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LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
405 PM EDT SAT JUL 15 2017

INZ003-MIZ077-160415-
/O.NEW.KIWX.BH.S.0008.170716T1800Z-170717T0900Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
405 PM EDT SAT JUL 15 2017 /305 PM CDT SAT JUL 15 2017/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS, WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED.

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...GUSTY NORTH WINDS SUNDAY AFTERNOON
  AND EVENING RESULTING IN WAVE HEIGHTS BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET
  SUNDAY AFTERNOON SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.
  THESE HIGH WAVES WILL LEAD TO DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

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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