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Issued by NWS Northern Indiana

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LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
418 AM EDT SAT AUG 20 2016

INZ003-MIZ077-201630-
/O.NEW.KIWX.BH.S.0012.160820T1700Z-160822T0500Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
418 AM EDT SAT AUG 20 2016 /318 AM CDT SAT AUG 20 2016/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EDT /NOON CDT/
THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EDT /NOON CDT/ THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT.

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

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH THIS
  MORNING WILL VEER SOUTHWEST AND INCREASE TO 15 TO 20 MPH WITH
  GUSTS TO 25 MPH THIS AFTERNOON AND THEN VEER WEST TONIGHT. WAVE
  HEIGHTS WILL BUILD TO 4 TO 7 FEET BY EVENING AND CONTINUE
  THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE SUBSIDING SUNDAY 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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