Lake Michigan Beach Forecasts Have Ended for the Season

The seasonal beach forecast for the Illinois and Indiana shorelines will be suspended from October 1st until the 2014 Memorial Day Weekend. Thus today's (9/30) morning update of the beach forecast (Text/Graphical Beach Forecast and Swim Risk) is the last one of 2013.

With this swim season having been the the first for the new Beach Hazards Statement in the Great Lakes region, the National Weather Service would greatly appreciate continued feedback on this product. Please visit the following website to share your thoughts:

Also, we at NWS Chicago would love to hear from you on your thoughts regarding our Beach Forecast and the Beach Hazards Statement. You can reach us at the Web Master's email: Also, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, where you can also offer your thoughts.

The Marquette, MI NWS Office has an excellent Great Lakes Dangerous Current Incident Summary for the 2013 Swim Season at this link.

Return to Latest News is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.