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LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI
314 AM CDT THU JUL 27 2017

WIZ066-071-072-271615-
/O.NEW.KMKX.BH.S.0006.170727T1800Z-170729T0000Z/
MILWAUKEE-RACINE-KENOSHA-
314 AM CDT THU JUL 27 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY 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 FRIDAY 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 FROM MILWAUKEE COUNTY TO KENOSHA

* BEACHES WITH PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS
  INCLUDE...

     ATWATER BEACH IN VILLAGE OF SHOREWOOD...

     BAYVIEW BEACH IN MILWAUKEE...

     DOCTORS BEACH IN THE VILLAGE OF FOX POINT...

     BIG BAY BEACH IN THE VILLAGE OF WHITEFISH BAY...

     MCKINLEY BEACH IN MILWAUKEE...

     GRANT PARK BEACH IN MILWAUKEE...

     BENDER BEACH IN OAK CREEK...

     SHOOP PARK BEACH IN RACINE...

     PARKWAY BEACH IN RACINE...

     NORTH BEACH IN RACINE...

     WIND POINT LIGHTHOUSE BEACH IN RACINE...

     SIMMONS ISLAND BEACH IN KENOSHA...



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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.

&&

$$
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LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI
314 AM CDT THU JUL 27 2017

WIZ052-060-271615-
/O.NEW.KMKX.BH.S.0006.170727T1500Z-170729T0000Z/
SHEBOYGAN-OZAUKEE-
314 AM CDT THU JUL 27 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN HAS ISSUED A
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

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

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS...EXPECTED.

* STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS...EXPECTED/POSSIBLE.

* RIP CURRENTS...POSSIBLE.

* LOCATION...BEACHES IN SHEBOYGAN AND OZAUKEE COUNTY.

* BEACHES WITH PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS
  INCLUDE...

     DELAND PARK BEACH IN SHEBOYGAN...

     BLUE HARBOR BEACH IN SHEBOYGAN...

     NORTH BEACH IN PORT WASHINGTON...

     HARRINGTON STATE PARK BEACHES...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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.

&&

$$

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
926 AM CDT THU JUL 27 2017

ILZ006-014-272230-
/O.CON.KLOT.BH.S.0010.170727T2000Z-170729T1500Z/
LAKE IL-COOK-
926 AM CDT THU JUL 27 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM CDT THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

* TIMING...BUILDING QUICKLY EARLY TO MID AFTERNOON AND
  PERSISTING THROUGH AT LEAST EARLY SATURDAY.

* FORECAST WAVE HEIGHTS...5 TO 8 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.

&&

$$

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