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LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
National Weather Service Chicago IL
943 PM CDT Thu Jul 19 2018

ILZ006-014-201045-
/O.CON.KLOT.BH.S.0008.180720T0500Z-180720T1500Z/
Lake IL-Cook-
943 PM CDT Thu Jul 19 2018

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

* LOCATION...Lake Michigan beaches in Illinois.

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED.

* FORECAST WAVE HEIGHTS...3 to 6 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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Lakeshore Hazard Message
National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan WI
238 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

WIZ066-071-072-201545-
/O.EXT.KMKX.BH.S.0006.000000T0000Z-180720T1800Z/
Milwaukee-Racine-Kenosha-
238 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS
AFTERNOON...

* HIGH WAVE ACTION... Large waves and dangerous currents are
  expected this morning, with improving conditions by afternoon.
  Conditions are life threatening.

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS...Expected

* STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS...Expected

* RIP CURRENTS...Expected

* LOCATION...Beaches from Milwaukee to Kenosha. Beaches with
  particularly dangerous conditions include...

 Atwater Beach in Milwaukee...

 Bradford Beach in Milwaukee...

 North Beach in Racine...

 Zoo Beach in Racine...

 Sam Myers Beach in Racine...

 Wind Point Lighthouse Beach in Racine...

 Eichelman Beach in Kenosha...

 Southport Park Beach in Kenosha...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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