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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
914 PM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

NCZ106-108-110-SCZ054-056-261000-
/O.EXP.KILM.BH.S.0005.000000T0000Z-170526T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KILM.BH.S.0006.170526T1000Z-170527T0100Z/
COASTAL PENDER-COASTAL NEW HANOVER-COASTAL BRUNSWICK-COASTAL HORRY-
COASTAL GEORGETOWN-
914 PM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT FRIDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR THE BRUNSWICK COUNTY BEACHES ONLY...

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR THE PENDER...NEW HANOVER...HORRY AND
GEORGETOWN COUNTY BEACHES FOR TODAY HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO EXPIRE...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT FRIDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING

WESTERLY WINDS IN THE 10 TO 20 MPH RANGE IN THE MORNING WILL BACK TO
THE SOUTHWEST AT 10 TO 15 MPH RANGE DURING THE AFTERNOON. THE WEST
TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL HELP PRODUCE A MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY
STRONG WEST TO EAST LONGSHORE CURRENT DURING FRIDAY. EXPECT THE
STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENT TO PEAK FRIDAY MORNING...DECREASING TO
MODERATE STRENGTH BY AND DURING FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS RIP
CURRENTS, LONGSHORE CURRENTS, AND OTHER HAZARDS CREATE LIFE-
THREATENING CONDITIONS IN THE SURF ZONE. CAUTION SHOULD BE USED WHEN
IN OR NEAR THE WATER.

&&

$$

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
705 PM CDT THU MAY 25 2017

INZ001-002-260300-
/O.CON.KLOT.BH.S.0001.000000T0000Z-170526T0300Z/
LAKE IN-PORTER-
705 PM CDT THU MAY 25 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATION...NORTHWEST INDIANA BEACHES.

* FORECAST WAVE HEIGHTS...3 TO 6 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.

&&

$$

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
400 PM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

INZ003-MIZ077-260300-
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0001.000000T0000Z-170526T0300Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
400 PM EDT THU MAY 25 2017 /300 PM CDT THU MAY 25 2017/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT
/10 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING...

* HIGH WAVES...WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET.

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...MODERATE TO HIGH WAVES
  APPROACHING SHORE AT A 60 TO 90 DEGREE ANGLE COMBINED WITH
  WAVE PERIODS OF 5 TO 6 SECONDS WILL LEAD TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF
  STRONG RIP CURRENTS. ADDITIONALLY, STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS
  ARE EXPECTED NEAR PIERS AND BREAKWALLS. WATER TEMPERATURES ARE
  ONLY IN THE 50S...WHICH CAN LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA. PEOPLE
  VISITING THE BEACHES SHOULD STAY OUT OF THE WATER.

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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