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LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI
356 AM CDT WED SEP 20 2017

WIZ052-060-201700-
/O.NEW.KMKX.BH.S.0013.170920T1800Z-170921T0200Z/
SHEBOYGAN-OZAUKEE-
356 AM CDT WED SEP 20 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN HAS ISSUED A
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* HIGH WAVE ACTION... LARGE WAVES AND DANGEROUS CURRENTS ARE
  EXPECTED. CONDITIONS ARE LIFE THREATENING.

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS...EXPECTED.

* STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS...EXPECTED.

* RIP CURRENTS...POSSIBLE.

* LOCATION...BEACHES IN SHEBOYGAN AND OZAUKEE COUNTIES. BEACHES WITH
  PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS INCLUDE...

     GENERAL KING PARK BEACH IN SHEBOYGAN...

     KOHLER-ANDRAE STATE PARK BEACHES...

     NORTH BEACH IN PORT WASHINGTON...

     SOUTH BEACH IN PORT WASHINGTON...

     HARRINGTON STATE PARK BEACHES...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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

A LONGSHORE CURRENT IS A LAKE CURRENT THAT MOVES PARALLEL TO
SHORE.  LONGSHORE CURRENTS CAN BE STRONG ENOUGH TO PREVENT
SWIMMERS FROM BEING ABLE TO KEEP THEIR FEET ON THE BOTTOM...
MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO RETURN TO SHORE.

&&

$$
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LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
947 AM CDT WED SEP 20 2017

DEFAULT OVERVIEW SECTION
WIZ022-040-050-202300-
/O.CON.KGRB.BH.S.0014.170920T1800Z-170921T0300Z/
DOOR-KEWAUNEE-MANITOWOC-
947 AM CDT WED SEP 20 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* HIGH WAVE ACTION, STRONG CURRENTS, AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING
  CONDITIONS EXPECTED.

* LOCATION... BEACHES OF DOOR COUNTY INCLUDING ROCK ISLAND STATE
  BEACH, BAILEYS HARBOR BEACHES, AND WHITEFISH DUNES BEACH.

 BEACHES OF KEWAUNEE COUNTY INCLUDING CRESENT BEACH AND   CITY
OF KEWAUNEE BEACH.

 BEACHES OF MANITOWOC COUNTY INCLUDING POINT BEACH, NESHOTAH
BEACH, AND RED ARROW BEACH.

* STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL BRING WAVES OF 3 TO 5 FEET TO THE
  LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE OF NORTHEAST WISCONSIN THROUGH EARLY THIS
  EVENING, RESULTING IN DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

HIGH WAVE ACTION MAKES SWIMMING DIFFICULT AS WAVES ON THE GREAT
LAKES OCCUR IN RAPID SUCCESSION.  HIGH WAVE ACTION ALSO LEADS TO
STRONG CURRENTS.

&&

$$

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