NWS issues Beach Hazards statement along the Lake Superior shoreline

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Beach Hazards statement to be in effect through Monday evening. This means dangerous swimming conditions are expected along the Lake Superior shoreline due to high wave action and strong rip currents.

This warning is in effect for Minnesota Park Point and Wisconsin Point beaches and is expected to last through this evening. High wave action can make swimming difficult on days such as this. Incoming waves in rapid succession can tire even an experienced swimmer quickly.

Rip currents can usher you away from land. To avoid being swept away, swim parallel to the shore to exit a rip current.

Waves this morning have been observed between 2 and 3 feet. Wave heights will remain in the 2 to 4 foot range through the morning, then slowly diminish as winds diminish.

Please remain out of the water to avoid hazardous swimming conditions.