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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
354 PM EDT SUN MAY 31 2015

INZ003-MIZ077-010200-
/O.EXT.KIWX.BH.S.0003.000000T0000Z-150601T0200Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
354 PM EDT SUN MAY 31 2015 /254 PM CDT SUN MAY 31 2015/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT /9 PM
CDT/ THIS EVENING...

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED...

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS... NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS OF 10 TO
  20 MPH WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY
  EVENING. WAVE HEIGHTS OF 3 TO 5 FEET WILL SUBSIDE TO 2 TO 4
  FEET OVERNIGHT. THESE CONDITIONS WILL CREATE STRONG CURRENTS
  ALONG THE SOUTHEASTERN SHORES OF LAKE MICHIGAN. COLD AIR AND
  WATER TEMPERATURES WILL ALSO CAUSE DANGEROUS CONDITIONS FOR
  SWIMMERS.

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 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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