Fort Peck Lake: Dangerous Conditions, High Winds Through Saturday Morning
If you're planning to fish or just do some late-season recreating this weekend on Fort Peck Lake, know that it's going to be super windy and choppy. A Lake Wind Advisory has been issued through at least Saturday morning.
Lots of folks we know enjoy heading over to Fort Peck Lake when they're looking for something a little different. Our rivers are great and all, but have you SEEN what comes out of Fort Peck Lake??? Monsters, I tell you.
Use caution this weekend, especially if you plan on being in a small boat. Conditions are not expected to be good for at least the first part of the weekend.
By the way (as of last weekend), Fort Peck Lake is still getting good fishing reviews. "Salmon are being picked up in the bays fairly consistently. Walleye fishing is starting to pick back up."
According to the National Weather Service:
WHAT: THERE IS A LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM FRIDAY EVENING TO 9 AM SATURDAY FOR FORT PECK LAKE.
Although this Advisory covers a fairly short period of time, gusty winds can stick around much longer than originally expected. Being caught on the water in a small craft is a bad idea. Please use common sense and keep yourself safe.
East winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph expected.
WHERE...Fort Peck Lake and the surrounding areas. 5 counties are currently under this Lake Wind Advisory.
WHEN...From 7 PM Friday evening to 9 AM Saturday.
IMPACTS...Strong winds and rough waves on area lakes will create hazardous conditions for small craft, especially the eastern side of the lake.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The strongest winds will be near the eastern end of the lake from Hell Creek to Fort Peck, but as stated above, this Advisory covers 5 counties. The wind is unpredictable.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Boaters on area lakes should use extra caution since strong winds and rough waves can overturn small craft.