Here in Chicago we are only now being affected with high winds. Waves on Lake Michigan are forecast to be up to 25 feet. I wanted to see for myself how the lake looked, so at about 8:30 tonight I took a walk on the lake front. The winds were strong for sure, but the waves are not 25 feet high -- at least not yet. The wind on the lake sounds like a freight train and you have to find a vantage point so the sand doesn't rip the skin from your face, but otherwise it's just cold (40 degrees) and windy.
Oh and in case you wondered, there was