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LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
National Weather Service Chicago IL
938 AM CDT Fri Sep 21 2018

INZ001-002-212245-
/O.CON.KLOT.BH.S.0020.180921T2000Z-180922T1500Z/
Lake IN-Porter-
938 AM CDT Fri Sep 21 2018

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM CDT THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

* LOCATION...Northwest Indiana Beaches.

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED.

* FORECAST WAVE HEIGHTS...3 to 6 feet.

* 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.

&&

$$

KMD

Lakeshore Hazard Message
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
1052 AM EDT Fri Sep 21 2018

INZ003-MIZ077-212300-
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0016.000000T0000Z-180922T1800Z/
La Porte-Berrien-
1052 AM EDT Fri Sep 21 2018 /952 AM CDT Fri Sep 21 2018/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY
AFTERNOON...

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

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Strong winds of 15 to 25 mph
with gusts to 30 mph will generate wave heights today through
Saturday morning of 4 to 8 feet occasionally to 10 feet. This
will create hazardous swimming conditions.

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.

&&

$$

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
National Weather Service GRAND RAPIDS MI
1017 AM EDT Fri Sep 21 2018

MIZ037-043-050-056-064-071-212230-
/O.CON.KGRR.BH.S.0016.000000T0000Z-180922T0000Z/
Mason-Oceana-Muskegon-Ottawa-Allegan-Van Buren-
1017 AM EDT Fri Sep 21 2018

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

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

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS POSSIBLE.

* RIP CURRENTS POSSIBLE.

* LOCATION...BEACHES FROM St. Joseph to Manistee.

* BEACHES WITH PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS INCLUDE...

North Beach in South Haven... Holland State Park... Muskegon
State Park... Mears State Park in Pentwater... Stearns Park in
Ludington.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...Southwest winds will become west
  to northwest this morning, and increase to 30 to 40 mph. These
  winds, and waves building to 7 to 10 ft by later today, will
  create very hazardous swimming conditions. In addition, water
  temperatures have dropped off, and could add another hazard to
  anyone swimming in the waters of Lake Michigan today.

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.

&&

$$


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