"Life Threatening Waves" Possible in Lake Michigan Tuesday - NBC Chicago

"Life Threatening Waves" Possible in Lake Michigan Tuesday



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    More showers and thunderstorms are possible this afternoon as a cold front makes its way into the Chicago area. (Published Tuesday, July 14, 2015)

    Forecasters on Tuesday warned of "life threatening waves and currents" at some Chicago-area beaches along Lake Michigan.

    The National Weather Service in Chicago issued a Beach Hazards Statement for dangerous swimming conditions in Lake Michigan from Lake and Cook counties in Illinois to Lake and Porter counties in Indiana. The alert is in effect from 4 p.m. Tuesday through Wednesday morning.

    Officials warn of waves between 3 and 5 feet and strong rip and structural currents.

    “People visiting the beaches should stay out of the water,” the statement reads.

    For information on swim advisories or ban at any beaches in the city visit cpdbeaches.com.

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