... Beach hazards statement remains in effect until 10 PM CDT this
* high wave action expected...
* strong rip currents expected...
* strong structural currents expected...
* overview/potential impacts... waves 3 to 5 ft with occasional
larger waves will gradually subside this evening. These waves
will create dangerous conditions at Lake Michigan beaches
through this evening.
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 and breakwalls where
longshore currents and wave action flow into the structure.
Structural currents can sweep you out lakeward along the pier
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