Swim Risk Surf Forecast
             
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RECREATIONAL BEACH FORECAST FOR EAST-CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST WISCONSIN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
641 AM CDT MON SEP 1 2014

WIZ022-012100-
DOOR-
INCLUDING...ROCK ISLAND STATE BEACH...BAILEYS HARBOR BEACHES...
WHITEFISH DUNES BEACH
641 AM CDT MON SEP 1 2014

.TODAY...
SWIM RISK...........HIGH.
UV INDEX............5 - MODERATE.
BEACH WINDS.........SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH.
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
                    NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN
                    THE MORNING...THEN THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE
                    AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF RAIN 70 PERCENT.
WAVES...............3 TO 5 FEET.
TEMPERATURES........HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
WATER TEMPERATURE...67 DEGREES F.

A HIGH SWIM RISK IMPLIES THAT CONDITIONS SUPPORT HAZARDOUS
CURRENTS ALONG THE SHORE THAT CAN PULL YOU INTO DEEPER OR MORE
DANGEROUS WATERS. IN ADDITION TO STRONG CURRENTS...HIGH RAPIDLY
BREAKING WAVES CAN OVERCOME EVEN THE MOST EXPERIENCED SWIMMERS. ALL
SWIMMERS SHOULD STRONGLY CONSIDER AVOIDING THE WATER. SWIMMING NEAR
STRUCTURES SUCH AS PIERS OR BREAKWALLS SHOULD BE AVOIDED.

.OUTLOOK FOR TUESDAY...LOW SWIM RISK. SCATTERED SHOWERS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. CHANCE OF RAIN
30 PERCENT.

$$

WIZ040-012100-
KEWAUNEE-
INCLUDING...CRESENT BEACH...CITY OF KEWAUNEE BEACH
641 AM CDT MON SEP 1 2014

.TODAY...
SWIM RISK...........HIGH.
UV INDEX............5 - MODERATE.
BEACH WINDS.........SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST 15
                    TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
                    NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. SCATTERED
                    THUNDERSTORMS. CHANCE OF RAIN 60 PERCENT.
WAVES...............2 TO 4 FEET.
TEMPERATURES........HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
WATER TEMPERATURE...67 DEGREES F.

A HIGH SWIM RISK IMPLIES THAT CONDITIONS SUPPORT HAZARDOUS
CURRENTS ALONG THE SHORE THAT CAN PULL YOU INTO DEEPER OR MORE
DANGEROUS WATERS. IN ADDITION TO STRONG CURRENTS...HIGH RAPIDLY
BREAKING WAVES CAN OVERCOME EVEN THE MOST EXPERIENCED SWIMMERS. ALL
SWIMMERS SHOULD STRONGLY CONSIDER AVOIDING THE WATER. SWIMMING NEAR
STRUCTURES SUCH AS PIERS OR BREAKWALLS SHOULD BE AVOIDED.

.OUTLOOK FOR TUESDAY...LOW SWIM RISK. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
70S. CHANCE OF RAIN 20 PERCENT.

$$

WIZ050-012100-
MANITOWOC-
INCLUDING...POINT BEACH...NESHOTAH BEACH...RED ARROW BEACH
641 AM CDT MON SEP 1 2014

.TODAY...
SWIM RISK...........HIGH.
UV INDEX............5 - MODERATE.
BEACH WINDS.........SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
                    SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. CHANCE OF RAIN 50
                    PERCENT.
WAVES...............2 TO 4 FEET.
TEMPERATURES........HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
WATER TEMPERATURE...67 DEGREES F.

A HIGH SWIM RISK IMPLIES THAT CONDITIONS SUPPORT HAZARDOUS
CURRENTS ALONG THE SHORE THAT CAN PULL YOU INTO DEEPER OR MORE
DANGEROUS WATERS. IN ADDITION TO STRONG CURRENTS...HIGH RAPIDLY
BREAKING WAVES CAN OVERCOME EVEN THE MOST EXPERIENCED SWIMMERS. ALL
SWIMMERS SHOULD STRONGLY CONSIDER AVOIDING THE WATER. SWIMMING NEAR
STRUCTURES SUCH AS PIERS OR BREAKWALLS SHOULD BE AVOIDED.

.OUTLOOK FOR TUESDAY...LOW SWIM RISK. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. CHANCE OF RAIN 20 PERCENT.

$$

WAVE HEIGHT FORECASTS ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF WAVES OFFSHORE...
NOT SURF CONDITIONS.




Notice: A Beach Hazards Statement is issued when the risk level reaches  HIGH  and weather conditions are conducive to beach activity.  Wind and wave conditions can change quickly, so be prepared for hazardous swim conditions at any time. 

Swim Hazard Risk Level Types of Hazards Radar Information
Low A low risk of swimming hazards imply that large waves and strong currents are not expected along the shore.
Moderate A moderate risk of swimming hazards imply that large waves and strong currents are likely along the shore. Only experienced swimmers should consider entering the water.
High A high risk of swimming hazards imply dangerous waves and currents are expected along the shore. Swimming conditions may be life-threatening to anyone entering the water.

Structural Currents - Wave action forces water out along the structure as a strong current.

Breaking Waves - Waves on Great Lakes have short periods of 3 to 5 seconds. Waves repeatedly hit you and wear you down. Waves of 3 to 5 feet can knock an adult off their feet.

Longshore Currents - With strong north or south winds, longshore currents can occur. These currents will exert a force on you making it difficult to remain in place. The current will push you down the beach over time.

Rip Currents - Rip currents can form in gaps in sand bars. Water can surge offshore through the gap after it washes up on the beach with a wave.

Northeast Wisconsin
Green Bay Radar
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee Radar

 

Lake Michigan Temperatures UV Index Scale Safety Info
2 or less Low Low danger from the sun's UV rays for the average person.
Wear sunglasses on bright days. If you burn easily, cover up and use sunscreen.
3 - 5 Moderate Moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure.
Take precautions, such as covering up, if you will be outside. Stay in shade near midday when the sun is strongest.
6 - 7 High High risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure.
Protection against sunburn is needed. Reduce time in the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Cover up, wear a hat and sunglasses, and use sunscreen.
8 - 10 Very High Very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure.
Take extra precautions. Unprotected skin will be damaged and can burn quickly. Minimize sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Otherwise, seek shade, cover up, wear a hat and sunglasses, and use sunscreen.
11+ Extreme Extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure.
Take all precautions. Unprotected skin can burn in minutes. Beachgoers should know that white sand and other bright surfaces reflect UV and will increase UV exposure. Try to avoid sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Seek shade, cover up, wear a hat and sunglasses, and use sunscreen.

 

  


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