Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Take part in the fundraising event to benefit Special Olympics Chicago.
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Wednesday, January 16
Calling all fearless weather warriors! Registration is now open for the 13th annual Chicago Polar Plunge, benefitting Special Olympics Chicago. The Chicago Polar Plunge, one of the largest fundraising events for Special Olympics Chicago, will take place Sunday, March 3 on Chicago’s icy lakefront at North Avenue Beach from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. This year, Special Olympics Chicago is aiming to make a “big splash” by surpassing all previous fundraising records for the Chicago Polar Plunge, and reaching the $1 million mark. Known for its festive costumes and courageous participants, last year’s event attracted more than 2,000 participants, and raised more than $650,000. Whether plungers want to go waist high or take the full plunge, the Chicago …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
While the East Coast will get the brunt of the huge storm, the weather system also is prompting gale watch on Lake Michigan. Winds up to 60 mph and waves up to 22 feet are forecast.
As residents on the East Coast prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, the National Weather Service is warning of high waves and winds on Lake Michigan as well. The service has issued a gale watch in effect Monday night through Tuesday. The watch will be in effect for a stretch of the lake that starts in Sheboygan, WI, goes through Illinois and Indiana, and ends up at South Haven, MI. The affected area will be from 5 nautical miles from the shoreline to about the middle of the lake, the weather service said. Winds up to 60 mph are expected along the lakeshore from late Monday through Tuesday evening, according to the National Weather Service. This will cause waves up to 22 feet along the Cook County shoreline. A lakeshore flood watch …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The National Weather Service has issued an alert for areas near Lake Michigan.
A high wind watch for areas near Lake Michigan has been issued by the National Weather Service from Wednesday afternoon until Thursday morning, as reported by the Chicago Tribune. Areas under the watch include Lake and Cook counties in Illinois and Lake and Porter counties in Indiana. Winds of 30 to 40 MPH with gusts up to 60 MPH are expected. The very strong winds “could result in minor wind damage…downed tree limbs and power lines,” according to the National Weather Service. To read the entire story, visit the Chicago Tribune. For more information, visit the National Weather Service.