But the ice formations at the end of Farwell Pier were mercilessly destroyed by two intrepid explorers. They had come to conquer the pier and they did so with much gusto.
The no diving, swimming signs on the pier should be strictly observed more so than ever in this bone-chilling weather. One photographer was observed walking the ice ridge north of the pier. If there is a time to chance it now would be the time. But did this shutterbug have adequate supplies for a solo rescue in case he/she fell into a mini crevasse? When temperatures start getting near or above freezing (32) it would be unwise to venture onto lake ice.
Temperature at O'hare negative eleven. XRT reported negative seven at the lake. An overlooked benefit of living by Lake Michigan, it does mitigate however slightly the arctic blast.
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