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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1227 AM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

INZ003-MIZ077-231230-
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0005.140723T0800Z-140724T1200Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
1227 AM EDT WED JUL 23 2014 /1127 PM CDT TUE JUL 22 2014/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM EDT /3 AM
CDT/ EARLY THIS MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED.

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...NORTH WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH... WITH
  GUSTS TO 30 MPH...WILL CAUSE WAVES TO BUILD TO BETWEEN 5 AND 8
  FEET LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT... CAUSING
  DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

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.

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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