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WHUS43 KIWX 201544
CFWIWX

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1144 AM EDT SAT AUG 20 2016

INZ003-MIZ077-202345-
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0012.160820T1700Z-160822T0500Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
1144 AM EDT SAT AUG 20 2016 /1044 AM 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...SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO
  15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH THIS AFTERNOON AND THEN VEER
  WEST TONIGHT. WAVE HEIGHTS WILL BUILD TO 4 TO 7 FEET BY EVENING
  AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE SUBSIDING SUNDAY
  EVENING.

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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