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Waterspout Forms Off Chicago Coastline Amid High Winds

A waterspout formed on Lake Michigan near Chicago, Illinois, on September 22, as strong winds brought large waves and flooding to the area.

The National Weather Service (NWS) reported an “observed waterspout” amid 39 mph winds along the Chicago-area coastline. According to the NWS, wave heights from 12 to 18 feet combined with “above average lake levels” and “storm induced lake level rises” could lead to flooding along the Lake Michigan shoreline through Thursday.

Video filmed by Twitter user @jennyydiehl from Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood shows the waterspout. Credit: @jennyydiehl via Storyful

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