... Strong winds on Memorial Day...
Southwest winds are expected to rapidly increase across northern
Illinois and Northwest Indiana after daybreak on Memorial Day.
Sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph are forecast with gusts of 40 to
45 mph. There is some potential for 50 mph or even higher
gusts between 9 am and 2 PM. The winds will gradually ease during
the mid to late afternoon.
Those with outdoor activities scheduled on Memorial Day should
plan for these strong winds.
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Statement as of 4:02 PM CDT on May 24, 2015
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Statement as of 12:59 PM CDT on May 24, 2015
Lake Michigan Beach reports...
water air wave
location temp f temp f height
Porter County Indiana...
Indiana Dunes State Park N/A N/A N/A
West Beach 50 N/A N/A
Lake County Indiana...
whihala beach (whiting) 50 N/A 0-1 ft
Cook County Illinois...
osterman beach 52 N/A 0-1 ft
Montrose beach 53 N/A 0-1 ft
Foster beach N/A 57 N/A
Oak street beach N/A 64 N/A
Ohio street beach N/A N/A N/A
57th street beach
63rd street beach 57 45 0-1 ft
Rainbow Beach M N/A M ft
Calumet beach 58 N/A 0-1 ft
Lake County Illinois...
Waukegan beach N/A N/A N/A
Forest Park Beach/
Lake Forest N/A N/A N/A
Highland Park N/A N/A N/A
Wave heights are at the beach only and are not representative of the
near shore forecast.
These observations are reported during the morning and early
afternoon hours and may not be representative of conditions later in
Chicago Park district beach information is available at:
Chicago Park district buoy and weather station data:
Lake County Illinois swimcast data:
Indiana Dunes State Park beach status:
there are a variety of hazards to swimmers at Lake Michigan beaches.
Protect yourself and your family by reviewing the beach hazards and
safety information at: