...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY
* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED...
* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED...
* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED...
* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...North to northeast winds 10 to 15
mph with gusts around 25 mph into Sunday, resulting in waves of
3 to 5 feet, especially along the Laporte county beaches.
Life threatening waves and 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 the shore...which occur most often at low spots or breaks in
sandbars. Rip currents can sweep you into deeper water.
Structural currents form along piers where longshore currents and
wave action flow into the structure. Structural currents can
sweep you out into deeper water along the pier structure.