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Michigan City East Pierhead - Gale | by Tom Gill.
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Michigan City East Pierhead - Gale

With wind speeds in excess of 60 mph, the effects of Hurricane Sandy were felt on the Indiana shore of Lake Michigan. Blowing a "whole gale" between a 10 and 11 on the Beaufort scale, the winds churned up Lake Michigan causing waves in excess of 20 feet. Most every Indiana beach was closed for the duration of the storm. Standing on shore, I was pelted by sand and rain.

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Taken on October 31, 2012