Dangerous Waves Claim 2 Lives On Chicago's LakefrontA man died after being pulled from the water near Oak Street Beach; making him the second victim to die in rough waters in the past 24-hours.
‘Life-Threatening’ Waves, Rip Currents Lead To Swim Warning And BansIt’s not the greatest beach weather anyway, with lakefront temperatures hovering around 70 and strong north winds, but those hitting the sand the next couple of days are being warned to stay out of the water.
Winds Expected To Whip Up Dangerous Waves On Lake MichiganChicago might finally be getting ideal beach weather, but forecasters were warning people to stay out of Lake Michigan from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning, due to high waves expected along the lakefront.
Choppy Conditions Make Lake Michigan Off-Limits At Some BeachesAs if the unusually cool weather weren’t reason enough to avoid Lake Michigan on Tuesday, swimming was banned at several lakefront beaches, due to dangerous rip currents. Swimmers were being warned of high bacteria levels at a handful of other beaches.
Rough Conditions On Lake Michigan Prompt Warnings For SwimmersSwimmers were being advised of dangerous conditions on Lake Michigan on Tuesday, due to high waves and strong currents.
Meteorologists Warn Of High Waves On Lake MichiganHigh waves on Lake Michigan have prompted a warning for boaters and swimmers, due to potentially deadly currents on the water.
Choppy Conditions On Lake Prompt Beach Hazard AlertAnyone considering a visit to the beach on Wednesday might want to avoid going for a swim; and not just because the lake is so cold and the weather is unusually brisk for July. Choppy conditions could make swimming dangerous.
NWS Issues Hazard Alert For Chicago-Area BeachesIf you're planning a day at the beach, you might want to think twice before you jump in the lake.