BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT for High Waves and Dangerous Swimming Conditions in Lake Michigan

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE…CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
454 AM CDT THU AUG 8 2013

LAKE IL-COOK-LAKE IN-PORTER-
454 AM CDT THU AUG 8 2013

…BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
EVENING…

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED
TODAY.

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED ALONG THE ILLINOIS AND INDIANA
LAKE MICHIGAN BEACHES

DANGEROUS POUNDING WAVES AND LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE
EXPECTED AT THE BEACHES. PEOPLE VISITING THE BEACHES SHOULD STAY
OUT OF THE WATER.
Beach Hazards Statement for High Waves and Dangerous Swimming Conditions in Lake Michigan
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.

STRUCTURAL CURRENTS FORM ALONG PIERS AND BREAKWALLS WHERE
LONGSHORE CURRENTS AND WAVE ACTION FLOW INTO THE STRUCTURE.
STRUCTURAL CURRENTS CAN SWEEP YOU OUT OUT AWAY FROM SHORE ALONG
THE PIER STRUCTURE.


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