ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Strong winds could cause shoreline flooding

Lake Superior is moving west. Strong east winds are pushing the big lake's water toward the Twin Ports, with harbor levels rising already and huge waves expected over the next 24 hours, the National Weather Service reported this afternoon. The Du...

Lake Superior is moving west.

Strong east winds are pushing the big lake's water toward the Twin Ports, with harbor levels rising already and huge waves expected over the next 24 hours, the National Weather Service reported this afternoon.

The Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge already has reported 35 mph winds and wind gusts to 50 mph are expected as the storm hits late tonight and early Friday.

The National Weather Service in Duluth has issued a shoreline flood advisory for the North Shore from Grand Portage to Duluth and the South Shore from Superior to Saxon Harbor. There could be some flooding in shoreline areas with gradual slopes to the lake.

Waves already were reported at 5 feet and are expected to build to 15 feet at the head of the lake late tonight.

What To Read Next
The system crashed earlier this month, grounding flights across the U.S.