Windy conditions at the lakefront will make for very choppy conditions on the lake, with dangerous pounding waves prompting a warning for anyone who might want to go swimming, despite the chilly conditions.
The National Weather Service warned lakefront visitors Thursday that swimming conditions are going to be dangerous in Lake Michigan, due to high waves and rip currents.
Lakefront visitors are being advised to check the flags at Chicago beaches before going into the water on Friday, because of possible danger of rip currents from choppy conditions.
Swimming was banned at all Chicago beaches Tuesday afternoon, due to high waves and potentially dangerous rip currents.
The National Weather Service is warning people to stay out of Lake Michigan today, because of large waves and dangerous rip currents along the lakefront in Illinois and Indiana.
Huge waves and high winds are pounding the lakefront along Chicago and Northwest Indiana on Tuesday– all from the massive superstorm that has devastated much of the East Coast.
Safety concerns from high waves and rip currents have caused Evanston to close its beaches for a second day in a row.
Seven down, at least three more to go – crews were still pulling sunken, battered boats from the bottom of Monroe Harbor on Tuesday, after last week’s high winds and waves smashed them into a concrete lakefront wall.
Longtime boaters in Chicago said they’ve never seen anything like it. Strong winds and high waves sank nine boats and damaged 11 more after they were tossed from their moorings in Monroe Harbor overnight.
Several boats moored in Lake Michigan near the Museum Campus were knocked loose Wednesday night amid strong winds and high waves.
Runners beware. The National Weather Service is warning of the possibility of Lake Shore Drive flooding on Wednesday as a high winds create waves that could build up to 22 feet.
A blasting wind and high waves will soon arrive in the Chicago area, as a storm system drops down from Manitoba.