AU TRAIN, Mich. (WLUC) - Alger County was also hit hard by Tuesday’s storm. Along M-28 in Au Train, people pulled over to watch as huge waves battered the coast.
Dozens of trees were down along the highway and in Christmas. Police agencies were busy throughout the day with reports of the downed trees and power lines.
TV6 ran into a couple of wave watchers visiting from downstate Michigan. They said they’ve never seen anything like this.
“Oh my gosh. This is so windy and insane. This is crazy, and Ann is from the U.P. Have you seen this before?” Michelle Schmitt asked.
“It’s not snowing, so I’m used to it,” Ann Hunt said.
“I’ve never seen waves this big on a lake in Michigan,” Schmitt said.
“No, I’ve never seen waves like this,” Hunt agreed.
TV6 saw the largest waves in Au Train around 1 p.m. According to the Great Lakes Observing System, a wave height of 28.8 feet was recorded north of Munising.