"Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester when asked why he carried so much alcohol on his solo sail around the world.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Waves and Wind

 Pretty amazing weather about to hit the Great Lakes. Below is the NOAA forecast for Lake Michigan December 22 -24, 2022. Lots of wind and HUGE waves along with freezing temperatures. The lake hasn't frozen yet, but this has to be horrible on shipping.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds to 30 kt increasing to gales to
45 kt. Freezing spray. Snow. Waves 7 to 10 ft occasionally to
13 ft building to 14 to 18 ft occasionally to 23 ft.
 .FRIDAY...Northwest storm force winds to 50 kt (57.539 mph). Freezing spray.
Snow. Waves 18 to 23 ft occasionally to 30 ft.
 .SATURDAY...Northwest gales to 45 kt diminishing to gales to
40 kt. Freezing spray. Chance of snow. Waves 14 to 18 ft
occasionally to 23 ft.