High Winds, Waves Shut Down Lakefront TrailDangerous conditions along Lake Shore Drive have led Chicago Park District staff to shut down the lakefront trail.
Waves Crash Chicago's LakefrontThe beach hazard is in effect through Friday evening, according to the National Weather Service.
Waves Prompt Warning For Lakefront Visitors, Beach ClosuresVery strong winds from the north created high waves on on Lake Michigan on Tuesday, prompting the National Weather Service warn people to stay out of the lake and to be cautious on the Lakefront path and for a number of Chicago area beaches to close.
High Wind And Waves Keep Boats In City Harbors Past Seasonal DeadlineThe city says more than 400 boats are still docked at Chicago harbors, only a couple of days before the seasonal deadline to get them out.
Choppy Lake Poses Risk Of Rip Currents, WaterspoutsConditions will be dangerous on Lake Michigan all day Friday, with blasting winds, crashing waves, and a risk for waterspouts and rip currents.
Lake Michigan Turns Brown After Huge Waves Last WeekThe high winds that hit the Chicago area last week not only produced Lake Michigan waves of up to 25 feet, but they had an effect on the color of the lake's water.
Choppy Waters And Frost Predicted For SaturdayMore choppy waters on Lake Michigan and widespread frost may be in store for the Chicago area Saturday, but sunnier days are expected to follow on its heels.
Dangerous Cold, Winds Plague Chicago AreaOnly light snow was falling in the immediate Chicago area this morning, but the frigid, windy misery continues.

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