Stannard Rock

MARQUETTE, MI--   Monitoring buoys owned by Northern Michigan University recorded record-breaking statistics during Tuesday’s storm. 

Buoys at Granite Island, Munising, and Stannard Rock recorded 28.8-foot waves and hurricane-force wind gusts.

NMU’s project to operate buoys along the southeastern shore of Lake Superior began in 2015 with a grant from the Great Lakes Observing System. Officials say real-time, precise data was used Tuesday by the National Weather Service, U.S. Coast Guard, and other entities.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A new, state-of-the-art weather buoy has been deployed at Stannard Rock. 

Scientists from the Superior Watershed Partnership and Lentic Environmental Services recently placed the buoy at the remote site 45 miles due north of Marquette. It will provide data on wave height, water temperature, wind speed, and other weather variables, which will be transmitted by satellite and posted on various websites.