These pictures were taken 13 November 2005 at about 1:15 PM from the bay shore on the UW-Green Bay. Water levels in Green Bay dropped more than 3 feet from strong southwest to northeast winds.
Point Sable is shown at the horizon.
Bay Beach and the power plant near the mouth of the Fox River in Green Bay, WI.
( source: NOAA Great Lakes Water Level Data http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov; choose Products, Great Lakes Water Levels, Active Stations from the pull-down menu; and then choose Lake Michigan and Green Bay)
Water levels changed by more than 5 feet in a two day period. Winds from about 200 to 240 degrees SW drive water out of the lower bay. This was the case on November 13, 2005 when water levels dropped below 574 feet. Winds peaked at 56 mph from a direction of 220 degrees on November 13th. Winds from the NE (30 to 60 degrees) funnel water into the lower bay as was the case on November 15th when water levels peaked at 579.5 feet.
|NWS Daily Wind data for November 2005, Green Bay, WI|
|Day||Daily avg||Peak 2min||Peak Wind|
(above created March 21, 2005 KJF)
Wind Event of 11 May 2006.
Greater than 2 feet of INCREASE. Strong NE winds were from a low pressure system that was over southern L. Michigan. Area also received about 3 inches of rain on Thursday 11 May 2006.
updated 18 May 2006