Lake Michigan wicked waves and snow – Northern Chicago metro 10/31/2019

The first impactful Winter Weather Advisory combined with a Lakeshore Flood advisory to bring quite a cold, raw weather system to the Chicago Metropolitan Area. On Lake Michigan, waves grew upwards to twelve feet in height as strong northwest winds combined with near historic water level heights, battering the Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin shorelines. Several inches of snow were forecasted throughout the day, with as much as five inches reported within the Chicago Metropolitan Area.
Shot Description

Shots 1-19 – Lake Michigan lakeshore flooding from tremendous waves at Tower Road Beach/Park.

Shots 20-21 – Lake Michigan lakeshore flooding from tremendous waves at North Shore Yacht Club in Highland Park, Illinois.

Shot 22 – Crystal Lake township snowplow clearing
Wyndwood Drive in Crystal lake, Illinois.

Shot 23 – POV driving shot from Fairfield Road in Hawthorne Woods, Illinois.

Shots 24-25 – POV driving shot from the Edens Spur at Skokie Valley Road in Northbrook, Illinois.

Shot 26 – Gusty winds whip an American flag at a gas station at Illinois routes 22 and 43 in Bannockburn, Illinois.

SID: Jesse Walters

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