Story URL: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=230792
Story Retrieval Date: 4/17/2015 11:14:17 AM CST
Beach season officially begins tomorrow but Chicagoans may be overestimating the warmth of Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan isn't as warm as beachgoers think
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.