The brisk wind from last week caused quite a bit of damage across Wisconsin. Electricity was out for large swaths of the Northwoods when wind gusts topped 45 miles an hour in portions of Central Wisconsin.
Door County, the Wisconsin peninsula that juts out into Lake Michigan saw gusts over 60 miles and hour. The area sustained considerable damage, with all county and state parks still closed along with the recreational trails that track across the area.
On land we could surely see the effects of the strong wind. But now we’re seeing what all of that wind did to the water from space.
The strong northerly winds whipped up waves in Lake Michigan to over 25 feet near in the southern rim. That churned up silt that is now moving through the currents in the water. We can see that with satellite images taken from space.
This post was written by RDuns on October 2, 2011