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Beach Hazards Statement

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
347 PM EDT TUE SEP 26 2017

INZ003-MIZ077-270400-
/O.NEW.KIWX.BH.S.0019.170927T0900Z-170928T0400Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
347 PM EDT TUE SEP 26 2017 /247 PM CDT TUE SEP 26 2017/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED.

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS OF 10 TO
  20 MPH LATER TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING WILL RESULT IN 3 TO
  6 FOOT WAVES AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS FROM LATE TONIGHT INTO
  WEDNESDAY EVENING.

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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