Red Flag Issued For Unsafe Conditions On Lake Superior Beaches
It's cold, it's windy, and it's kicking up possible dangerous conditions, the Duluth Fire Department has issued a RED FLAG WARNING.
Not only are there dangerous conditions for boats, that have caused small craft warnings throughout the week but now the Duluth Fire Department is warning for dangerous swimming conditions for Park Point beaches effective immediately and continuing until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.
According to a press release by the city of Duluth and the Duluth Fire Department, that means that wind and water conditions are favorable enough to make it dangerous to go in the water. Rip currents are life-threatening to anyone entering the water. It doesn't matter what your swimming experience is.
Remember there are currently no lifeguards at ParkPoint until Memorial Day, and red flags are flying along the beach to indicate the dangerous swimming condition.
According to the press release there are flag locations are South Pier, 12th St beach, Lafayette Square, and Park Point beach. The Duluth Fire Dept will issue statements if things get better but for right now it's recommended that you stay out of the water.
That warning is for all beaches, a lot of people like to sit on the rocks and wade into the water and swim along the north shore, Brighton Beach, and Wisconsin Point. These areas are not safe either. We all know there are undercurrents in the water too, and the weather only intensifies the conditions.