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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1033 PM EDT SUN JUL 6 2014

INZ003-MIZ077-070800-
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0003.000000T0000Z-140707T0800Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
1033 PM EDT SUN JUL 6 2014 /933 PM CDT SUN JUL 6 2014/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EDT /3 AM
CDT/ MONDAY...

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

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...WAVES OF 2 TO 5 FEET AND SOUTHWEST
  WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH WILL CAUSE DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS
  OVERNIGHT... ESPECIALLY NEAR PIERS AND JETTIES.

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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NEW BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT...

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=CHMBHS





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