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28.8 foot wave on Lake Superior shatters Great Lakes records

The gales of November came to Lake Superior in late October and shattered the Great Lakes' record book, according to reports from Michigan.

Buoy reports showed a wave measuring 28.8 feet was logged Tuesday morning at Munising, Mich. and near Granite Island off Michigan's upper peninsula not far from Marquette, Mich.

The wave was generated by a strong autumn storm that raked Upper Michigan with winds over 70 mph, knocking down trees and power lines, according to the National Weather Service.

"As a result from the strong winds large waves were observed on Lake Superior, with the highest waves along the shoreline from Big Bay down through Grand Marais," the weather service reported. "At times, wave heights reached 25 to 30 feet."

A Great Lakes expert told the Michigan Live Media Group that Tuesday's wave bested the previous high recorded Oct. 5, 2012 at the Keweenaw Peninsula in Upper Michigan. A buoy recorded that wave at 27.66 feet.

Lake Superior also has its own Twitter page. And, it has seemed to enjoy all of this week's attention:

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