The Halloween Weekend Gale!
Again on Halloween weekend we
had high winds out on the lake that were sustained in the range
of 30-40 mph with higher gusts. This gale swept across the lake
from the southwest so it didn't produce waves as large as when
they come down out of the NNW, but the storm still produced
10-12 foot waves according to the NOAA GLCFS page shown below.
Click the image above
to load a 14 frame animation of one of the waves hitting the
pier! If you're on a fast internet connection, there are links
to two larger files with tansition effects built in. The "medium"
file is 5.6 Mbytes, the "large" file is 10.1 Mbytes
and a fast internet connection is recommended.
to go a gallery showing still images of these fierce waves!
to go a second animation gallery.
Link to NOAA
GLCFS Animation page - Click
that you download an install a piece of Java script to run the
60 hour forecast animation.)