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Forecast May Impact Festival of Sail Sunday; Heads-Up to Attendees

Aug 06, 2022 03:42PM ● By Editor

Photo: CBS 3 Duluth

From the Lake County Emergency Operations Center • August 6, 2022

A heads-up to anyone planning to attend the final day of the Festival of Sail Tall Ships Two Harbors event on Sunday; forecast is calling for stronger winds and increased wave heights. The waterfront area of Two Harbors could see wind gusts as strong as 20-30 mph, and two- to three-foot waves are expected. Winds off of Lake Superior will cause much cooler temps around 55 degrees. Plan for fall-like weather conditions. 

A reminder to festival-goers that the event is being held on marine infrastructure; wear appropriate footwear, use extra caution near edges, and people are not allowed on the lower platform of the breakwall.

Editor's Note:
Here is the National Weather Service Marine Forecast for Sunday and Sunday night
Two Harbors to Duluth MN-Duluth MN to Port Wing WI- 323 PM CDT Sat Aug 6 2022


SATURDAY NIGHT...North wind 5 knots becoming northeast 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots in the late evening and overnight. Slight chance of rain showers early in the evening. Waves 1 to
2 feet.

SUNDAY...Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around
 25 knots. Slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 4 feet.

SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots becoming north
 5 knots after midnight. Chance of rain showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

Valerie Marasco Eliasen
Public Information Officer 
Lake County Emergency Operations Center
[email protected]

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