Strong frontal system creates big waves on the Great Lakes

Posted at 12:19 PM, Sep 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-10 12:19:28-04

WEST MICHIGAN — (September 10, 2014) A deepening low pressure system that brought heavy rains to West Michigan Wednesday morning is creating a stir in the Great Lakes.

Gale Warnings were issued ahead of the storm system as waves are expected to crest between 18 to 26 feet on Lake Superior and between 8 and 14 feet on Lake Michigan.

Winds will intensify as the cold front moves into the Great Lakes Wednesday afternoon and evening, allowing waves to increase throughout the day. Wave heights on Lake Superior were already registering over 12 feet in some areas and wave heights on Lake Michigan were continuing to rise.

As always, the Great Lakes can be incredibly unpredictable. If you decide to go to the Lakeshore to view the lake always do so at a safe distance from swells.

For a live look at Lake Superior visit the Lake Superior Marine Museum for their live streaming web camera.