Environment Canada has issued a Wind Warning for overnight tonight and into tomorrow morning. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s Surface Water Monitoring Centre
has issued Advisories for potential damaging waves, shoreline flooding and erosion in some areas along the Lake Erie shoreline. The areas particularly susceptible to in the Lower Thames
include the Erie Shores Drive area and parts of the communities of Erie Beach and Erieau. Erosion may also be experienced in the high bluff areas along the Lake Erie shoreline.
Sustained winds of 60 km/h with gusts of up to 100 km/hr from the southwest are being predicted. Currently, Lake Erie water levels are just slightly above their long term average. The
predicted winds could produce wave heights of 2m.
The predicted wind speeds and wave heights are not expected to produce shoreline flooding along Lake Erie in the Lower Thames. In some places there may be issues with spray from the
waves crashing onto the shoreline protection and the occasional overtopping. However, the predicted warm temperatures suggests that there will not be a problem with icing. Conditions
along the Lake Erie Shoreline can be expected to produce similar conditions to those observed on November 24th of this year.
Keeping a close watch on local conditions and updated weather forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada is recommended.
Officials will continue to monitor the situation and update this advisory if necessary.
This message will be in effect until December 26th, 2014.
Contact: Jason Wintermute ([email protected]) regarding this message.