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Old Man Winter is coming to The U.P.


Marquette, MI – Big waves and lots of wind means one thing, old man winter is on his way to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Lake Superior does not seem to be too thrilled.  That cold wintery feel is in the air and the wind is blowing like crazy.

The waves on the shore of Lakeshore Drive in Marquette were crashing over the break wall.  Marquette Parks and Recreation closed the portion of that road leading up to Presque Isle Park because the waves were crashing over onto the road.

There is a wind advisory in effect for today until 5 p.m. Hazardous weather includes: north to northwest winds of 25 to 35 MPH with gusts around 50 MPH are expected through late this afternoon mainly along the Lake Superior shoreline.  The strongest winds occurred this morning.

The highest winds will be from Big Bay to near Muskallonge Lake State Park.  This includes Marquette, Munising and Grand Marais.

Farther inland from Lake Superior, expect winds of 15 to 25 MPH with gusts to 35 MPH.

A wing advisory means that frequent wind gusts of 45 to 57 MPH are expected.  Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Please use extra caution.

Many drivers were scurrying around trying to catch fasinating pictures of the huge waves Lake Superior produces.  Of course, I was one of those drivers.

I love Lake Superior and I love waves. Here are photos from my adventure down to the shore.



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