High Winds Create Rough Waters in Lake Michigan

Large waves pounded the shoreline in Chicago, Illinois, as strong winds whipped up rough water in Lake Michigan on September 22.

The National Weather Service (NWS) warned of wave heights from 12 to 18 feet that, combined with “above average lake levels” and “storm induced lake level rises,” could lead to flooding along the Lake Michigan shoreline through Thursday.

A waterspout was also spotted out on Lake Michigan on Wednesday.

Video filmed by Instagram user @dregod89 from the 39th Street Beach in Chicago shows the rough water. Credit: @dregod89 via Storyful

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