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Beach Hazards Statement

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
417 AM CDT FRI JUL 28 2017

ILZ006-014-INZ001-002-281730-
/O.CON.KLOT.BH.S.0010.000000T0000Z-170730T0000Z/
LAKE IL-COOK-LAKE IN-PORTER-
417 AM CDT FRI JUL 28 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS 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.

&&

$$

BMD




Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL
411 AM CDT Fri Jul 28 2017

ILZ003>006-008-010>014-019>023-032-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-
290915-
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-
411 AM CDT Fri Jul 28 2017 /511 AM EDT Fri Jul 28 2017/

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Flooding is expected along portions of the Fox, Rock, and
Pecatonica Rivers.

In addition, dangerous swimming conditions are expected at Lake
Michigan beaches.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.

Wednesday and Thursday...
  Limited Thunderstorm Risk.

In addition, dangerous swimming conditions are expected at Lake
Michigan beaches Saturday.

Finally, flooding is expected along portions of the Fox, Rock,
and Pecatonica Rivers.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be necessary through tonight.

&&

$$



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