- Strong south winds this evening and throughout the day tomorrow.
- Potential for shoreline impacts and flooding along Erie Shore Drive.
Environment Canada’s Marine Forecast has issued a Strong Wind Warning for Western Lake Erie. Weather forecasts are calling for winds exceeding 35 km/hr from the south this evening and throughout the day tomorrow. Peak winds are currently predicted to arrive tomorrow morning with sustained wind speeds over 45 km/hr with gusts around 70 km/hr. Waves on Lake Erie are forecasted to reach 2 m in height.
Winds are out of the south will be driving waves onto our Lake Erie shoreline in Chatham-Kent and Elgin County. There is a risk that wave action could damage shoreline protection works, cause shoreline erosion, and create flooding due to wave crashing against shoreline protection works, particularly along Erie Shore Drive. Residents along the Lake Erie shoreline should pay attention to weather forecasts and prepare accordingly.
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 shoreline. Standing water can also present unseen hazards. Children and pets should be kept away from the water. Officials will continue to monitor the situation and update this advisory if necessary.
Contact: Jason Wintermute (Jason.Wintermute@ltvca.ca, 519-354-7310 x227) regarding this message.
This message will be in effect until November 25, 2018.