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Wind and waves pick up on Lake Michigan

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We're feeling the effects of Hurricane Sandy here in Michiana.

It's because a high pressure system Northwest of us and Hurricane Sandy are pushing against eachother.

So what does that all mean?

Essentially, the two systems are creating a wind tunnel right over Lake Michigan.

A lot of wind and major waves on Lake Michigan are attracting people to the coast to see what Mother Nature has to offer.

"We have no control over it. But it is there and we just have to deal with it.  But it's beautiful eventhough it's frightening. It's really pretty," says Sheila Elkins who was taking pictures of Lake Michigan.

Gregory says, "It's inspiring. There's a lot of energy coming into the pier and to think of it crashing over like that is amazing, says Gregory Smith, who was taking pictures of the Lake.

The Coast Guard has been monitoring the conditions of the Lake.

Kenneth Sheltry with the US Coast Guard in St. Joseph says, "Right now on the lake we're seeing anywhere from 6 to 9 foot waves and it's currently building."

The Coast Guard is expecting waves to climb to between 14 and 18 feet Tuesday. 
It's a rollercoaster on the water that officers say is no fun and games.

"It's rough, it's windy, it's cold.  We don't recommend going out on the lake. Stay clear of beaches,  until the all clear has been given," says Sheltry.

Spectators say they're making sure not to get "too" close.

"I don't go out on the pier with the waves coming over the pier. I like to keep my feet on the ground," says Smith.

Elkins says, "I don't think I'm far enough away for the family. They always like me to stay farther back."

The Coast Guard strongly recommends that people just stay away from the Lake.


A lot of people were on the pier Monday and as conditions get worse Tuesday, the pier can get really dangerous.

The Coast Guard is expecting winds to peak at around 50 miles an hour.

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