Kenosha Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 3:14 AM CDT Jul. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement in effect from 1 PM CDT this afternoon
through Friday evening...

The National Weather Service in Milwaukee/Sullivan has issued a
beach hazards statement for dangerous swimming conditions... which
is in effect from 1 PM CDT this afternoon through Friday evening.

* High wave action... large waves and dangerous currents are
expected. Conditions are life threatening.

* Strong structural currents... expected.

* Strong longshore currents... expected.

* Rip currents... possible.

* Location... beaches from Milwaukee County to Kenosha

* beaches with particularly dangerous conditions
include...

     Atwater beach in Village of Shorewood...

     Bayview Beach in Milwaukee...

     doctors beach in the Village of Fox Point...

     Big Bay beach in the Village of Whitefish Bay...

     McKinley beach in Milwaukee...

     Grant Park beach in Milwaukee...

     Bender beach in Oak Creek...

     Shoop Park beach in Racine...

     parkway beach in Racine...

     North Beach in Racine...

     Wind Point Lighthouse Beach in Racine...

     Simmons Island beach in Kenosha...



Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.