Massive waves slam Michigan City as fall blows in
A strong north wind awoke the anger in Lake Michigan on Wednesday, leading to waves of more than 10 feet on some beaches in LaPorte County.
Perception of Fall: ???— Dave Caulfield (@DaveCaulfield_) September 22, 2021
Waves are expected to remain very high Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Lakeshore Flood Warnings and Advisories are in effect until late on Thursday.
Fortunately, lake levels on Lake Michigan have dropped significantly since last September, when Michiana observed record-high lake levels for nine months straight. However, even though levels have dropped more than a foot since last year at this time, they are still more than a foot above average.
Still getting pelted with sand, wind and waves on the South side of Lake Michigan tonight. Up to 11ft as of last check. It’s the attack of autumn! @ABC57News @TomCoomes @NWSIWX pic.twitter.com/liu8Ukr0c0— Dave Caulfield (@DaveCaulfield_) September 22, 2021
Wave heights and weather conditions should calm down as the weekend arrives.