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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1053 AM EDT FRI JUL 1 2016

INZ003-MIZ077-012300-
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0005.000000T0000Z-160702T1200Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
1053 AM EDT FRI JUL 1 2016 /953 AM CDT FRI JUL 1 2016/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT 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...NORTH WINDS GUSTING TO 15 TO 25 MPH
  THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON WILL LEAD TO WAVE HEIGHTS OF 4 TO 7
  FEET. THIS WILL CREATE STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS MOVING FROM
  NORTH TO SOUTH...STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS ON THE NORTH SIDES
  OF PIERS AND BREAKWALLS...AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS. WINDS AND
  WAVES WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH OVERNIGHT.

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.

&&

$$

MCD

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
416 AM CDT FRI JUL 1 2016

INZ001-002-011730-
/O.CON.KLOT.BH.S.0006.160701T1100Z-160702T0500Z/
LAKE IN-PORTER-
416 AM CDT FRI JUL 1 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATION...NORTHWESTERN INDIANA BEACHES.

* FORECAST WAVE HEIGHTS...5 TO 8 FT.

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

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 INTO DEEPER WATER ALONG THE PIER STRUCTURE.

EXPOSED BEACHES ARE MORE LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE THE MOST
SIGNIFICANT WAVE AND CURRENT IMPACTS. IMPACTS AT BEACHES WITH
PROTECTIVE BREAKWALLS OR JETTIES WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE
ORIENTATION OF STRUCTURES AS WELL AS WIND AND WAVE DIRECTION.

&&

$$

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