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Looks like we'll be getting our first major winter storm here on the Great Lakes in the next couple of days. Time to get off the water and dust off the tripod!

Here's a photo I took on Lake Michigan a few years ago during a similar forecast:



Here's what the National Weather Service is predicting:

THIS STORM WARNING IS IN
EFFECT FROM 1 PM THURSDAY TO 4 PM CST FRIDAY. THE STORM WATCH IS
NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WINDS...NORTH TO NORTHWEST STORM FORCE TO 55 KT.

* SIGNIFICANT WAVES...TO 25 FT.

* OCCASIONAL WAVES...TO 33 FT.
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Re: Storm Warning

Batten Down the Hatches!!!

Michigan City form this Fall, very outer reaches of Sandy

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Batten Down the Hatches!!!

Michigan City form this Fall, very outer reaches of Sandy
That is a great photo! It was taken by you?

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That is a great photo! It was taken by you?

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No, I can't take credit for it. I stole it off the internet.
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Re: Storm Warning

The most recent forecast has mention of 40 Footers!!!!
Holy crap!

TONIGHT
NORTHWEST STORM FORCE WINDS TO 60 KT...WITH OCCASIONAL
HURRICANE FORCE GUSTS TO 65 KT POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT. SNOW. CHANCE
OF RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE EVENING. WAVES 10 TO 14 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 18 FT BUILDING TO 25 TO 30 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 40
FT.

FRIDAY
NORTHWEST STORM FORCE WINDS TO 55 KT DIMINISHING TO
GALES TO 45 KT LATE. SNOW SHOWERS. WAVES 25 TO 30 FT OCCASIONALLY
TO 40 FT SUBSIDING TO 20 TO 25 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 33 FT.

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40 footers thats huge!! Hopefully somebody gets a couple good pics of that. Stay safe up there!
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Thank you very much for your kind invite to go for a sail, but I think I'll take a rain check.
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Re: Storm Warning

Down here in Texas we suffer through the hot summers and enjoy very mild (for the most part) winters. You guys up north enjoy nice summers (for the most part) and suffer unmercifully in winter.

Oh...I'm going sailing sunday. Forecast is mostly sunny, 70F and winds 10 out of the south. ;-)
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Re: Storm Warning

What's the period on those 40footers?
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What's the period on those 40footers?
Looks like the storm is starting now and running through saturday, looks like the peak will be during the day tomorrow (friday).
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