Friday, April 13, 2018

Gale Warnings posted for Lake Superior - Strong Noreaster blowing in!

Hang onto your hats!

Boats are being warned to take shelter and storm and gale warnings are now posted on Lake Superior through Sunday.

Winds will increase overnight with gusts over 50MPH on Saturday.  Shoreline flooding and damage is expected.

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  1. URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
    National Weather Service Duluth MN
    329 PM CDT Fri Apr 13 2018

    ...NORTHEAST GALES OVER LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

    .Northeast gales will develop over Lake Superior tonight in
    response to a strong storm system that will be moving through the
    Central Plains. Sustained northeast winds of 25 to 35 knots with
    frequent gales to 45 knots will develop late tonight and continue
    through Saturday evening. The strongest winds and highest waves
    are expected over the southwest arm of Lake Superior. The storm
    system will pull away from the Northland late in the weekend,
    which will relax the pressure gradient and allow winds and waves
    to subside. Conditions will remain hazardous to smaller vessels
    through Sunday night into Monday.

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  2. Isn’t this just glorious! My wife and I have a home in western NY state (60 Deg right now going to change some though). We also have a home in St. Cloud where her family lives. Have appointments there and need to return (now leaving Sun.). Who would have thought we would have plan around winter blizzards in the middle of April!!! Who knows if we’ll be able to get in our driveway when we arrive on Mon.

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  3. Does this mean the ships on the schedule with stay in port this weekend? Doug good luck with your trip. The snow wont last long now.

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  4. Does anyone have info on why the American Integrity was backing out of the Soo lock this afternoon?? I am thinking ice jam problems?? Three are tied up now according to AIS.

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  5. Dennis- Forgot- batten down the hatches buddy. Keep those hot little chicks safe and cozy warm😅 Also I’ve been trying to pull up the Soo locks but with no luck at Corp of engineers site. Is there another one that does work?

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  6. Doug -- I was referred to www.9and10news.com which is the TV station at the Soo. It only covers the closet lock, but provides some idea what is going on. Located at Karl's Cuisine Cafe :) Judy in La Crosse

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  7. Will somebody please go out and clean off the canal camera I cant see a thing. lol I can see the waves coming onto the sidewalk. Ihope everybody is safe. Do they close the bridge or does the operator stay there.

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  8. One webcam i watch does have a windshield wiper i
    wish I could afford the donation to help them out with the up grade.

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  9. That is ice on the camera not water right. First year watching this camera. Learning alot. Thanks Army Corp of Engineers.

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  10. Mother Nature needs to get it thru her thick skull that this is Spring .....Not extended winter !!!

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  11. I can't believe they opened the gates out to the West lighthouse at the end of the pier. Don't think I have seen that before. Waves are crashing over the wall on both sides of the canal. Nature at it's best.

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    1. Actually Heard from a source the wind and waves broke them open. Usually they are pretty good about closing them for weather

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  12. anyone know what all the traffic across the bridge is doing,looks like everyone in Duluth is coming and going

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    1. I noticed it on Saturday, too, Frank. Watching both the bridge cam and the South Pier Inn cam I saw more vehicle AND pedestrian traffic than I've ever seen on the bridge - coming and going in both directions. It seemed so odd - especially all the pedestrians!

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  13. Are the people and properties out on the point in danger of being washed over? From the Bayfront can the waves look pretty big and are heading straight into the point. Hope all stay safe!

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  14. Sorry, the Canal Cam is iced over from freezing spray. It is a tough day at the canal.

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    1. It clears up now and then. I am glad, I get to witness the gale from the warmth of my apt.

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  15. I just want everybody to be safe. Those waves were something to witness. I noticed there were three men out there closing the gates to the lighthouse later.

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  16. There were several people there today watching the waves and some of those waves hit them. Too dangerous to be there.

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  17. The folks and buildings out on the point in danger of being washed over if the wind and waves get high enough? Hope all stay safe!

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