Water Temperature of Lake Michigan Near Chicago, IL

Current Water Temperature

72.1°F

Measurement Time: Thursday, July 18, 2024, 2:40 PM CDT

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Glencoe, IL; Winnetka, IL; Wilmette, IL; Evanston, IL

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Lake Michigan

Station Name: Chicago Buoy
Station Type: Buoy
Data Source: National Data Buoy Center

Elevation Above Sea Level: 574 feet / 175 meters

Nearest Address:
Offshore
Chicago, IL 60093
Cook County

GPS Coordinates: 41.892, -87.563

Nearby Water Temperatures

Chicago River, Chicago, IL (7.3 mi)
Grand Calumet River, Chicago, IL (16.7 mi)
Cal-Sag Channel, Blue Island, IL (17.4 mi)
Lake Michigan, Wilmette, IL (17.4 mi)
Indiana Harbor Canal, East Chicago, IN (17.5 mi)
Grand Calumet River, Hammond, IN (19.2 mi)
Hart Ditch, Munster, IN (23.3 mi)
Little Calumet River, Gary, IN (24.3 mi)
Deep River, Lake Station, IN (26.3 mi)
Plum Creek, Dyer, IN (26.7 mi)
Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL (30.9 mi)
Des Plaines River, Lockport, IL (34.7 mi)
Lake Michigan, Waukegan, IL (35.0 mi)
Des Plaines River, Joliet, IL (36.4 mi)
Des Plaines River, Rockdale, IL (39.0 mi)

Weather Near Chicago, Illinois

Current Weather

73.9°F
Partly cloudy
Conditions: Partly cloudy
Humidity: 45%
Feels Like: 76.5°F
Wind: NNE 12.5 mph
Wind Gusts: 17 mph
Pressure: 30.2 in
Precipitation: 0 in
Cloud Cover: 25%
Visibility: 9 mi
UV Index: 6

Five Day Weather Forecast

Patchy rain nearby
Thu
H: 71°F
L: 65°F
Sunny
Fri
H: 74°F
L: 61°F
Sunny
Sat
H: 77°F
L: 64°F
Sunny
Sun
H: 79°F
L: 68°F
Patchy rain nearby
Mon
H: 78°F
L: 70°F

Air Quality

PM2.5: 1.8 μg/m3
PM10: 2.2 μg/m3
Carbon Monoxide: 207 μg/m3
Nitrogen Dioxide: 2.7 μg/m3
Sulphur Dioxide: 2.3 μg/m3
Ozone: 67.2 μg/m3

Astronomical

Sunrise: 5:31 AM
Sun Transit: 12:56 AM
Sunset: 8:22 PM
Daylight: 14 hrs 50 mins
Moonrise: 6:35 PM
Moon Transit: 10:49 PM
Moonset: 2:10 AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Moon Illumination: 93.8%

Best Times for Fishing or Hunting

Major Periods

10:09 AM - 12:39 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Minor Periods

6:05 PM - 7:35 PM
1:40 AM - 3:10 AM

Action Rating: 2 out of 5

NWS Chicago IL

Effective: Thu July 18, 2024, 3:47 AM
Expires: Thu July 18, 2024, 4:00 PM

* WHAT...High wave action and dangerous currents expected at Lake Michigan beaches. Waves 4 to 7 ft expected. * WHERE...Northern Cook and Central Cook Counties. * WHEN...Through this afternoon. * IMPACTS...Swimming conditions will be life threatening, especially for inexperienced swimmers. For information on swim advisories or bans at Chicago beaches: www. cpdbeaches. com.


NWS Chicago IL

Effective: Thu July 18, 2024, 3:47 AM
Expires: Thu July 18, 2024, 7:00 PM

* WHAT...High wave action and dangerous currents expected at Lake Michigan beaches. Waves 4 to 7 ft expected. * WHERE...Lake IN and Porter Counties. * WHEN...Through this evening. * IMPACTS...Swimming conditions will be life threatening, especially for inexperienced swimmers.


Thursday, July 18, 2024

Weather Forecast

Conditions: Patchy rain nearby
Average Temperature: 67.9°F
Average Humidity: 58%
Chance of Rain: 89%
Wind: 11.6 mph
UV Index: 7

Air Quality

AQI: 1 - Good
PM2.5: 2.3 μg/m3
PM10: 2.71 μg/m3
Carbon Monoxide: 237.87 μg/m3
Nitrogen Dioxide: 6.19 μg/m3
Sulphur Dioxide: 2.47 μg/m3
Ozone: 58.69 μg/m3

Astronomical

Sunrise: 5:31 AM
Sun Transit: 12:56 AM
Sunset: 8:22 PM
Daylight: 14 hrs 50 mins
Moonrise: 6:35 PM
Moon Transit: 10:49 PM
Moonset: 2:10 AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Moon Illumination: 93.8%

Best Times for Fishing or Hunting

Major Periods

10:09 AM - 12:39 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Minor Periods

6:05 PM - 7:35 PM
1:40 AM - 3:10 AM

Action Rating: 2 out of 5

Friday, July 19, 2024

Weather Forecast

Conditions: Sunny
Average Temperature: 68.5°F
Average Humidity: 58%
Chance of Rain: 0%
Wind: 8.1 mph
UV Index: 8

Air Quality

AQI: 1 - Good
PM2.5: 3.04 μg/m3
PM10: 3.9 μg/m3
Carbon Monoxide: 249.35 μg/m3
Nitrogen Dioxide: 15.02 μg/m3
Sulphur Dioxide: 2.65 μg/m3
Ozone: 44.03 μg/m3

Astronomical

Sunrise: 5:32 AM
Sun Transit: 12:56 AM
Sunset: 8:21 PM
Daylight: 14 hrs 49 mins
Moonrise: 7:35 PM
Moon Transit: 11:49 PM
Moonset: 3:02 AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Moon Illumination: 98.1%

Best Times for Fishing or Hunting

Major Periods

11:09 AM - 1:39 PM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Minor Periods

7:05 PM - 8:35 PM
2:32 AM - 4:02 AM

Action Rating: 3 out of 5

Saturday, July 20, 2024

Weather Forecast

Conditions: Sunny
Average Temperature: 71°F
Average Humidity: 63%
Chance of Rain: 0%
Wind: 7.4 mph
UV Index: 8

Air Quality

AQI: 1 - Good
PM2.5: 11.69 μg/m3
PM10: 13.62 μg/m3
Carbon Monoxide: 402.81 μg/m3
Nitrogen Dioxide: 28.53 μg/m3
Sulphur Dioxide: 4.65 μg/m3
Ozone: 55.94 μg/m3

Astronomical

Sunrise: 5:33 AM
Sun Transit: 12:56 AM
Sunset: 8:20 PM
Daylight: 14 hrs 47 mins
Moonrise: 8:25 PM
Moon Transit: 12:00 AM
Moonset: 4:07 AM
Moon Phase: Full
Moon Illumination: 99.9%

Best Times for Fishing or Hunting

Major Periods

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:10 AM - 2:40 PM

Minor Periods

7:55 PM - 9:25 PM
3:37 AM - 5:07 AM

Action Rating: 5 out of 5

Sunday, July 21, 2024

Weather Forecast

Conditions: Sunny
Average Temperature: 73.6°F
Average Humidity: 63%
Chance of Rain: 0%
Wind: 7.2 mph
UV Index: 8

Air Quality

AQI: 2 - Moderate
PM2.5: 17.2 μg/m3
PM10: 18.35 μg/m3
Carbon Monoxide: 299.87 μg/m3
Nitrogen Dioxide: 9.2 μg/m3
Sulphur Dioxide: 5.87 μg/m3
Ozone: 142.35 μg/m3

Astronomical

Sunrise: 5:34 AM
Sun Transit: 12:56 AM
Sunset: 8:19 PM
Daylight: 14 hrs 45 mins
Moonrise: 9:05 PM
Moon Transit: 12:50 AM
Moonset: 5:21 AM
Moon Phase: Full
Moon Illumination: 99.2%

Best Times for Fishing or Hunting

Major Periods

12:20 AM - 2:50 AM
1:10 PM - 3:40 PM

Minor Periods

8:35 PM - 10:05 PM
4:51 AM - 6:21 AM

Action Rating: 4 out of 5

Monday, July 22, 2024

Weather Forecast

Conditions: Patchy rain nearby
Average Temperature: 74.1°F
Average Humidity: 68%
Chance of Rain: 86%
Wind: 8.1 mph
UV Index: 1

Air Quality

AQI: 0 -
PM2.5: 0 μg/m3
PM10: 0 μg/m3
Carbon Monoxide: 0 μg/m3
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0 μg/m3
Sulphur Dioxide: 0 μg/m3
Ozone: 0 μg/m3

Astronomical

Sunrise: 5:35 AM
Sun Transit: 12:56 AM
Sunset: 8:18 PM
Daylight: 14 hrs 44 mins
Moonrise: 9:38 PM
Moon Transit: 1:48 AM
Moonset: 6:41 AM
Moon Phase: Full
Moon Illumination: 96.0%

Best Times for Fishing or Hunting

Major Periods

1:18 AM - 3:48 AM
2:06 PM - 4:36 PM

Minor Periods

9:08 PM - 10:38 PM
6:11 AM - 7:41 AM

Action Rating: 3 out of 5

The times presented here are based upon the solunar theory, which is the idea that the movements of fish and other animals are affected by the location of the sun and moon. The major periods are believed to be the times of the greatest animal activity and occur when the moon is directly overhead or underfoot (lunar transits). The minor periods also see increased activity and occur when the moon is rising or setting. The strongest activity occurs during full or new moons, and the weakest during quarter or three quarter moons. This is indicated by the Action Rating.

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