Posts Tagged ‘waves’
Here’s what Lake Michigan Looks Like Today – October 19
Get’s kinda crazy on the lake. You can see why the Edmund Fitzgerald sank out there — a 750 foot cargo ship.
VIDEO: Wanda and Me on Lake Michigan in a Little Boat Six Weeks Ago. Funny Stuff Here:
And here’s what it’s going to be like soon here in Chicago on Lake Shore Drive
FLASHBACK: Blizzard of February 2011: 1,500 cars abandoned on Lake Shore Drive. 24-foot waves on Lake Michigan.
In other words, awesome
ASSOCIATED PRESS: Lindsey Wilson was on Lake Shore Drive, but she couldn’t tell where. It was dark, and the snow swirling around the stranded bus made it impossible to see anything but the closest cars.
There was talk among her fellow commuters of 25-foot waves washing up from Lake Michigan and about when the bus might get going, but nobody knew anything — not the driver, not the emergency operators passengers were calling, and not the shivering motorists climbing aboard to keep warm after firefighters pulled them from their cars.
When a group of passengers decided enough was enough and started to walk, she joined them.
“I got 100 feet, everything was an orange hue, there was snow in my face, I couldn’t see anything, I turned around and couldn’t see the bus and I thought I was going to die,” she said Wednesday morning.
Wilson, 26, was among hundreds of people in at least 1,500 vehicles who found themselves trapped on Chicago’s most famous stretch of road for as long as 12 hours Tuesday night and Wednesday morning during one of the worst snow storms in the city’s history. The situation was among the worst impacts from the winter storm that carved a frigid path along a 2,000-mile stretch across the eastern U.S.
Here’s an illustrative video of what it can be like in Chicago in the Winter
This is why we like to go to Florida in the Winter.