|The lonely life of buoy 45007. (Photo from noaa.gov)|
|The Harrison-Dever crib provides local wind and air temperature readings. (Photo from openwaterchicago.com)|
|TIDAS 900, the new kid on the block, er, lake. (Photo from iseagrant.org)|
We'll be watching it tonight, when the marine forecast calls for gusts to 30 knots and waves of 8 to 12 feet. Its data won't tell us exactly what's happening on our side of the lake, but it will give us one more solid data point and, no doubt, inspire us to zip over and paddle with Keith Wikle when the conditions there exceed our own.