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WHUS43 KIWX 160149
CFWIWX

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
949 PM EDT SAT JUL 15 2017

INZ003-MIZ077-161000-
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0008.170716T1800Z-170717T0900Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
949 PM EDT SAT JUL 15 2017 /849 PM CDT SAT JUL 15 2017/

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

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED.

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...GUSTY NORTH WINDS SUNDAY
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING RESULTING IN WAVE HEIGHTS BUILDING TO 4
  TO 7 FEET SUNDAY AFTERNOON SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET LATE
  SUNDAY NIGHT. THESE HIGH WAVES WILL LEAD TO DANGEROUS SWIMMING
  CONDITIONS.

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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