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Beach Hazards Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1030 PM EDT THU JUN 30 2016

INZ003-MIZ077-011030-
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0005.160701T0900Z-160702T1200Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
1030 PM EDT THU JUN 30 2016 /930 PM CDT THU JUN 30 2016/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM EDT /4 AM
CDT/ FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

* HIGH WAVE ACTION EXPECTED...

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED...PARTICULARLY ON THE
  NORTH SIDES OF PIERS AND BREAKWALLS.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...A COLD FRONT WILL BRING STRONG
  NORTHERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH. THIS WILL LEAD TO WAVE
  HEIGHTS OF 4 TO 7 FEET...STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS MOVING FROM
  NORTH TO SOUTH...STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS ON THE NORTH SIDES
  OF PIERS AND BREAKWALLS...AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS.

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.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
316 PM EDT THU JUN 30 2016

INZ003-MIZ077-011930-
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MICHIGAN CITY...LA PORTE...NILES...
BENTON HARBOR...ST. JOSEPH...FAIR PLAIN...BENTON HEIGHTS...
BUCHANAN...PAW PAW LAKE
316 PM EDT THU JUN 30 2016 /216 PM CDT THU JUN 30 2016/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN
AND NORTHERN INDIANA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

THERE IS A CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT. THERE IS A HIGH
SWIM RISK ON LAKE MICHIGAN LATE TONIGHT. DANGEROUS WAVES AND
CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED. CONDITIONS WILL BE LIFE-THREATENING TO
ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE WATER.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

THERE IS A HIGH SWIM RISK ON LAKE MICHIGAN FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY
MORNING. DANGEROUS WAVES AND CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED. CONDITIONS
WILL BE LIFE-THREATENING TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE WATER.

THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

&&

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES...OR
CHECK OUR WEB SITE AT WEATHER.GOV/IWX

$$



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