... Beach hazards statement in effect from Tuesday afternoon
through late Tuesday night...
The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a beach
hazards statement for dangerous swimming conditions... which is in
effect from Tuesday afternoon through late Tuesday night.
* High wave action and dangerous swimming conditions expected...
* strong rip currents expected.
* Strong structural currents expected.
* Overview... northerly winds will increase during the day Tuesday
leading to building waves up to 3 to 5 feet during the afternoon
and into the night.
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 out lakeward.
Structural currents form along piers and breakwalls where
longshore currents and wave action flow into the structure.
Structural currents can sweep you out lakeward along the pier
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new beach hazards statement...
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