Weather Alerts

Beach Hazard Statement

Lake, IL

246 PM CDT Mon Aug 3 2020

...LAKESHORE FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM CDT
TUESDAY...
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

* WHAT...Minor lakeshore flooding and dangerous swimming
conditions expected due to large waves to 10 feet and strong
currents.

* WHERE...Illinois Lake Michigan shore.

* WHEN...Dangerous swimming conditions will continue through
early Wednesday. A threat for minor lakeshore flooding will
continue through Tuesday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...The large waves and strong currents will result in
life-threatening conditions for anyone who ventures into the
lake. With record high lake levels, inundation of portions of
the lake shore is probable, including along sections of the
Chicago bike path. In addition, beach erosion caused by the
record high lake levels will likely be exacerbated.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Remain away from the lakeshore to avoid the dangerous conditions
and do not venture out onto piers, jetties, breakwalls, or other
shoreline structures. The large waves and inundation of portions
of the lakeshore can easily sweep onlookers into the lake. Please
check with your local authorities on potential beach closures.

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