Rip Current Awareness Week
Rip Current Awareness Week, observed June 4 - 10, focuses on keeping swimmers safe from rip currents when visiting the beach.
Rip currents are powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from shore and can occur at any beach with breaking waves, including the Great Lakes. They are particularly dangerous for weak or non-swimmers, but rip currents have the potential to pull even the strongest swimmers out to sea under the right conditions.
Rip Current Awareness Week Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
To learn more, visit http://www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov