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Beware the Witch of November this Week

Meteorologists have issued warnings about particularly strong winds and heavy seas on the Great Lakes this week with a maximum wave heights of 24-26 feet possible today on Lake Superior.

The U.S. National Weather Service has issued gale warnings for Lake Michigan, Lake Superior and Lake Huron that are likely to remain in effect through Friday afternoon, depending on the location.

Sustained winds of 37 knots and wind gusts of 52 knots from the southwest are expected to whip up waves as high as 13-feet on Lake Superior near Ontonagon, MI.  Maximum wave heights may build to as high as 20 feet by this evening evening. Waves will grow larger -- up to 26 feet -- to the east in Eagle River and north near the Canadian border, forecasters say.

There won't be as much wave action on Lake Michigan, where a gale warning is in effect from St. Joseph, MI to Manistee, MI until 4 a.m. Friday. Winds as strong as 40 knots are expected to build waves up to 10 feet today.

The largest waves on Lake Huron will form over the central part of the lake. The warning covers the Saginaw Bay, where waves between 8 and 11 feet are possible. Today's warning also includes offshore waters from the Mackinac Bridge south to Port Sanilac. Forecasters say 14-foot waves are expected, and waves building to 20 feet are possible.


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A Final Salute to the Summer of 2015


Happy Veterans Day and Rememberance Day

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918 Germany signed an armistice with the nations allied against her in World War I to end that horrible conflict.

In the years since that time, Armistice Day has become known as Remembrance Day in Canada and as Veterans Day in the United States.

On November 11th, Canada, the United States and many nations across the world pay tribute to those who have served in their nation's armed forces and in the merchant marine in defense of freedom. 

Please take an additional moment today to give special recognition and thanks to those U.S. and Canadian veterans who have answered the call of duty to defend our freedom.  

To the veterans of the United States and Canada, thanks you for your service, we salute you!  


The 40th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald