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LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
349 AM EDT SUN JUL 16 2017

INZ003-MIZ077-161600-
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0008.170716T1800Z-170717T0900Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
349 AM EDT SUN JUL 16 2017 /249 AM CDT SUN JUL 16 2017/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT /1 PM
CDT/ THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED.

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...INCREASING NORTH WINDS THIS
  AFTERNOON WILL CAUSE WAVES TO BUILD TO 3 TO 6 FEET. THESE HIGH
  WAVES WILL LEAD TO DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS. THE WAVES ARE
  WILL BEGIN TO SUBSIDE LATE TONIGHT.

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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