PUBLIC ADVISORY NO SWIMMING AT THE BEACH

BEACH GOERS ADVISED TO STAY OUT OF THE WATER

The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazard statement for Lake County.

The Beach Hazard Statement in effect through Wednesday evening.

Gary Parks Department Lifeguards Advise beach goers not to go in the water at Gary beaches.

See National Weather Service Advisory:

Beach Hazard Statement from 1PM CDT TUE until 7PM CDT WED bulletin remains in effect for Lake County, IN

BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* LOCATION...LAKE MICHIGAN BEACHES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA.
* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED.
* FORECAST WAVE HEIGHTS...5 TO 8 FEET TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING, 4 TO 7 FEET WEDNESDAY.
* STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

LIFE THREATENING WAVES AND CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED AT THE BEACHES. PEOPLE VISITING THE BEACHES SHOULD STAY OUT OF THE WATER.

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.

STRUCTURAL CURRENTS FORM ALONG PIERS WHERE LONGSHORE CURRENTS AND WAVE ACTION FLOW INTO THE STRUCTURE. STRUCTURAL CURRENTS CAN SWEEP YOU INTO DEEPER WATER ALONG THE PIER STRUCTURE.

EXPOSED BEACHES ARE MORE LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT WAVE AND CURRENT IMPACTS. IMPACTS AT BEACHES WITH PROTECTIVE BREAKWALLS OR JETTIES WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE ORIENTATION OF STRUCTURES AS WELL AS WIND AND WAVE DIRECTION.

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