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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
425 AM EDT SUN MAY 31 2015

INZ003-MIZ077-311630-
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0003.000000T0000Z-150601T0000Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
425 AM EDT SUN MAY 31 2015 /325 AM CDT SUN MAY 31 2015/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

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

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...NORTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH
  WITH HIGHER GUSTS INTO EARLY EVENING. WAVE HEIGHTS OF 5 TO 8
  FEET AS WELL. THESE CONDITIONS WILL CREATE STRONG CURRENTS ALONG
  THE SOUTHEASTERN SHORES OF LAKE MICHIGAN. COLD AIR AND WATER
  TEMPERATURES WILL ALSO CAUSE DANGEROUS CONDITIONS FOR SWIMMERS.

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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