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WHUS43 KIWX 211954
CFWIWX

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
354 PM EDT SUN AUG 21 2016

INZ003-MIZ077-220400-
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0012.000000T0000Z-160822T0500Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
354 PM EDT SUN AUG 21 2016 /254 PM CDT SUN AUG 21 2016/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EDT
/MIDNIGHT CDT/ MONDAY...

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED.

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH. WAVE
  HEIGHTS 3 TO 6 FEET.

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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