Friday, September 05, 2014

"Hurricane" Like Damage on Little Traverse Bay

Little Traverse Bay, along with the rest of Northern Lower Michigan, was hammered by strong thunderstorms last night, which caused extensive damage in the area of Wequetonsing, just East of Harbor Springs.  As can be seen in these photos, almost no docks were spared, and numerous boats ended up on shore.  While we are used to seeing images like this from areas ravaged by hurricanes, it is not very often that we have storm damage such as this Up North.  The NOAA weather buoy in Little Traverse Bay registered peak wind gusts of 38.9 knots out of the SSW at 10:00 p.m. and 10:10 p.m., with peak wave height of 6.2 feet measured at 10:50 p.m.

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