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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1101 AM EDT WED AUG 13 2014

INZ003-MIZ077-131900-
/O.EXT.KIWX.BH.S.0008.000000T0000Z-140813T1900Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
1101 AM EDT WED AUG 13 2014 /1001 AM CDT WED AUG 13 2014/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EDT /2 PM
CDT/ THIS AFTERNOON...

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

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...NORTHWEST WINDS AND HIGH WAVES
  WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE OVERNIGHT AND WEDNESDAY. LARGE WAVES
  AND FREQUENT STRONG RIP CURRENTS WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE
  HAZARDOUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS ALONG THE SOUTH SHORE OF LAKE
  MICHIGAN INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.

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 DURING THIS PERIOD.

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.

PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE
NEW BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT...

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=CHMBHS

&&

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