Skywatch Friday: Chicago from IBSP

Last Saturday on our Looney Trip we were very lucky with awesome weather. The sky was clear and temperatures were seasonal, in the 50’s F. Wind was minimal.

From our viewing area at Illinois Beach State Park, we could see the Chicago city skyline, 50 miles to the south.

Chicago from Illinois Beach State Park

The moon was visible in the late afternoon sky from the beach.

Illinois Beach State Park

Broken Pier at IBSP

We went to the park to look for Red-throated Loons, which had been sighted there earlier in the day, but we were skunked. We did see lots of gulls resting on the beach.

Illinois Beach State Park gulls

Starting on Sunday, the next day, temperatures dropped into the 30’s and we had heavy cloud cover with sleet, hail and snow, and strong, cold winds.

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