Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Northern Indiana

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WHUS43 KIWX 281425
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LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1025 AM EDT WED JUN 28 2017

MIZ077-282230-
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0005.170628T1800Z-170629T1800Z/
BERRIEN-
1025 AM EDT WED JUN 28 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

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

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED... ESPECIALLY AT SILVER
  BEACH.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS... STRONG SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS
  WILL CAUSE 3 TO 5 FOOT WAVES AND RIP CURRENTS TO DEVELOP ALONG
  THE BERRIEN COUNTY SHORELINE.

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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