U.S. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan warns
of strong winds, high waves and mixed precipitation expected to create dangerous conditions in the area over the next few days, and is therefore urging mariners to take caution.
The National Weather Service in Milwaukee issued a storm warning for southern Lake Michigan through
midnight and a gale warning for the entire lake until Tuesday morning. Winds are expected to gust to more than 60 mph across the lake, and waves are forecast to build to more than 20 feet in some areas.
“The forecasted conditions will result in dangerous conditions along Lake Michigan," said Cmdr. Leanne Lusk, chief of response at Sector Lake Michigan. "The Coast Guard urges mariners to monitor National Weather Service reports and take appropriate safety precautions for these conditions."