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Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 3:08 PM CDT Sep. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement in effect from Friday morning through
Saturday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in northern Indiana has issued a
beach hazards statement, which is in effect from Friday morning
through Saturday afternoon.

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

* strong rip currents expected...

* strong structural currents expected...

* overview/potential impacts...

Precautionary/preparedness actions... strong winds of 15 to 25 mph
will generate wave heights Friday through early Saturday afternoon of
3 to 7 feet. This will create hazardous swimming conditions.

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.