Video: Hurricane force winds this weekend on Lake Michigan.

Mark_McCormick - January 3, 2011







January 3rd, 2011 6:38 am ET

Last night we got in some new insane footage of a great lakes freighter that was out on Lake Michigan during the winter storm over the weekend.  The wind gusts of 75mph and peak gusts of 108 mph per Capt. Eric Treece of the Great Lakes Freighter Wilfred Sykes who is also one of our Weather Paparazzi's.

The video shows Green Water crashing over deck, ice forming on deck, heavy seas, bow crashing into heavy seas. This looks like something you would normally see while out on the open ocean and not the Great Lakes.

Video here