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LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
415 PM CDT WED JUL 23 2014

ILZ006-014-INZ001-002-240515-
/O.CON.KLOT.BH.S.0005.000000T0000Z-140724T1500Z/
LAKE IL-COOK-LAKE IN-PORTER-
415 PM CDT WED JUL 23 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED.

* FORECAST WAVE HEIGHTS...WAVES 5 TO 9 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 11 FT.

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

HIGH WAVE ACTION MAKES SWIMMING DIFFICULT AND CAN TIRE EVEN A
STRONG SWIMMER QUICKLY.

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.

&&

$$

IZZI

PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE
NEW BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT...

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=CHMBHS

THEN AFTER DOING THE SURVEY VISIT US AT HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/CHICAGO

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK...TWITTER...AND YOUTUBE AT:
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WWW.TWITTER.COM/NWSCHICAGO
WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/NWSCHICAGO

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
356 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

MIZ049-055-240800-
/O.EXT.KDTX.BH.S.0005.000000T0000Z-140724T0800Z/
HURON-SANILAC-
356 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED.

* LOCATION...BEACHES FROM CASEVILLE TO PORT HURON INCLUDING...

CASEVILLE...SAND POINT...PORT CRESCENT STATE PARK...   PORT
AUSTIN...HARBOR BEACH...PORT SANILAC...LEXINGTON...   BIRCH
BEACH...LAKEPORT...FORT GRATIOT...PORT HURON...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL
  GUST UP TO 30 MPH TODAY. THIS WILL CREATE THE POSSIBILITY FOR
  RIP AND STRUCTURAL CURRENTS AS WELL AS LONGSHORE CURRENTS TO
  DEVELOP.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE SURE OF YOUR SWIMMING ABILITY. CHILDREN SHOULD NOT ENTER THE
WATER UNSUPERVISED AND WITHOUT A CERTIFIED FLOTATION DEVICE.
CAUTION SHOULD BE USED WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER. PAY ATTENTION
TO FLAGS AND SIGNS POSTED NEAR BEACH ACCESS POINTS AND LIFEGUARD
STATIONS.

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.

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.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DANGEROUS WAVES AND CURRENTS PLEASE VISIT
DANGEROUSCURRENTS.ORG (ALL LOWER CASE)

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.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DANGEROUS WAVES AND CURRENTS PLEASE VISIT
DANGEROUSCURRENTS.ORG (ALL LOWER CASE)

&&

$$

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
356 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

MIZ063-240200-
/O.CON.KDTX.BH.S.0005.000000T0000Z-140724T0200Z/
ST. CLAIR-
356 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED.

* LOCATION...BEACHES FROM CASEVILLE TO PORT HURON INCLUDING...

CASEVILLE...SAND POINT...PORT CRESCENT STATE PARK...   PORT
AUSTIN...HARBOR BEACH...PORT SANILAC...LEXINGTON...   BIRCH
BEACH...LAKEPORT...FORT GRATIOT...PORT HURON...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL
  GUST UP TO 30 MPH TODAY. THIS WILL CREATE THE POSSIBILITY FOR
  RIP AND STRUCTURAL CURRENTS AS WELL AS LONGSHORE CURRENTS TO
  DEVELOP.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE SURE OF YOUR SWIMMING ABILITY. CHILDREN SHOULD NOT ENTER THE
WATER UNSUPERVISED AND WITHOUT A CERTIFIED FLOTATION DEVICE.
CAUTION SHOULD BE USED WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER. PAY ATTENTION
TO FLAGS AND SIGNS POSTED NEAR BEACH ACCESS POINTS AND LIFEGUARD
STATIONS.

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.

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.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DANGEROUS WAVES AND CURRENTS PLEASE VISIT
DANGEROUSCURRENTS.ORG (ALL LOWER CASE)

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.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DANGEROUS WAVES AND CURRENTS PLEASE VISIT
DANGEROUSCURRENTS.ORG (ALL LOWER CASE)

&&

$$

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT
WEATHER.GOV/DETROIT

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
336 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

INZ003-MIZ077-240400-
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0005.000000T0000Z-140724T1200Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
336 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014 /236 PM CDT WED JUL 23 2014/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED.

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...STRONG NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS
  WILL RESULT IN 5 TO 8 FOOT WAVES AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS...
  CAUSING VERY DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS THROUGH THURSDAY
  MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DANGEROUS POUNDING WAVES AND LIFE-THREATENING RIP 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 OUT INTO DEEPER WATER ALONG THE PIER STRUCTURE.

PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE
NEW BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT...

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=CHMBHS

&&

$$

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
308 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

MIZ056-064-071-240315-
/O.CON.KGRR.BH.S.0006.000000T0000Z-140724T1200Z/
OTTAWA-ALLEGAN-VAN BUREN-
308 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

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

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* RIP CURRENTS POSSIBLE.

* LOCATION...BEACHES FROM ST. JOSEPH TO GRAND HAVEN.

* BEACHES WITH PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS EXPECTED
  WEDNESDAY INCLUDE...NORTH BEACH IN SOUTH HAVEN...HOLLAND STATE
  PARK.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25
  MPH WITH WAVES OF 4 TO 7 FEET WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS SWIMMING
  CONDITIONS. THE NORTH SIDE OF PIERS WILL BE ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS
  TODAY AND TONIGHT AS STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED TO
  DEVELOP. ADDITIONALLY... LONG SHORE CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED AWAY
  FROM THE PIERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

HIGH WAVE ACTION MAKES SWIMMING DIFFICULT AND CAN TIRE EVEN A
STRONG SWIMMER QUICKLY.

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.

PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE
NEW BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT...

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=CHMBHS

&&

$$


WEATHER.GOV/GRR

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
308 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

MIZ037-043-050-240315-
/O.CON.KGRR.BH.S.0005.000000T0000Z-140724T0600Z/
MASON-OCEANA-MUSKEGON-
308 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT
THURSDAY...

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

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* RIP CURRENTS POSSIBLE.

* LOCATION...BEACHES FROM GRAND HAVEN TO MANISTEE.

* BEACHES WITH PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS TODAY INCLUDE...
   THE NORTH SIDE OF PIERS INCLUDING STEARNS PARK IN LUDINGTON...
   MEARS STATE PARK AND MUSKEGON STATE PARK.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25
  MPH WITH WAVES OF 3 TO 6 FEET WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS SWIMMING
  CONDITIONS. THE NORTH SIDE OF PIERS WILL BE ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS
  TODAY AND TONIGHT AS STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED TO
  DEVELOP. ADDITIONALLY... LONG SHORE CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED AWAY
  FROM THE PIERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

HIGH WAVE ACTION MAKES SWIMMING DIFFICULT AND CAN TIRE EVEN A
STRONG SWIMMER QUICKLY.

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.

PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE
NEW BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT...

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=CHMBHS

&&

$$

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI
1027 AM CDT WED JUL 23 2014

WIZ052-240000-
/O.CON.KMKX.BH.S.0004.000000T0000Z-140724T0000Z/
SHEBOYGAN-
1027 AM CDT WED JUL 23 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

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

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS...EXPECTED.

* STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS...EXPECTED.

* RIP CURRENTS...EXPECTED.

* LOCATION...BEACHES FROM SHEBOYGAN TO PORT WASHINGTON..BEACHES
  WITH PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS TODAY INCLUDE...

    VOLLRATH PARK BEACH IN SHEBOYGAN...
    NORTH SIDE MUNICIPAL BEACH IN SHEBOYGAN...
    BLUE HARBOR BEACH IN SHEBOYGAN...
    UPPER LAKE PARK BEACH IN PORT WASHINGTON...
    HARRINGTON STATE PARK BEACHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

HIGH WAVE ACTION MAKES SWIMMING DIFFICULT AND CAN TIRE EVEN A
STRONG SWIMMER QUICKLY.

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.

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.

PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE
NEW BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT...

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=CHMBHS

&&

$$

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI
1027 AM CDT WED JUL 23 2014

WIZ060-066-071-072-240000-
/O.CON.KMKX.BH.S.0004.000000T0000Z-140724T0600Z/
OZAUKEE-MILWAUKEE-RACINE-KENOSHA-
1027 AM CDT WED JUL 23 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

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

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS...EXPECTED.

* STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS...EXPECTED.

* RIP CURRENTS...EXPECTED.

* LOCATION...BEACHES FROM PORT WASHINGTON TO KENOSHA. BEACHES
  WITH PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS TODAY INCLUDE...

    MCKINLEY BEACH IN MILWAUKEE...      GRANT PARK BEACH IN
MILWAUKEE...      SHOOP PARK BEACH IN RACINE...      NORTH PARK
BEACH IN RACINE...      SIMMONS ISLAND BEACH IN KENOSHA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

HIGH WAVE ACTION MAKES SWIMMING DIFFICULT AND CAN TIRE EVEN A
STRONG SWIMMER QUICKLY.

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.

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.

PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE
NEW BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT...

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=CHMBHS

&&

$$
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