Storm Produces Rare "Inland Tidal Wave" on Gun Lake

1:23 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Storm Produces Rare "Inland Tidal Wave" on Gun Lake

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Storm caused water to rise dramatically on one end of lake
A severe thunderstorm Wednesday produced a seiche on Gun Lake, between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. A seiche is essentially similar to a tsunami, but on an inland lake, and much less devastating. A seiche forms when a sustained severe wind from one direction pushes more water on a lake to the other side of the lake.