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Beach Hazards Statement

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
353 PM CDT THU JUL 27 2017

ILZ006-014-INZ001-002-280500-
/O.EXT.KLOT.BH.S.0010.000000T0000Z-170730T0000Z/
LAKE IL-COOK-LAKE IN-PORTER-
353 PM CDT THU JUL 27 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING...

* TIMING...DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO PERSIST
  THROUGH SATURDAY.

* FORECAST WAVE HEIGHTS...4 TO 7 FEET.

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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. RIP CURRENTS CAN SWEEP YOU INTO DEEPER WATER.

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

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 THE
ORIENTATION OF STRUCTURES AS WELL AS WIND AND WAVE DIRECTION.

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

&&

$$

RC




Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL
253 PM CDT Thu Jul 27 2017

ILZ003>006-008-010>014-019>023-032-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-
282000-
Winnebago-Boone-McHenry-Lake Illinois-Ogle-Lee-De Kalb-Kane-
DuPage-Cook-La Salle-Kendall-Grundy-Will-Kankakee-Livingston-
Iroquois-Ford-Lake Indiana-Porter-Newton-Jasper-Benton-
253 PM CDT Thu Jul 27 2017 /353 PM EDT Thu Jul 27 2017/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
NORTHEAST ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA.

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

WEATHER HAZARDS EXPECTED:
  Limited Thunderstorm Risk far south this afternoon.
  High Swim Risk.

DISCUSSION:
There is a chance of thunderstorms today mainly south,
but no severe weather is expected. High waves
along the Illinois and Indiana shore will lead to dangerous
swimming conditions. These will continue through at least midday
Saturday.

In addition...flooding continues on several area rivers.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.

Wednesday...
  Limited Thunderstorm Risk.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be necessary through tonight.

GENERAL STORM MOTION OF THE DAY:

Moving south-southeast at 15 mph.

&&

$$



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