High Wind Creates Dangerous Lake Huron Shoreline

Shoreline residents are advised to stay away from Lake Huron today and tomorrow.

A very strong southwest wind is expected to create large waves today and tomorrow along the shoreline.
And because the level in Lake Huron is above the long term average for November,  waves may cause flooding to some structures along the shoreline as well as eroding and further destabilizing the bluff.

Municipalities will be reviewing their emergency plans today, and should be prepared to respond to erosion emergencies along the shoreline.

If a significant bluff failure occurs, shoreline residents are reminded to evacuate immediately;  call the hydro utility if power lines are affected;  turn off the power and water supply if it safe to do so;  and call 9-1-1 if lives are at risk.

Most of southern Ontario is under a Wind Warning today – including Bruce, Grey, Huron,Perth and Wellington counties.

A strong southwest wind will intensify this afternoon, with gusts of 60 to 70 kilometers per hour, or higher, especially near the shoreline.

The wind will be strong enough to cause some tree damage, with power outages possible as a result.  Loose objects may be tossed by the strong wind and cause injury or damage.

The wind will slowly diminish late tonight.   But as the temperature drops below freezing overnight, there is a chance for blowing snow.