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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
312 PM EDT TUE JUL 15 2014

INZ003-MIZ077-160200-
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0004.000000T0000Z-140716T0200Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
312 PM EDT TUE JUL 15 2014 /212 PM CDT TUE JUL 15 2014/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT
/9 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING...

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

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH
  WILL LEAD TO WAVES OF 3 TO 6 FEET. WINDS AND WAVES WILL SUBSIDE
  THIS EVENING. THESE HIGH WAVES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE
  EVENING...CAUSING DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

MARINE OFFICIALS AT SILVER BEACH IN MICHIGAN AND WARREN DUNES IN
INDIANA REPORTED DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS WITH OBSERVED RIP
CURRENTS. RED FLAGS HAVE BEEN POSTED AT MANY BEACHES THROUGH THIS
EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DANGEROUS POUNDING WAVES AND LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE
EXPECTED AT THE BEACHES. PEOPLE VISITING THE BEACHES SHOULD STAY
OUT OF THE 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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