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Old 07-02-2008, 06:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Seiche or Tidal Wave to Hit Chicago, Ohh Noes...

Flood warning issued for Chicago beaches, lakefront :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Metro & Tri-State


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According to the Weather Service, a drop of two feet in water levels has been reported at St. Joseph, Mich., indicating that a seiche is in progress across southern Lake Michigan.
"A rapid 2-foot drop of Lake Michigan water levels on the east side of Lake Michigan is evidence that a 2-foot rise or better is possible at the Chicago beaches," the Weather Service reports. "A fluctuation of water levels at these beaches will continue through the evening."
The Day a "Tidal Wave" Hit Chicago

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"Giant tidal wave hits local town lake." April Fool's joke? Probably. "Giant Tidal Wave Hits Chicago." Joke, right? No. This was the headline of the afternoon edition of the Chicago Daily News on June 26, 1954.
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Old 07-02-2008, 06:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Interesting. I wonder what causes it.
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Person who knocks texas gets smited with rare lake tidal wave.

Coincidence? I think not.
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Interesting. I wonder what causes it.
Weather, rather than plate tectonics. Has to do with which direction the wind blows and such. Picture a shallow plate with a layer of water on top. Blow on the water on one end - where does the water get pushed?
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