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Gale Warning Issued for Lake Michigan- St. Joseph Facing 20′ Waves and 50 mph Winds

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MLive via YouTube

Ocean-like 20′ waves and winds in excess of 50 mph are possible as the National Weather Service has issued a gale warning for Lake Michigan from Michigan City, Indiana to St. Joseph, Michigan

Small boats and inexperienced crews are being warned off Lake Michigan as a “Fall-like front” may create dangerous conditions. The National Weather Service has issued a gale warning predicting winds of 34-47 knots (39-54 mph) and waves 12-16 feet and higher and they caution,

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.

-National Weather Service

This warning is in effect until 2 p.m. EST on Saturday, Aug 5 and many others have been issued for the Great Lakes.

National Weather Service
National Weather Service

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