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Today in weather history

In 1987...

A severe blizzard roared through the Great Lakes. Gusts reached around 85 mph at Janesville Wisconsin. Around 1 foot of wind whipped snow buried Cleveland, and north winds of 50 to 70 mph raised the levels of Southern Lake Michigan around 2 feet, producing 12 to 18 foot waves that caused $7 million damage to the Chicago shoreline! It was the worst damage caused by shoreline flooding and erosion in the history of the Windy City, which truly lived up to its nickname that day.

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