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LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
408 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

MIZ077-021630-
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0011.150802T1400Z-150803T1200Z/
BERRIEN-
408 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EDT THIS
MORNING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

* HIGH WAVE ACTION EXPECTED

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH
  BECOMING 20 TO 30 MPH BY AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET WILL BUILD
  TO 3 TO 5 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON...CAUSING LIFE THREATENING
  RIP 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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