Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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WHUS43 KIWX 210236
CFWIWX

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1036 PM EDT SAT AUG 20 2016

INZ003-MIZ077-211045-
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0012.000000T0000Z-160822T0500Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
1036 PM EDT SAT AUG 20 2016 /936 PM CDT SAT AUG 20 2016/

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

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

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH OVERNIGHT AND
  SUNDAY. WAVE HEIGHTS 3 TO 7 FEET TONIGHT...3 TO 6 FEET SUNDAY
  INTO SUNDAY NIGHT.

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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