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Storm waves on Lake Ontario (May 2010) Photo: <a href="">John Latimer</a>, CC <a href="">some rights reserved</a>
Storm waves on Lake Ontario (May 2010) Photo: John Latimer, CC some rights reserved

20-25 foot waves forecast for Lake Ontario

High winds are forecast to whip up huge waves on Lake Ontario.

Senior Chief Craig Ross, officer in charge at the U.S. Coast Guard station in Oswego, says his crew is preparing to respond to emergencies. He says forecasters are predicting a big storm surge. "They're expecting 20 to 25 foot waves, concentrating on the eastern shore of Lake Ontario," Ross says. "They're also expecting possible lakeshore flooding and heavy rain and heavy wind."

The Coast Guard is urging boat owners to pull their craft from the water if at all possible.  Go to full article
Tsunami warning
Tsunami warning

Natural Selections: What Makes Waves?

The average ocean wave travels about 35 mph, but waves created by earthquake can travel as fast as 400 mph across open ocean, and only show on the surface when the water shallows. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley talk about making waves.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Waves

While we don't have as many different names for waves as eskimos have for snow, there are different kinds. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about how waves form in water, and what effects they can have.  Go to full article

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