La Porte Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Beach Hazard Statement
Statement as of 2:12 PM CDT on July 22, 2014

...Beach hazards statement in effect from late tonight through Thursday morning...

* high wave action and dangerous swimming conditions expected.

* Strong rip currents expected.

* Strong structural currents expected.

* Overview/potential impacts...north winds of 15 to 25 mph...with gusts to 30 mph...will cause waves to build to between 5 and 8 feet by late tonight into Wednesday and Wednesday night...causing dangerous swimming conditions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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 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.

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