General information about Mackinac Island and surrounding area. Report on weather in area. Just for fun.
By: rmcgreevy , 11:11 PM GMT on July 13, 2009
It was another beautiful day in the Straits area. Sunny, cool and low humidity. The wind kicked up out of the NW around 1:00 PM 20 to 25 knots, waves on the lake 2 to 4 foot with an occasional 5 to 6. The waves can build up around here very fast do to the strong currents and land masses. If you are going out on the lake always check the forecast. I have seen the waves go from 1 foot to 6 foot in less than an hour.
I operate a 56 foot landing from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island from April through December, and have seen a lot weather out on the lake.
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