Bombogenesis Across Great Lakes

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Forecast currently calling for 971mb Low to cross the Straits of Mackinaw tomorrow and slide ESE; there are still a few Canadian boats running salt from Goderich, ONT to Lake Michigan ports. Erie is essentially ice covered but winds are forecast to blow 50-55 sustained. The east end of Ontario will get pummelled, too.

I am glad to be home for the winter but a drive to the beach tomorrow afternoon for a look at the ice piling up off Holland and maybe Saugatuck is on the schedule.

https://www.weather.gov/greatlakes/

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STORM WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING…
…HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING
THROUGH MONDAY MORNING…

.TODAY…Southwest gales to 45 kt becoming west storm force winds
to 55 kt late this morning, then increasing to storm force winds
to 60 kt early this afternoon. Rain and snow likely this morning,
then snow this afternoon. Freezing spray this afternoon. Waves 6
to 9 ft occasionally to 12 ft building to 14 to 18 ft occasionally
to 23 ft.
.TONIGHT…West storm force winds to 60 kt becoming northwest
gales to 40 kt. Heavy freezing spray. Chance of snow. Waves 14 to
18 ft occasionally to 23 ft subsiding to 12 to 16 ft occasionally
to 21 ft.

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#3

I am glad i wont be on the bow with a sledge and hot water.

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#4

No kidding! I am too damn old for an ice party anymore.

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#5

Given Lake Ontario is “short” on the East/West axis, last nights forecast is telling concerning the power of this storm.

Lake Ontario open waters from Mexico Bay to the Saint Lawrence
River-
930 PM EST Sun Feb 24 2019

…STORM WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING…
…HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST MONDAY
THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT…

.REST OF TONIGHT…West storm force winds to 50 knots. Lake
effect snow showers likely. Waves in ice free areas 20 to 25
feet. Waves in ice free areas occasionally around 32 feet.
.MONDAY…West storm force winds to 50 knots diminishing to
40 knot gales. Scattered snow showers in the morning. Waves 18 to
23 feet subsiding to 15 to 19 feet. Waves occasionally around
29 feet.

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