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LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
431 AM EDT WED AUG 23 2017

INZ003-MIZ077-231645-
/O.EXT.KIWX.BH.S.0016.000000T0000Z-170824T0100Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
431 AM EDT WED AUG 23 2017 /331 AM CDT WED AUG 23 2017/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

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

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...BRISK NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL
  RESULT IN WAVES OF 3 TO 6 FEET TODAY, WITH WINDS AND WAVES
  SUBSIDING THIS EVENING. THE HIGH WAVES WILL RESULT IN DANGEROUS
  SWIMMING CONDITIONS AT LAKE MICHIGAN BEACHES THROUGH THIS
  EVENING.

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.

&&

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