Incredible footage shows monster waves in Lake Superior lashing coast during storm

Crashing waves pound the autumn-hued North Shore of Lake Superior, Minnesota, as a strong storm sweeps through the area.

In the footage, the waves unrelentingly batter the cliffs and heavy winds disperse a dense layer of mist over the surrounding trees.

"We witnessed 20+ foot waves," said the filmer. "Sustained winds topped 45 mph, and a wind gust of 86 mph was recorded near our shooting locations. (Hurricane force winds start at 74 mph.)"

Although Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Coast the same day, October 10, this was a separate storm. However, it is possible that the hurricane carried moisture or other storm features north as it approached the US.