• Moderate to strong southwest winds now in the forecast for tomorrow morning
• Some risk of shoreline damage, erosion and/or flooding along the Lake Erie shoreline, especially Erie Shore Drive
Weather forecasts are now calling for moderate to strong winds overnight and lasting into tomorrow afternoon. Down on the Lake Erie shoreline, winds are currently 20 km/hr out the west. Winds are predicted to shift to a southwest direction overnight and to remain between 20 and 35 km/hr through the morning. Winds are then predicted to drop and shift to the west in the afternoon.
While the forecast wind speeds would generally not be considered strong, the southwest winds are coming from a direction that has been causing problems along the shoreline. There is some risk of shoreline damage and erosion all along the Lake Erie shoreline in Chatham-Kent and Elgin County. Along Erie Shore Drive in Chatham-Kent, flooding has occurred within this range of wind speeds. Residents should pay attention to local conditions and be prepared.
People should take extra caution and avoid the shoreline should conditions get rough. The waves can be strong and the shoreline slippery. There could also be hazardous debris within the waves and water which could be thrown onto the shore. Standing water can also present unseen hazards.
Officials will continue to monitor the situation and update this advisory if necessary.
This message will be in effect until March 5 , 2020.
Contact: Jason Wintermute (email@example.com) regarding this message.