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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
457 AM EDT SUN JUL 27 2014

INZ003-MIZ077-271700-
/O.NEW.KIWX.BH.S.0006.140728T0000Z-140729T0900Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
457 AM EDT SUN JUL 27 2014 /357 AM CDT SUN JUL 27 2014/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
LATE MONDAY NIGHT...

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

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...WAVES BUILDING TO 5 TO 10 FEET
  TONIGHT...8 TO 12 FEET ON MONDAY...THEN GRADUALLY SUBSIDING
  MONDAY NIGHT. NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 MPH TONIGHT
  BECOMING NORTH 20 TO 25 MPH MONDAY...THEN GRADUALLY DIMINISHING
  MONDAY NIGHT.

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.

&&

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