Douglas Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Beach Hazard Statement
Statement as of 5:20 AM CDT on August 22, 2014

...Beach hazards statement in effect through this evening...

The National Weather Service in Duluth has issued a beach hazards statement for dangerous swimming conditions...which is in effect through this evening.

* Location...Park Point beach

* dangerous swimming conditions are expected along the Lake Superior shoreline due to high wave action and strong rip currents.

* High wave action alone can make swimming difficult on days such as this. Incoming waves in rapid succession can tire a swimmer quickly.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away from shore...which occur most often at low spots in sandbars... near shoreline structures such as peninsulas or breakwalls...and near river mouths.

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 (all lower case)

For additional safety information and precautions...please visit www.Weather.Gov/Duluth