26' waves on the Lake

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26' waves on the Lake

Post by johnhens » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:40 am

Wish I could be there.. on shore of course.

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The highest waves are forecast for our northernmost Great Lake. The gale warning is in effect from 2 p.m. Monday to 1 a.m. Tuesday, with sustained winds of 43 mph from the east, and gusts possibly reaching 54 mph, the NWS said.

Maximum winds are expected around 8 p.m., with the largest waves expected to peak around 11 p.m.

“The largest expected significant waves will be 18 feet, with a maximum wave height of up to 26 feet possible,” the NWS said.

“Operating a vessel in gale conditions requires experience and properly equipped vessels. It is highly recommended that mariners without the proper experience seek safe harbor prior to the onset of gale conditions.”


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Re: 26' waves on the Lake

Post by johnhens » Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:51 pm

Substantial damage to docks occurred in Rock Harbor including the America dock.


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Re: 26' waves on the Lake

Post by Bobcat1 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:56 am

The America dock also sustained a lot of damage by ice in the past 2 winters, so it was not at its best to withstand the storm.
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Re: 26' waves on the Lake

Post by johnhens » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:43 am

Bobcat1 wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:56 am
The America dock also sustained a lot of damage by ice in the past 2 winters, so it was not at its best to withstand the storm.
It will be interesting to see what additional damge may be done with the onset of winter.

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Re: 26' waves on the Lake

Post by fonixmunkee » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:17 am

It was quite the storm. Here in Duluth, we had lots of shoreline flooding and damage.

I checked the Rock of Ages weather station at the same time, and the SUSTAINED wind speeds were 50+kmph...

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