|Olive Park Beach last summer|
From CBS Chicago:
As lakefront beaches officially open on Friday, the Lake Michigan water temperatures are among the coldest ever for this time of year.At the Chicago shore, the water temperature is in the low 50s, which is dangerously cold. Three days ago two southwest suburban men died of hypothermia off of a South Side beach.
Two weather observation buoys several monitor conditions several miles off shore.
The "south buoy" 43 nautical miles east-southeast of Milwaukee recorded the water temperature at 36 degrees on Thursday, which ranks amongst the coldest temperature recorded for this time of year, the National Weather Service reports.
America's largest lake is very cold, which is something a scientist can prove without utilizing a phony computer model.
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