Beach Hazards Statement: Life Threatening Rip Currents Expected At Beaches

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
324 PM CDT FRI JUN 28 2013

LAKE IL-COOK-
324 PM CDT FRI JUN 28 2013

…BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS…WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED…

* OVERVIEW…NORTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE OVERNIGHT TONIGHT AND
SATURDAY MORNING LEADING TO BUILDING WAVES UP TO 2 TO 4 FEET IN
OVERNIGHT TONIGHT AND 3 TO 6 FT BY TOMORROW EVENING. DANGEROUS
SWIMMING CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

DANGEROUS POUNDING WAVES AND LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE
EXPECTED AT THE BEACHES. PEOPLE VISITING THE BEACHES SHOULD STAY
OUT OF THE WATER.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE…WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN
SANDBARS. RIP CURRENTS CAN SWEEP YOU OUT AWAY FROM SHORE INTO
DEEPER WATER.

PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE
NEW BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT…


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