Great Lakes
Gusty winds are expected to whip up big waves on Lake Michigan on Monday. (Photo: National Weather Service)

Big waves pound Lake Michigan shoreline

Some residents said the waves were bigger than they've ever seen before. Water levels in Lake Michigan are historically high, raising concerns about potential shoreline erosion and flooding.

Gusty winds out of the southeast have stirred up big waves and prompted a flood advisory along Wisconsin's Lake Michigan shoreline from northern Door County to the Milwaukee-Racine county line through Monday evening.

Just after noon on Monday, Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport reported a wind gust of 52 mph.

The National Weather Service has issued a lakeshore flood advisory until 10 p.m. on Monday.  Waves were expected to build to 8 to 12 feet along the lake shore by early afternoon.

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