... Beach hazards statement remains in effect until 8 PM EDT /7 PM
CDT/ this evening...
* high wave action and dangerous swimming conditions expected...
* strong rip currents expected...
* strong structural currents expected...
* overview/potential impacts... continued north winds 10 to 15 mph
will result in 3 to 5 foot waves today.
Dangerous pounding waves and life-threatening rip currents are
expected at the beaches. People visiting the beaches should stay
out of the water.
Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore... which occur most often at low spots or breaks in
sandbars. Rip currents can sweep you out lakeward.
Structural currents form along piers where longshore currents and
wave action flow into the structure. Structural currents can
sweep you out lakeward along the pier structure.