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Northeast braces for blizzard; lake-effect snow piles up here
Posted 9:40 PM, March 13, 2017, by
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Single-digit wind chills/snow showers
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Freeze Warning for most of the Chicago area 11PM CDT Saturday until 9AM CDT Sunday
Arctic chill to bring season’s first lake-effect snow showers
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Longest late-season string of 90s in 147 years of observations here ends after 7-days of back- to-back 90s; Wednesday’s low 70s a 15 to 20° pullback from Tuesday—but more typical of late Sept; 2nd cool push could mean “lake-effect” showers Friday; new warm-up next week
Fast-moving cold punch to generate late December level temps for a day Friday—the coldest of autumn 2017 to date—while activating lake-effect snow/rain showers; switch to milder westerly upper flow off Pacific next week to boost temperatures
Beach Hazards Statement for structural and rip currents in effect Friday into Saturday for the Lake Michigan beaches along the Illinois and Indiana shoreline
Chilly weekend to follow season’s first snow
Marginal Risk of severe thunderstorms this Saturday morning south of Interstate-80 – Lakeshore flooding in NW Indiana later this afternoon and overnight
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How do the waves roll in off Lake Michigan on both shores (west and east shores)? Where do they switch directions?
Beach Hazards Statement for Rip and Structural Currents along entire Illinois/Indiana lake Michigan shoreline until later Friday afternoon/early evening
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