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Watches & Warnings

Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 3:57 AM CDT Aug. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect from 2 PM EDT /1 PM
CDT/ this afternoon through Wednesday evening...

* high wave action and dangerous swimming conditions expected...

* strong rip currents expected...

* strong structural currents expected...

* overview/potential impacts... winds will become north 15 to 25
mph this afternoon and will diminish to 10 to 20 mph from the
north northwest tonight into Wednesday. Waves will build to 6 to
9 feet this afternoon and will continue at 5 to 8 feet tonight.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.