Lake Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Beach Hazard Statement
Statement as of 2:52 PM CDT on July 28, 2014

...Beach hazards statement remains in effect until 10 PM CDT this evening...

* high wave action and dangerous swimming conditions expected.

* Forecast wave heights...5 to 8 ft occasionally to 10 ft.

* Strong rip currents and structural currents expected.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

High wave action makes swimming difficult and can tire even a strong swimmer quickly.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away from shore...which occur most often at low spots or breaks in sandbars. Structural currents form along piers where longshore currents and wave action flow into the structure. Rip currents and structural currents can sweep you into deeper water.

Exposed beaches are more likely to experience the most significant wave and current impacts.

Impacts at beaches with protective breakwalls or jetties will be subject to orientation of structures as well as wind and wave direction.