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LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
402 AM EDT TUE JUL 7 2015

INZ003-MIZ077-071615-
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0008.150707T1200Z-150708T0400Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
402 AM EDT TUE JUL 7 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT /7 AM
CDT/ THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED.

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15
  TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS TODAY INTO THIS EVENING.
  THIS WILL RESULT IN HIGH WAVES...STRONG RIP CURRENTS...AND
  STRUCTURAL CURRENTS ON LAKE MICHIGAN BEACHES IN LAPORTE AND
  BERRIEN COUNTIES.

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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