Last week: Close – Friday and Saturday were calm but Sunday ended up being a little better than I forecasted. From Muskegon and north a SW wind in the 15 knot range developed for some warm air and water riding. Monday or Labor day didn’t pan out for wind.
Tally So Far: Nailed It! – 12, Close –10 Way Off – 0
Today: Our first taste of fall winds are here! Winds are going to pick up out of the north for the entire lakeshore this afternoon. As the day goes on the winds should shift to NNW so they will fill in for the southern half of the lakeshore from Muskegon and south. Winds should be around 20 knots from Frankfort to Manistee, Ludington and Muskegon. From Grand Haven and south to Holland it should be a little more with winds around 25 knots or more. Lake effect showers and potential waterspouts are forecast so it will be a good idea to keep an eye out for some of the heavier looking stuff.
Saturday: Almost a carbon copy of today except the wind is going to be a little bit lighter. More in the 15 to 20 knot range for the entire lakeshore out of the NNW in the afternoon.
Sunday: Sunny skies and a westerly breeze should pick up enough in the afternoon for at least a light wind session. I think winds will be in the 15 knot range from Holland to Muskegon. Further north from Manistee to Frankfort the wind will be more of a SW direction at 15 knots.
The air is cooling down for a few days but the water is still warm. The next week looks a big warm up with plenty of south wind. It’s looking like we are in for a pretty good stretch! North’s and south’s all fall long!
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