Gale force winds expected today, Tuesday.

October 21, 2019

Gale force winds expected today, Tuesday.

Smith & Eddy Insurance Weather.

The Lake Michigan shoreline is under a flood warning from 8 p.m. this evening until 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. Southeast gale force offshore winds up to 35 mph will shift to an offshore direction out of the southwest this evening. Southwest winds of 35 to 45 mph are expected with higher gusts expected tonight. Tuesday and Tuesday night waves near the shoreline will build to 2 to 5 feet by late in the day today. An abrupt increase in wave heights will occur this evening as the winds shift offshore by Tuesday morning; 6 to 10 feet waves will be common. The worst of the conditions will occur on Tuesday when waves will build into the 10 to 14 feet range all up and down the west Michigan shoreline. Highest waves will be occurring north of Holland on Tuesday towards sunset.

Monday, Oct. 21, 2019

  • Gusty winds developing. Cloudy skies with periods of rain and possibly a thunderstorm this afternoon.
  • High 62; low 47.
  • Precipitation: 100% day; 20% evening.
  • Wind: SE 22 mph day; SSW 15 mph evening.
  • Humidity: 81% day; 82% evening.
  • Sunset: 6:51 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019

  • Steady light rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon.
  • High 50; low 40
  • Precipitation: 70% day; 50% evening.
  • Wind: SW 19 mph day; WSW 17 mph evening.
  • Humidity: 80% day; 84% evening.
  • Sunrise: 8:08 a.m.; sunset: 6:50 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019

  • Mostly cloudy skies. Occasional rain in the evening.
  • High 47; low 39
  • Precipitation: 20% day; 60% evening.
  • Wind: WSW 14 mph day; WNW 5 mph evening.
  • Humidity: 71% day; 85% evening.
  • Sunrise: 8:09 a.m.; sunset: 6:48 p.m.

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