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Re: Meteo-tsunami strikes Lake Michigan
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2024, 05:30:49 AM »
I know in the past a Strong consistent west wind on Lake Erie would push a lot of water to the east thus lowering the level on the west end and flooding the east end. Something similar happened just this past January. You can read about it here. https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/01/strong-winds-uncover-spectacular-features-and-long-lost-structures/ 

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Re: Meteo-tsunami strikes Lake Michigan
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2024, 10:09:20 AM »
OK. That was cool. Not in the sense of damage and the storm,  but in the phenomenon behind it.

Didnt know that could happen



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Re: Meteo-tsunami strikes Lake Michigan
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2024, 12:07:08 PM »
I know in the past a Strong consistent west wind on Lake Erie would push a lot of water to the east thus lowering the level on the west end and flooding the east end. Something similar happened just this past January. You can read about it here. https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/01/strong-winds-uncover-spectacular-features-and-long-lost-structures/
What you describe is more like long term storm surge rather that a derecho that is quick event. We had one create a tragedy years ago when a derecho caused the sinking of a WWII "Duck" boat with tourists on it on Table Rock Lake here in the Ozarks.

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Re: Meteo-tsunami strikes Lake Michigan
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2024, 01:28:08 PM »
The Big Water is very cool, a lot of "stuff happens".  Particularly like the seiche, have experienced several of those while boating along with water spouts.  Boated mostly Lakes Michigan and Huron, some Superior - they all have their own weather given their orientation and size.  Anyway, cool stuff.
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Re: Meteo-tsunami strikes Lake Michigan
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2024, 01:32:10 PM »
I know in the past a Strong consistent west wind on Lake Erie would push a lot of water to the east thus lowering the level on the west end and flooding the east end. Something similar happened just this past January. You can read about it here. https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/01/strong-winds-uncover-spectacular-features-and-long-lost-structures/
What you describe is more like long term storm surge rather that a derecho that is quick event. We had one create a tragedy years ago when a derecho caused the sinking of a WWII "Duck" boat with tourists on it on Table Rock Lake here in the Ozarks.


That was ugly.



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Re: Meteo-tsunami strikes Lake Michigan
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2024, 02:28:41 PM »
I know in the past a Strong consistent west wind on Lake Erie would push a lot of water to the east thus lowering the level on the west end and flooding the east end. Something similar happened just this past January. You can read about it here. https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/01/strong-winds-uncover-spectacular-features-and-long-lost-structures/
What you describe is more like long term storm surge rather that a derecho that is quick event. We had one create a tragedy years ago when a derecho caused the sinking of a WWII "Duck" boat with tourists on it on Table Rock Lake here in the Ozarks.


That was ugly.

Here is the Wiki on the event. Very tragic. Ripley's (of the Believe It Or Not attraction in Branson) bought the Duck Boat concession and replace them all with a new (no war surplus) Duck Boat with added flotation and redesigned canopies.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_Rock_Lake_duck_boat_accident

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Re: Meteo-tsunami strikes Lake Michigan
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2024, 03:53:42 PM »
I know in the past a Strong consistent west wind on Lake Erie would push a lot of water to the east thus lowering the level on the west end and flooding the east end. Something similar happened just this past January. You can read about it here. https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/01/strong-winds-uncover-spectacular-features-and-long-lost-structures/
What you describe is more like long term storm surge rather that a derecho that is quick event. We had one create a tragedy years ago when a derecho caused the sinking of a WWII "Duck" boat with tourists on it on Table Rock Lake here in the Ozarks.
I remember that. It was a tragedy.

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Re: Meteo-tsunami strikes Lake Michigan
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2024, 04:32:33 PM »
"In April 2022, all the state charges against the three employees were dismissed. The judge reasoned that the "unique characteristics of the boat lead to it rapidly sinking, and the staff was aware of the storm, but there is no evidence they were aware of the storm's 'gust front'."

So stupidity is an excuse for forgiving manslaughter. Surprised they didn't give them metal rods to hold onto. :roll:

 

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