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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
443 PM EDT MON MAY 18 2015

INZ003-MIZ077-190445-
/O.NEW.KIWX.BH.S.0001.150519T0600Z-150519T2100Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
443 PM EDT MON MAY 18 2015 /343 PM CDT MON MAY 18 2015/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT /1 AM CDT/
TUESDAY THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

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

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CAUSE 3
  TO 6 FOOT WAVES AND DANGEROUS CURRENTS.

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 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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