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Beach Hazards Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
350 AM EDT TUE JUN 28 2016

INZ003-MIZ077-281600-
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0004.000000T0000Z-160629T0600Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
350 AM EDT TUE JUN 28 2016 /250 AM CDT TUE JUN 28 2016/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED.

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WILL
  CREATE 4 TO 7 FOOT WAVES TODAY AND MUCH OF TONIGHT.

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.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
346 AM EDT TUE JUN 28 2016

...LARGE WAVES EXPECTED ALONG THE LAKE HURON SHORELINE TODAY...

MIZ049-055-290000-
/O.EXT.KDTX.BH.S.0005.160628T0800Z-160629T0000Z/
HURON-SANILAC-
346 AM EDT TUE JUN 28 2016

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

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED.

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS...EXPECTED.

* LOCATION...BEACHES FROM CASEVILLE TO BIRCH BEACH INCLUDING...

 CASEVILLE...SAND POINT...PORT CRESCENT STATE PARK...   PORT
AUSTIN...HARBOR BEACH...PORT SANILAC...LEXINGTON...   BIRCH
BEACH...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...THE WAVE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
  TO PRODUCE DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS ON AREA BEACHES
  PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

HIGH WAVE ACTION ALONE CAN MAKE SWIMMING DIFFICULT ON DAYS SUCH
AS THIS. INCOMING WAVES IN RAPID SUCCESSION CAN TIRE A SWIMMER
QUICKLY.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DANGEROUS WAVES AND CURRENTS PLEASE VISIT
DANGEROUSCURRENTS.ORG (ALL LOWER CASE)

&&

$$

HLO

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
332 AM EDT TUE JUN 28 2016

MIZ037-043-050-056-064-071-281545-
/O.CON.KGRR.BH.S.0006.160628T1000Z-160629T0600Z/
MASON-OCEANA-MUSKEGON-OTTAWA-ALLEGAN-VAN BUREN-
332 AM EDT TUE JUN 28 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

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

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* RIP CURRENTS POSSIBLE.

* LOCATION...BEACHES FROM ST. JOSEPH TO MANISTEE

* BEACHES WITH PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS TOMORROW
  INCLUDE...

   NORTH BEACH IN SOUTH HAVEN...
   HOLLAND STATE PARK...
   MUSKEGON STATE PARK...
   MEARS STATE PARK IN PENTWATER...
   STEARNS PARK IN LUDINGTON...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS AND
  WAVES 3 TO 6 FEET WILL DIMINISH GRADUALLY FROM NORTH TO SOUTH
  LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THE EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

HIGH WAVE ACTION MAKES SWIMMING DIFFICULT AND CAN TIRE EVEN A
STRONG SWIMMER QUICKLY.

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.

A LONGSHORE CURRENT IS A LAKE CURRENT THAT MOVES PARALLEL TO
SHORE. LONGSHORE CURRENTS CAN BE STRONG ENOUGH TO PREVENT
SWIMMERS FROM BEING ABLE TO KEEP THEIR FEET ON THE BOTTOM...
MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO RETURN TO SHORE.

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.

&&

$$


WEATHER.GOV/GRR

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
405 PM CDT MON JUN 27 2016

ILZ006-014-INZ001-002-281200-
/O.NEW.KLOT.BH.S.0005.160628T0600Z-160629T0900Z/
LAKE IL-COOK-LAKE IN-PORTER-
405 PM CDT MON JUN 27 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM CDT TUESDAY
THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM CDT TUESDAY
THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.

* LOCATION...NORTHEAST ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA BEACHES.

* FORECAST WAVE HEIGHTS...4 TO 7 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.

FOR INFORMATION ON SWIM ADVISORIES OR BANS AT CHICAGO BEACHES
VISIT...WWW.CPDBEACHES.COM.

&&

$$

KMD

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