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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1029 PM EDT SUN JUL 27 2014

INZ003-MIZ077-281030-
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0006.000000T0000Z-140729T0900Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
1029 PM EDT SUN JUL 27 2014 /929 PM CDT SUN JUL 27 2014/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE MONDAY
NIGHT...

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

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...WAVES BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FEET LATE
  TONIGHT INTO MONDAY...THEN GRADUALLY SUBSIDING MONDAY NIGHT.
  NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH BECOMING
  NORTH MONDAY...THEN GRADUALLY DIMINISHING MONDAY NIGHT.

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.

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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