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LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
440 PM EDT MON AUG 21 2017

INZ003-MIZ077-220445-
/O.NEW.KIWX.BH.S.0016.170822T1500Z-170823T2100Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
440 PM EDT MON AUG 21 2017 /340 PM CDT MON AUG 21 2017/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

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

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 10
  TO 20 KNOTS OVERNIGHT AND WILL VEER TO THE WEST TUESDAY
  MORNING...THEN TO THE NORTHWEST TUESDAY AFTERNOON. WAVES WILL
  BUILD TO 3 TO 6 FEET TUESDAY MORNING...THEN TO 4 TO 7 FEET
  TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THESE HIGH WAVES WILL RESULT IN DANGEROUS
  SWIMMING CONDITIONS AT LAKE MICHIGAN BEACHES FROM TUESDAY
  MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

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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