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LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
355 PM EDT MON JUL 6 2015

INZ003-MIZ077-070400-
/O.NEW.KIWX.BH.S.0008.150707T1200Z-150708T0400Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
355 PM EDT MON JUL 6 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS
SWIMMING CONDITIONS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED...
  WAVES WILL INCREASE TO 3 TO 5 TUESDAY MORNING...WITH OCCASIONAL
  WAVES TO 7 FEET...SUBSIDING DURING THE EVENING.

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...BRIEFLY DISCUSS WAVES AND WINDS...
  NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 30
  KNOTS STARTING TUESDAY MORNING AND PERSISTING INTO TUESDAY
  EVENING. THIS WILL RESULT IN HIGH WAVES...STRONG RIP
  CURRENTS...AND STRUCTURAL CURRENTS ON LAKE MICHIGAN BEACHES IN
  LAPORTE AND BERRIEN COUNTIES.

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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