Meteotsunami: Lake Michigan’s deadly ‘freak wave’ of 1954 (from April 2019)

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As summerlike temperatures start to arrive, and with the lakefront open again, Chicagoans are likely looking forward to beach season. But that also means meteotsunami season: https://bit.ly/3rUHaLC

In this 2019 video, Marvin Katz, 87, recalls the summer of 1954 when a meteotsunami swept people near Chicago’s Montrose Harbor into the water and eight people drowned. Read more about the “freak wave” of 1954 here: https://bit.ly/3dEsLxV

(Video originally published April 25, 2019, by Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune)


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