Porter Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Beach Hazard Statement
Statement as of 10:02 AM CDT on July 23, 2014

...Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Thursday morning...

* high wave action and dangerous swimming conditions expected.

* Forecast wave heights...waves 6 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.


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