Dangerous waves reaching 15 feet and life-threatening rip currents are expected at beaches from Chicago to LaPorte County through Wednesday night, the National Weather Service warned Tuesday.
Brice Fox, of Decator, Ill., is knocked over by a wave Friday at Indiana Dunes State Park.
Indiana Dunes State Park lifeguard James Halpin practices with other lifeguards, not seen, in high waves along the shore Friday in Lake Michigan. The beach was open to the public, but swimming was not allowed owing to wind-swept swells.
Indiana Dunes State Park lifeguard James Halpin practices with other lifeguards, not seen, in high waves Friday along the shore at the beach.
Scott Fox of Decatur, Ill., reacts to a wave hitting him Friday at Indiana Dunes State Park. The beach was open, but public swimming was off-limits.
Indiana Dunes State Park lifeguards practice swimming among high waves Friday in Lake Michigan across from the Chicago skyline. Swimming was prohibited at the Indiana Dunes State Park because of the wind-swept waves.
Bridget Babcock, of Palantine, Ill., and her boyfriend Connor McGuire, of Hoffman Estates, Ill., have fun Friday in the shallow water at Indiana Dunes State Park.
Bill Kobak, of Chicago, surfs on large waves in Lake Michigan during a windy day at Whihala Beach in Whiting, Sept. 30.
Bill Kobak, of Chicago, surfs on large waves in Lake Michigan during a windy Friday at Whihala Beach in Whiting.
Bill Kobak, of Chicago, surfs on Lake Michigan on Friday at Whihala Beach in Whiting.
Ahmad Warner, of Chicago, surfs on unusually high waves on Lake Michigan on Friday at Whihala Beach in Whiting.
Valparaiso University seniors Lisa Meadows, left, and Dustin Bonk try to film a VU television segment about the severe weather during a blizzard on campus Tuesday, Feb. 1.
Valparaiso University sophomores Mollie DeTrent, left, and Alyssa Brindley, cover their faces while walking through a blizzard Tuesday on campus.
A man walks into the Valparaiso Wal-Mart near a front loader fitted with a giant plow Tuesday as a blizzard moved into the region.
An INDOT snow plow works along U.S. 30 on Tuesday in Wheeler.
Valparaiso University meteorology majors prepare to launch a weather balloon on campus Tuesday to measure readings of the winter storm.
United States Postal worker Mike Daly delivers the mail Tuesday as a blizzard moves into Valparaiso.
Valparaiso Wal-Mart employee Evan Pullins pushes shopping carts through the parking lot Tuesday as a blizzard moved into the region.
Valparaiso University senior Jack Gerfen shovels snow Tuesday in preparation to launch a weather balloon from campus and into the winter storm.
A lone pedestrian walks across the Valparaiso University campus Tuesday after it shutdown due to a blizzard.
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