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High waves prompt Lake Michigan beach hazard advisory

High waves prompt Lake Michigan beach hazard advisory

A forecast including waves as high as 11 feet on Lake Michigan prompted a beach hazard statement for Lake, Porter, LaPorte and Cook counties through Thursday morning.

July 23, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Waves on Lake Michigan

Waves on Lake Michigan

Lisa Newhuis, of the Miller section of Gary, sits on the beach July 15 at Marquette Park with her dog Eli. Gary's access to Lake Michigan is one of the city's chief assets.

July 22, 2014 12:00 am
Waves on Lake Michigan

Waves on Lake Michigan

Joe D'Amico, 18 of New Lenox visits Lake Michigan at Marquette Park beach Tuesday a winds blowing in from the northwest created a rough water day and 3 to 5-foot waves on Lake Michigan.

July 15, 2014 8:18 pm
Waves on Lake Michigan

Waves on Lake Michigan

Autumn Deluca, 16, of New Lenox, IL plays in the waves Tuesday at Marquette Park beach in Gary as winds blowing in from the northwest created a rough water day and 3 to 5-foot waves on Lake Michigan.

July 15, 2014 8:18 pm
Waves on Lake Michigan

Waves on Lake Michigan

Lisa Newhuis, of the Miller section of Gary sits on teh beach at Marquette Park with her dog Eli Tuesday.

July 15, 2014 8:18 pm
Waves on Lake Michigan

Waves on Lake Michigan

Rafal Jakubek, of Riverwoods, IL visits Lake Street Beach in Gary with his kite board. Winds blowing in from the northwest created a rough water day and 3 to 5-foot waves Tuesday on Lake Michigan.

July 15, 2014 8:18 pm
Waves on Lake Michigan

Waves on Lake Michigan

Winds blowing in from the northwest created a rough water day and 3 to 5-foot waves Tuesday on Lake Michigan. Teens enjoy the waves at Marquette Park beach. From left is Joe D'Amico, 18, Jessica Klimara, 17, Autumn Delucca, 16 and Danielle Bogdanic, 16, all of New Lenox, IL.

July 15, 2014 8:18 pm
Bobby Hodges Leads Dancers in the Angry Moving Waters and Thunder Stage Sequence from "Heartbeat of Home"

Bobby Hodges Leads Dancers in the Angry Moving Waters and Thunder Stage Sequence from "Heartbeat of Home"

Directed by John McColgan with lyrics and narrative by award-winning Irish writer Joseph O'Connor, "Heartbeat of Home" features Bobby Hodges leading dancers in an angry moving waters mixed with thunder stage sequence.

March 07, 2014 12:00 am
Dangerous waves, rip currents expected at area beaches

Dangerous waves, rip currents expected at area beaches

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.

July 23, 2013 7:22 am Photos

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Top wave of training

Top wave of training

Brice Fox, of Decator, Ill., is knocked over by a wave Friday at  Indiana Dunes State Park.

August 10, 2012 3:59 pm
Top wave of training

Top wave of training

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.

August 10, 2012 4:02 pm
Top wave of training

Top wave of training

Indiana Dunes State Park lifeguard James Halpin practices with other lifeguards, not seen, in high waves Friday along the shore at the beach.

August 10, 2012 4:02 pm
Top wave of training

Top wave of training

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.

August 10, 2012 4:00 pm
Top wave of training

Top wave of training

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.

August 10, 2012 4:00 pm
Chicago skyline

Chicago skyline

Indiana Dunes State Park lifeguards practice swimming among high waves in Lake Michigan across from the Chicago skyline.

August 10, 2012 3:59 pm
Times POY 2011 - Surfing in Whiting

Times POY 2011 - Surfing in Whiting

Bill Kobak, of Chicago, surfs on large waves in Lake Michigan during a windy day at Whihala Beach in Whiting, Sept. 30.

December 30, 2011 1:15 pm
POTW Sept 25-Oct 1 - Surfing

POTW Sept 25-Oct 1 - Surfing

Bill Kobak, of Chicago, surfs on large waves in Lake Michigan during a windy Friday at Whihala Beach in Whiting.

October 03, 2011 11:56 am
Surfers tackle choppy Lake Michigan waters

Surfers tackle choppy Lake Michigan waters

Ahmad Warner, of Chicago, surfs on unusually high waves on Lake Michigan on Friday at Whihala Beach in Whiting.

September 30, 2011 9:20 pm
Whihala Beach

Whihala Beach

Bill Kobak, of Chicago, surfs on Lake Michigan on Friday at Whihala Beach in Whiting.

September 30, 2011 9:20 pm
POTW Jan 30-Feb 5 - Blizzard

POTW Jan 30-Feb 5 - Blizzard

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.

February 04, 2011 2:13 pm
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