‘Stopped to see the water:’ High waves prompted flood advisory, drew onlookers to Lake Michigan

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MILWAUKEE -- Mother Nature dropped rain and snow in southeast Wisconsin Sunday, Dec. 1, prompting a winter weather advisory and lakeshore flood advisory. FOX6's cameras captured high Lake Michigan waves, which led to flooding in some spots.

"It's my first time seeing it like this," said Wandy Castillo of Milwaukee, as the wind whipped waves against the rocks.

"It's strange to see all the bricks here and the water crashing," said Sherman Dixon of Milwaukee.

Part of the parking lot was torn apart by angry water.

High waves prompted flood advisory, drew onlookers to Lake Michigan

"I came out for some fresh air, and I looked around, and the parking lot is getting eaten up by the lake here," said Dixon.

Mother Nature drew onlookers, eager to check out the high waves.

"We noticed the water was going out of sea level and we just stopped by to see the water," said Castillo.

High waves prompted flood advisory, drew onlookers to Lake Michigan

Castillo was out for a walk with his daughters and dog.

"I went too close," said Castillo. "I didn't know it was going to come over and got my feet wet."

Angelica Hermanson found solace in the raging water -- who snapped photos from shore.

"It just helps my anxiety, I guess," said Hermanson. "I try to come here when it rains or when it's super windy."

High waves prompted flood advisory, drew onlookers to Lake Michigan

Further south, rain caused flooding off Marina Drive.

"Nothing like this," said Dixon of the waves. "Never seen this before."

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