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LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
951 AM CDT SAT MAY 30 2015

ILZ006-014-INZ001-002-302300-
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/O.CON.KLOT.BH.S.0001.150530T1500Z-150601T0300Z/
LAKE IL-COOK-LAKE IN-PORTER-
951 AM CDT SAT MAY 30 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...
...LAKESHORE FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 4 AM CDT SUNDAY...

* LAKE SHORE FLOODING...WAVES WILL BUILD TO 8 TO 12 FT TODAY
  RESULTING IN MINOR FLOODING IN THE TYPICALLY FLOOD PRONE
  LOCATIONS.

* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...PORTIONS OF THE CHICAGO LAKE FRONT BIKE PATH WILL
  LIKELY BECOME INUNDATED BY LARGE BATTERING WAVES AND
  IMPASSABLE...AS WELL AS OTHER HIGH WAVE PRONE LOCATIONS.

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED
  THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A LAKESHORE FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS WILL
GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE LAKESHORE.

LIFE THREATENING WAVES AND 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. STRUCTURAL CURRENTS FORM ALONG PIERS WHERE LONGSHORE
CURRENTS AND WAVE ACTION FLOW INTO THE STRUCTURE. RIP CURRENTS
AND STRUCTURAL CURRENTS CAN SWEEP YOU INTO DEEPER WATER.

EXPOSED BEACHES ARE MORE LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE THE MOST
SIGNIFICANT WAVE AND CURRENT IMPACTS.

IMPACTS AT BEACHES WITH PROTECTIVE BREAKWALLS OR JETTIES WILL BE
SUBJECT TO ORIENTATION OF STRUCTURES AS WELL AS WIND AND WAVE
DIRECTION.

FOR INFORMATION ON SWIM ADVISORIES OR BANS AT CHICAGO BEACHES
VISIT...WWW.CPDBEACHES.COM.

&&

$$

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