Seiche Lake Erie

Incredible seiche on Lake Erie

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The powerful Great Lakes storm has produced an incredible seiche on Lake Erie, and smaller seiches on the other Great Lakes. A seiche occurs when strong winds push the surface water. With a strong west wind, the water level of the lake will drop on the west side of the lake and rise on the east side of the lake. This can be caused by a relatively quick line of severe thunderstorms with strong winds, or it can be more gradual, as with the “Gales of November” low pressure systems that cause a “standing seiche”…