Gale Warnings in Effect for Part of Great Lakes

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
"A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS
   OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF
   58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE."


National Weather Service - Grand Rapids

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) -- Gale warnings are in effect for Lake Michigan and Lake Superior as forecasters warn of hazardous conditions along the shoreline.

The National Weather Service says the warnings are in effect into Monday afternoon, with waves of 14 feet to 20 feet in parts of Lake Michigan. Warnings also were issued for the eastern and middle part of Lake Superior, with waves of 8 feet to 12 feet possible.

Forecasters are warning those on the water without experience and equipment for such conditions to head to a safe harbor.

High winds also are causing problems in parts of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, where a high wind warning was issued. WWJ-AM says winds gusted to 60 mph on Monday morning at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus and blowing debris is reported.


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