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WHUS43 KIWX 202016
CFWIWX

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
416 PM EDT SAT AUG 20 2016

INZ003-MIZ077-210430-
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0012.000000T0000Z-160822T0500Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
416 PM EDT SAT AUG 20 2016 /316 PM CDT SAT AUG 20 2016/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SUNDAY
NIGHT...

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

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH BECOMING
  WEST THIS EVENING. WEST AT 15 TO 20 MPH SUNDAY. WAVE HEIGHTS 3
  TO 7 FEET TONIGHT...3 TO 6 FEET SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT.

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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