Jimmy Fallon jumps in Lake Michigan Today (Sun.)

March 2nd, 2014 at 5:02 pm by under Bill's Blog, News, Weather

fallon   Jimmy Fallon jumped in Lake Michigan this morning.  They had to work to find some open water.  The 10 am view of Chicago from the water intake 2.8 miles east of downtown Chicago doesn’t show much open water.  The temperature at the water intake at 10 am this morning was +9° with a wind chill of -10°.  He talked about this on his show this past week.  This was Sunday morning in Chicago.  The polar plunge in Chicago benefited the Special Olympics.  Here’s the story.

27 Responses to “Jimmy Fallon jumps in Lake Michigan Today (Sun.)”

  1. michael g (se GR) says:

    That’s something I could never do. Too bad they didn’t leave Rahm in there….

    1. BigCountry(Wyoming, MI) says:

      +1 on the latter!

      1. Ned S. (East of Holland) says:

        Amen to that!

  2. jerry hoag says:

    I did polar bear jumping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was totally fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Wswplz says:

      Yes I have as well in Idaho, but I’m not sure ” fun ” is the first word that comes to mind, more like holly ‘ cow ‘ that was cold. Of course one could argue that the animal reference could be easily replaced by other more colorful words. :)

      1. GunLakeDeb says:

        I fell through the ice rescuing a dog who had also gone through the ice; and ages ago, I bumped into a 15,000-volt electric fence. Both produce similar painful total-body reactions…. neither of which I want to experience again.

  3. Brian(Grandville) says:

    Hows this for natural insulation.

    1. Wswplz says:

      Nice… Would make for a great snow cone machine for the news station!!

  4. Wayne (South of GR) says:

    Wswplz: Wow, you must really like the weather, you have days when you post 24 hours a day……..do you have a job, retired?

    1. INDY says:

      More Smoke smoke smoke smoke!! sw kent!! INDYY

      1. Wayne (South of GR) says:

        Smoke….no , that would be you INDY!!!!!
        45 inches of snow at the yard of bricks……your posts are one lie after another.

        1. yooper4021 says:

          Geez, Mr Personality, lighten up a little.

    2. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

      Yup and I appreciate his/her feedback!

      1. SW Kent says:

        I agree.

    3. Wswplz says:

      Yes, I do have a passion for weather…I’m usually up by 3:30 to start my day, and often up late at night since I’m more of a night person by nature, however I do sleep in a little when I can. I do work currently and I’m fortunate to be able to work my own schedule but it has not always been this way as I used to work 12-15 hour days almost directly out of college. I know for some that is business as usual….Yes Wayne, weather has always been fascinating to me, actually thinking of going back to school.

  5. INDY says:


  6. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    Well a Chinook wind is not blowing and the temp is now at a cool +5°

  7. Matt (Spring lLake) says:

    He won’t jump in the Hudson River because he’d turn in to a teenage mutant ninja turtle and grow a third head…

  8. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    BREAKING NEWS next Saturday night/Sunday morning instead of ‘springing ahead” This year we will be “Sliding ahead instead” BUT the good NEWS IS 1. The days will be getting longer and 2. It will be lighter later in the evening. And on sunny days even if its stays below freezing the sun will start working on the snow.

    1. INDY says:

      Weather from thee window!!! INDYY//

    2. GunLakeDeb says:

      And that’s all REALLY good news!! I’m ready for a season change!

  9. John (Norton Shores) says:

    Down to 1 here now.

  10. Brian(Grandville) says:

    Breaking records this winter is sounding more like a broken record. Now that’s an interesting concept.

    1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

      We have probably broken the record for breaking the most records lol

  11. John (Norton Shores) says:

    Wind chill advisory until 10am tomorrow morning.

  12. Wswplz says:

    The mercury is way up here in Cedar S since we are on the north side of zero by 2 whole units. :)

  13. Grady Foster says:

    I was thrown into Lake Mendota one spring the week after the ice broke up … it was so cold I jumped out before I got wet. I know how those jumpers feel!

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