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LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
357 PM EDT FRI JUL 14 2017

INZ003-MIZ077-150300-
/O.EXT.KIWX.BH.S.0007.000000T0000Z-170715T0300Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
357 PM EDT FRI JUL 14 2017 /257 PM CDT FRI JUL 14 2017/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT /10 PM
CDT/ THIS EVENING...

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED.

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...WAVE HEIGHTS OF 2 TO 4 FEET, THANKS
  TO 10 TO 20 KNOT NORTHERLY WINDS, WILL CREATE DANGEROUS SWIMMING
  CONDITIONS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND 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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