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Regional Discussion Area => Great Lakes => Topic started by: quietglow on July 08, 2014, 11:57:15 am

 
Title: Prevailing winds on MI coast
Post by: quietglow on July 08, 2014, 11:57:15 am
Hello all!

I'm planning a week long tour at the beginning of August that would involve riding from Ludington, MI down the coast and around the bottom of the lake. I can't seem to find any information about prevailing coastal winds. Is there a strong coastal wind pattern like on the Pacific coast (which has a consistently strong NW, especially during the summer). We don't have strong prevailing winds here in Chicago, but I know that east coasts and west coasts of large bodies of water are significantly different.

Thanks for any input.

Joe
Title: Re: Prevailing winds on MI coast
Post by: Yukon Jack on November 06, 2014, 09:56:11 am
Prevailing winds around these parts are westerlies coming across the lake.

Have a great trip!

EDIT: How was the trip? I just noticed it was this past August you were doing this...haha
Title: Re: Prevailing winds on MI coast
Post by: quietglow on November 06, 2014, 10:27:45 am
It ended up being a really wonderful trip. I didn't write up a report (which is odd. might have to do that) but lots of pics are up on our site: roadsgoevereveron.com

And btw, excepting one day, there was basically no wind on the whole trip. We had pretty ideal weather.