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Issued by NWS Northern Indiana

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LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
433 AM EDT SUN AUG 23 2015

INZ003-MIZ077-231645-
/O.NEW.KIWX.BH.S.0014.150823T1800Z-150825T0600Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
433 AM EDT SUN AUG 23 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT /1 PM CDT/
THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT /1 PM CDT/ THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
MONDAY NIGHT.

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

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS LAKE
  MICHIGAN EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL BECOME WEST AND
  INCREASE TO BETWEEN 15 AND 25 MPH IMMEDIATELY BEHIND THIS FRONT.
  WAVES WILL QUICKLY RISE TO BETWEEN 3 AND 5 FEET AS WELL. THESE
  DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH AT LEAST
  MONDAY NIGHT AND POSSIBLY INTO TUESDAY AS WELL.

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 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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