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LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1052 AM EDT THU JUN 29 2017

MIZ077-292100-
/O.EXT.KIWX.BH.S.0005.000000T0000Z-170629T2100Z/
BERRIEN-
1052 AM EDT THU JUN 29 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EDT THIS
AFTERNOON...

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

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS POSSIBLE...

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED...ESPECIALLY AT SILVER
  BEACH.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL CAUSE 3
  TO 5 FOOT WAVES AND STRONG CURRENTS TO PERSIST ALONG THE BERRIEN
  COUNTY SHORELINE. STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS HAVE BEEN OBSERVED
  AND WILL LEAD TO STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS ALONG ANY PIERS.
  WAVES COMING ONSHORE IN RAPID SUCCESSION WILL ALSO MAKE SWIMMING
  DIFFICULT.

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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