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S.S. Badger cancels trip Tuesday due to high winds

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MANITOWOC, WI (WTAQ) - For the second time in five days, the S.S. Badger car ferry has canceled a trip across Lake Michigan due to high winds.

Operators of the ferry between Manitowoc and Ludington Michigan called off their one scheduled trip Tuesday, because the forecast said winds on the big lake would gust to over 40 miles an hour.

The Badger canceled a run last Friday for the same reason.

High winds have pounded Wisconsin on and off since last Thursday. Winds Monday gusted to 48 miles an hour on Washington Island in Door County. There were also big gusts inland, peaking at 37 miles an hour in Mauston.

Tuesday morning, winds reached the mid-20’s in western and southern Wisconsin. Occasional light rain is in the forecast Tuesday, with a rain and snow mix possible in some areas Tuesday night.

A quiet, partly cloudy day is expected Wednesday, with highs in the 40’s statewide. 

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