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Beach season officially begins tomorrow but Chicagoans may be overestimating the warmth of Lake Michigan


Lake Michigan isn't as warm as beachgoers think

by Annabelle Ju
May 22, 2014


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Chicago residents are already enjoying their time at the beach as the weather warms up
 

Two men died earlier this week after jumping in the water to cool off. They died from hypothermia. Beachgoers often assume Lake Michigan is as warm as the summer air temperature, but that's simply not true.