Kenosha Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 5:26 PM CDT Aug. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Wednesday
afternoon...

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

* Strong structural currents... expected.

* Strong longshore currents... expected.

* Rip currents... expected.

* Location... beaches from Sheboygan to Kenosha.

Beaches with particularly dangerous conditions include...

Atwater beach in Milwaukee...

Bradford beach in Milwaukee...

North Beach in Racine...

Zoo beach in Racine...

Sam Myers beach in Racine...

Wind Point Lighthouse Beach in Racine...

Eichelman beach in Kenosha...

Southport Park 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.