7 to 11 feet occasionally to 14 feet.
.TONIGHT...North winds 15 to 25 knots diminishing to 10 to
20 knots after midnight, then backing northwest late. A slight
chance of showers through midnight. Waves subsiding to 2 to
4 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots backing southwest
late. Waves subsiding to calm to 2 feet, then building to 1 to
3 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots. Sprinkles after
midnight. Waves subsiding to calm to 2 feet.
.THURSDAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots backing east by mid
afternoon. A chance of showers. Waves calm to 2 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots veering west
after midnight. A chance of showers. Waves calm to 2 feet.
.FRIDAY...West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest 10 to
20 knots. Waves building to 1 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...North winds 10 to 20 knots becoming east 5 to
15 knots. Waves subsiding to calm to 2 feet.

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Re: Fall Storm Sept 2019

Post by IncaRoads » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:33 pm

The Ranger III did not make the outbound trip to Isle Royale last Tuesday Sept. 3. They headed down the portage canal and got out just past the breakwater and ran into 14' and greater waves. Captain decided to turn around and return to Houghton. The Ranger III departed without incident the following day.

The Voyageur II was inbound to Grand Portage that same day, and after picking up hikers at Daisy Farm, they headed out through the middle islands passage and ran into rough seas. They turned around and went back to Rock Harbor. I believe they departed later in the afternoon when the storm subsided a bit.

I was camped at McCargoe Cove and the winds were not too bad, but it did rain cats and dogs for a while.


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Re: Fall Storm Sept 2019

Post by johnhens » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:51 pm

IncaRoads wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:33 pm
The Ranger III did not make the outbound trip to Isle Royale last Tuesday Sept. 3. They headed down the portage canal and got out just past the breakwater and ran into 14' and greater waves. Captain decided to turn around and return to Houghton. The Ranger III departed without incident the following day.

The Voyageur II was inbound to Grand Portage that same day, and after picking up hikers at Daisy Farm, they headed out through the middle islands passage and ran into rough seas. They turned around and went back to Rock Harbor. I believe they departed later in the afternoon when the storm subsided a bit.

I was camped at McCargoe Cove and the winds were not too bad, but it did rain cats and dogs for a while.
Do any fishing?

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Re: Fall Storm Sept 2019

Post by IncaRoads » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:03 am

Yes indeed! Caught northerns on 5 out of the 6 lakes I fished. Hope to get a trip report out shortly.


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Re: Fall Storm Sept 2019

Post by johnhens » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:52 am

The next few days:

Lake Superior from Saxon Harbor WI to Upper Entrance to Portage
Canal MI 5NM off shore to the US/Canadian border including Isle
Royale National Park-
404 AM EDT Wed Sep 11 2019

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

.EARLY THIS MORNING...Northeast winds 10 to 20 knots. Patchy fog.
Waves 2 to 4 feet.
.TODAY...Northeast winds 10 to 20 knots increasing to 15 to
25 knots in the afternoon. A chance of showers. Waves building to
4 to 7 feet occasionally to 9 feet.
.TONIGHT...East winds 15 to 25 knots diminishing to 10 to
20 knots after midnight, then increasing to 15 to 25 knots late.
A slight chance of showers. Waves subsiding to 3 to 6 feet
occasionally to 8 feet.
.THURSDAY...East winds 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to
30 knots late. A chance of rain through early afternoon, then
rain by mid afternoon. Waves building to 5 to 8 feet occasionally
to 10 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southeast gales to 35 knots. Rain and a slight
chance of thunderstorms. Waves building to 7 to 11 feet
occasionally to 14 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 20 to 30 knots increasing to gales to
40 knots by mid afternoon. A chance of rain. Waves subsiding to
4 to 8 feet occasionally to 10 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West gales to 40 knots diminishing to 20 to
30 knots after midnight. Waves building to 5 to 9 feet
occasionally to 11 feet.
.SATURDAY...West winds 15 to 25 knots becoming south 5 to
15 knots. A chance of rain. Waves subsiding to calm to 2 feet.
.SUNDAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots diminishing to less than
10 knots. Waves calm to 2 feet.

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