PENTWATER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A massive push of wind with the incoming storm created an interesting phenomenon on Lake Michigan Friday.

The force was enough to almost completely bury the Ludington North Breakwater underwater. Nine minutes later, the sloshing water receded into the depths of Lake Michigan, revealing very low tides.

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Todd and Brad Reed Photography in Ludington captured the dramatic shoreline change, which began at 12:18 p.m. Friday.

This slosh of water created by wind is called a seiche. These are fairly rare on Lake Michigan, but not unprecedented.

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The Ludington water level gauge recorded the water redistribution. Within an hour, there was a 1.5 foot change in water level. 

Seiches are caused when strong wind pushes water ahead of it into a downwind shore.The wind will often push the water off its banks as the system slams into the coast. After it passes, the water returns to the lake and sloshes back and forth between shores until it once again finds equilibrium.

A wind gust of 42 mph was measured in Ludington at the time of Friday’s seiche.