Bill Savage submitted this amazing photo entitled Chiberia to Chevanston at 9 am this morning. "Arctic Sea Smoke, or Siberian Sea Smoke. . . In Rogers Park. Loyola Avenue. . . "The lake sure doesn't feel warm this time of year but it is in comparison to the the frigid arctic winds from the north.
Lake effect snow and steam are the most common weather phenomenons caused by the cooler air currents travelling over warmer water. Steam devils have been reported (in the past) and photographed over Lake Michigan. It is entirely possible that somewhere out there steam devils lurk. If these kind of temperatures became the new norm the lake will eventually freeze solid.