Waves pound the Lake Michigan shoreline in Chicago. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

Waves Prompt Warning For Lakefront Visitors, Beach Closures

Very 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.


Many boats remain at Montrose Harbor, as the deadline approaches to remove them. (CBS)

High Wind And Waves Keep Boats In City Harbors Past Seasonal Deadline

The 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, Waterspouts

Conditions will be dangerous on Lake Michigan all day Friday, with blasting winds, crashing waves, and a risk for waterspouts and rip currents.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2012

Waves On Lakefront

Lake Michigan Turns Brown After Huge Waves Last Week

The 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.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

Grass and leaf covered in frost. (Daniel Berehulak/ Getty Images)

Choppy Waters And Frost Predicted For Saturday

More 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.


Lake Michigan Waves

Dangerous Cold, Winds Plague Chicago Area

Only light snow was falling in the immediate Chicago area this morning, but the frigid, windy misery continues.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2010