People took to Facebook and Twitter Wednesday wondering why water levels for Lake Erie and its tributaries were abnormally low.
I thought I was going to have to make calls today to meteorologists and other weather experts to explain what happened, but our partners at WGRZ did it for us.
A seiche starts with a storm surge or high sustained winds from one direction that push the water up at the opposite — which in this case would be in Toledo, OH, — and cause the other side to drop like it did here in Buffalo.
Watch the video to see exactly what a seiche does to the water levels.
Here is a photo gallery WGRZ put together.