18-Inch Tsunami Hits Downtown Traverse City
A Great Lakes meteotsunami, a tiny tsunami driven by wind and usually called a seiche, hit downtown Traverse City on Saturday. According to MLive.com, at it's peak, this tiny tsunami caused the water level in the bay to rise about a foot and a half. There were no reports of injuries or damage. The meteotsunami was caused by wind, associated with thunderstorms, pushing water in Grand Traverse Bay toward the shoreline.
This isn't the first time this has happened on the Great Lakes. It isn't even the first time this year. In April, Manistee had one of these push a ton of water up the Manistee River, which did a number on their riverwalk.
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