Whipped Up Waves for the Weekend!

Whipped Up, photo by Terry Clark mLive reports that big waves are expected for parts of Lake Huron and Lake Michigan this weekend: High winds and an arctic air mass are set to hit Michigan this weekend, and gales are in the forecast for the Great Lakes as a result. A gale warning for much … Continue reading Whipped Up Waves for the Weekend!

#TBT Big Waves on Lake Michigan Edition

And they call this a Lake, photo by RJE The Detroit Free Press reports that massive waves of up to 20 feet in height are forecast for Lake Michigan: An intense low pressure system is still projected to slam into the western Great Lakes on Wednesday night. The main hazard with this storm will be … Continue reading #TBT Big Waves on Lake Michigan Edition

The Science of Sand Waves, Silver Lake Dunes Edition

Sand Waves, photo by Charles Bonham Confession: I probably don’t give Silver Lake Dunes State Park enough love. What an incredible place. In Scientific American Robert S. Anderson, associate professor of earth sciences at the University of California at Santa Cruz explains why regular, wavelike shapes form when the wind blows over the sand on … Continue reading The Science of Sand Waves, Silver Lake Dunes Edition

High Winds & Waves on the Petoskey Pier

High Winds & Waves, photo by Julie A Christiansen Julie got a great shot of the waves rolling over the pier at Petoskey. View it bigger and see more in her giant-sized Michigan slideshow. PS: Julie shared this in the Michigan Cover Photos group on Flickr, and it’s the latest cover photo on the Michigan in Pictures Facebook. Please feel … Continue reading High Winds & Waves on the Petoskey Pier

Great Lakes Waves offer beauty, power & danger

Untitled, photo by Scott Glenn “These are not lakes, these are the world’s eighth seas, and her bottom is littered with the wreckage of over six thousand ships.” ~The Three Sisters, Song of the Lakes This gorgeous shot of the St. Joseph Pier Lighthouses demonstrates the incredible power of Great Lakes waves. I live in Traverse … Continue reading Great Lakes Waves offer beauty, power & danger

Frankenwaves

Sandy’s Frankenwaves, photo by PhotoYoop Superstorm Sandy’s Michigan impact has been fairly minor, forcing a few power outages but mainly sending hundreds of Michigan power company employees east to help restore services. Lake Michigan did record the second highest wave height ever of 21.7 feet, and of course brought out surfers to test their skills … Continue reading Frankenwaves

Storm waves over the Grand Haven Pier Light

DSC_0048-1 wr copy, photo by Heightened Senses [Dennis]. Lighthouse Friends says that the entrance to the Grand River in Grand Haven was originally marked by a tower near the south side , but that lighthouse was destroyed in a storm during the night of December 17, 1852. A second lighthouse was built in 1855 on … Continue reading Storm waves over the Grand Haven Pier Light