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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1135 AM EDT SUN JUL 17 2016

INZ003-MIZ077-172345-
/O.NEW.KIWX.BH.S.0009.160717T1535Z-160718T0900Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
1135 AM EDT SUN JUL 17 2016 /1035 AM CDT SUN JUL 17 2016/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

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

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...A DECAYING LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS
  HAS LED TO WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH OVER THE LAKE THIS MORNING.
  WAVES ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE EARLY THIS AFTERNOON AND COULD BE
  BETWEEN 3 AND 5 FEET. THE HIGHEST WAVES ARE EXPECTED MAINLY
  NORTH OF MICHIGAN CITY. WINDS AND WAVES WILL LIKELY DIMINISH BY
  MID TO LATE AFTERNOON BUT ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE AGAIN THIS
  EVENING AND EARLY TONIGHT WITH ANOTHER LINE OF EXPECTED THUNDERSTORMS.

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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