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LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
353 AM EDT THU JUL 27 2017

INZ003-MIZ077-271600-
/O.NEW.KIWX.BH.S.0010.170727T2200Z-170729T0900Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
353 AM EDT THU JUL 27 2017 /253 AM CDT THU JUL 27 2017/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

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

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED...
  WAVES OF 3 TO 6 FEET.

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...BRIEFLY DISCUSS WAVES AND WINDS...
  NORTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH TONIGHT AND
  CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY EVENING RESULTING IN HIGH WAVES AND
  FREQUENT STRONG RIP CURRENTS AT THE BEACHES THIS EVENING THROUGH
  LATE FRIDAY NIGHT.


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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