Seiches in Chicago

May 31 2008 Published by under Science news

This is interesting. Only a couple of weeks after I wrote about the phenomena of seiches, powerful winds on Lake Michigan produced a seiche which washed up on the Chicago shoreline (h/t my Mom). This seiche was not devastating or deadly, involving only 26-inch variations in water level. Unfortunately the storms which produced the seiche did a lot more damage, spawning tornados, huge hail and ripping down power lines.

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