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Beach Hazards Statement

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
416 PM EDT SAT AUG 1 2015

MIZ077-021100-
/O.NEW.KIWX.BH.S.0011.150802T1400Z-150803T1200Z/
BERRIEN-
416 PM EDT SAT AUG 1 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* HIGH WAVE ACTION EXPECTED

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH SUNDAY
  MORNING WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON. AS A
  RESULT...WAVES OF 1 TO 3 FEET IN THE MORNING WILL INCREASE TO 3
  TO 5 FEET BY MID AFTERNOON...CAUSING LIFE-THREATENING 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 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
447 AM EDT SAT AUG 1 2015

INZ003-MIZ077-020900-
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MICHIGAN CITY...LA PORTE...NILES...
BENTON HARBOR...ST. JOSEPH...BUCHANAN
447 AM EDT SAT AUG 1 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THERE IS A CHANCE FOR ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE THIS AFTERNOON
AND EVENING. SEVERE STORMS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

THERE IS A CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT. A
FEW STORMS MAY BECOME STRONG TO SEVERE LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO
SUNDAY NIGHT...WITH THE PRIMARY THREAT BEING DAMAGING WINDS.

DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG LAKE
MICHIGAN BEACHES SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT DUE TO HIGH WAVES AND
THE THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY INTO TONIGHT.

&&

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

$$




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