Swim Risk Surf Forecast
             
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FZUS53 KGRB 291331
SRFGRB

RECREATIONAL BEACH FORECAST FOR EAST-CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST WISCONSIN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
831 AM CDT TUE JUL 29 2014

WIZ022-292100-
DOOR-
INCLUDING...ROCK ISLAND STATE BEACH...BAILEYS HARBOR BEACHES...
WHITEFISH DUNES BEACH
831 AM CDT TUE JUL 29 2014

.TODAY...
SWIM RISK...........LOW.
UV INDEX............6 - HIGH.
BEACH WINDS.........NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
                    LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. CHANCE
                    OF RAIN 50 PERCENT.
WAVES...............LESS THAN 1 FOOT.
TEMPERATURES........HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.
WATER TEMPERATURE...61 DEGREES F.

A LOW SWIM RISK IMPLIES THAT WIND AND/OR WAVE CONDITIONS ARE NOT
EXPECTED TO SUPPORT HAZARDOUS CURRENTS OR HIGH RAPIDLY BREAKING
WAVES ALONG THE SHORE. HOWEVER...STRONG CURRENTS CAN STILL OCCUR
NEAR STRUCTURES SUCH AS PIERS...BREAKWATERS AND JETTIES. ALWAYS
HAVE A FLOTATION DEVICE WITH YOU IN THE WATER.

.OUTLOOK FOR WEDNESDAY...LOW SWIM RISK. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO
THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FOOT. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 60S. CHANCE OF RAIN 20 PERCENT.

$$

WIZ040-292100-
KEWAUNEE-
INCLUDING...CRESENT BEACH...CITY OF KEWAUNEE BEACH
831 AM CDT TUE JUL 29 2014

.TODAY...
SWIM RISK...........LOW.
UV INDEX............7 - HIGH.
BEACH WINDS.........NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. CHANCE
                    OF RAIN 50 PERCENT.
WAVES...............LESS THAN 1 FOOT.
TEMPERATURES........HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
WATER TEMPERATURE...55 DEGREES F.

A LOW SWIM RISK IMPLIES THAT WIND AND/OR WAVE CONDITIONS ARE NOT
EXPECTED TO SUPPORT HAZARDOUS CURRENTS OR HIGH RAPIDLY BREAKING
WAVES ALONG THE SHORE. HOWEVER...STRONG CURRENTS CAN STILL OCCUR
NEAR STRUCTURES SUCH AS PIERS...BREAKWATERS AND JETTIES. ALWAYS
HAVE A FLOTATION DEVICE WITH YOU IN THE WATER.

.OUTLOOK FOR WEDNESDAY...LOW SWIM RISK. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. NORTH WIND AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
EAST IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FOOT. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
60S. CHANCE OF RAIN 20 PERCENT.

$$

WIZ050-292100-
MANITOWOC-
INCLUDING...POINT BEACH...NESHOTAH BEACH...RED ARROW BEACH
831 AM CDT TUE JUL 29 2014

.TODAY...
SWIM RISK...........LOW.
UV INDEX............7 - HIGH.
BEACH WINDS.........NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. CHANCE
                    OF RAIN 50 PERCENT.
WAVES...............LESS THAN 1 FOOT.
TEMPERATURES........HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.
WATER TEMPERATURE...56 DEGREES F.

A LOW SWIM RISK IMPLIES THAT WIND AND/OR WAVE CONDITIONS ARE NOT
EXPECTED TO SUPPORT HAZARDOUS CURRENTS OR HIGH RAPIDLY BREAKING
WAVES ALONG THE SHORE. HOWEVER...STRONG CURRENTS CAN STILL OCCUR
NEAR STRUCTURES SUCH AS PIERS...BREAKWATERS AND JETTIES. ALWAYS
HAVE A FLOTATION DEVICE WITH YOU IN THE WATER.

.OUTLOOK FOR WEDNESDAY...LOW SWIM RISK. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
EAST IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FOOT. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
60S. 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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