SVCA warning: High winds and waves expected

According to Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority, a cold front will be moving through southern Ontario today bringing strong westerly winds to the Lake Huron shoreline. Sustained wind speeds of 70 km/hr, gusting to 90 km/hr will persist until Tuesday morning. Waves are expected to build to 2.5 m near noon, further building to 4 m by early this evening. Waves will subside to 3 m overnight and to 1.5 m by noon Tuesday. Lake Huron water levels have dropped below record highs but remain above the December average.
The ground is saturated or frozen which will increase the risk of erosion along the Lake Huron shoreline. While significant shoreline flooding is not anticipated, wave uprush, shoreline erosion and flooding of low-lying areas can be expected. Residents and municipal officials are reminded to stay well back from breaking waves. Municipal staff are recommended to monitor problem areas into Tuesday.
This statement will remain in effect until 5:00 PM on Tuesday December 7, 2021, unless local conditions warrant further updates. SVCA will continue to monitor shoreline conditions.