'Wall of Ice Steam' Rises From Lake Michigan as Polar Vortex Hits Chicago

StoryfulWeatherPublished: January 30, 201915 views
Published: January 30, 2019

Steam fog from Lake Michigan rose over the Chicago shoreline on January 30 as record low temperatures were detected at O’Hare Airport. The cold spell, attributed to a polar vortex, prompted authorities to effect a wind-chill warning for the Chicago area until noon on January 31. The steam fog coming off the lake is a phenomenon that can occur at low temperatures, when the temperature of the air is lower than that of the water or ice below. Credit: Susana Leyva via Storyful

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