Lake Superior is hundreds of miles from the Atlantic, but our region will still feel the effects of Hurricane Sandy this week.
After its landfall Monday evening, the hurricane will likely skirt the far-eastern Great Lakes before moving northeast, according to the National Weather Service's Marquette office. The eastern end of the Big Lake could experience winds up to 45 mph Tuesday. Expect rain in the central and eastern portions of the Lake region, too, says the Weather Service’s office.
At the Soo Locks, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports that “many of the downbound vessels are going to anchor in the lower river and other sheltered areas to wait out the weather. Wave heights on Lake Michigan are currently 7-12 feet and expected to build.”
The western side of the Lake won’t feel much. The National Weather Service in Duluth has issued only a small craft advisory.
Get the latest on Hurricane Sandy at the National Hurricane Center.