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LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
National Weather Service GRAND RAPIDS MI
308 AM EDT Tue Jul 17 2018

MIZ056-064-071-171515-
/O.CON.KGRR.BH.S.0008.000000T0000Z-180718T0600Z/
Ottawa-Allegan-Van Buren-
308 AM EDT Tue Jul 17 2018

...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 GRAND HAVEN.

* BEACHES WITH PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS INCLUDE NORTH
  BEACH IN SOUTH HAVEN AND HOLLAND STATE PARK.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL
  INCREASE EARLY THIS MORNING TO 15 TO 25 KNOTS. THESE WINDS WILL
  CONTINUE INTO THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. WAVES WILL BUILD INTO
  THE 3 TO 5 FOOT RANGE EARLY THIS MORNING. THE WAVES MAY BRIEFLY
  SUBSIDE TO 2 TO 4 FEET LATER THIS MORNING BEFORE BUILDING AGAIN
  TO 3 TO 6 FEET THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. STRONG LONGSHORE
  CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED SWEEPING DOWN THE BEACH FROM NORTH TO
  SOUTH. STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED ON THE NORTH SIDE
  OF NORTH PIERS. RIP CURRENTS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.

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
123 AM CDT Tue Jul 17 2018

INZ001-002-171430-
/O.CON.KLOT.BH.S.0007.000000T0000Z-180718T0000Z/
Lake IN-Porter-
123 AM CDT Tue Jul 17 2018

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

* 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.

&&

$$

- Izzi

Lakeshore Hazard Message
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
1018 PM EDT Mon Jul 16 2018

INZ003-MIZ077-171030-
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0005.180717T0600Z-180718T0300Z/
La Porte-Berrien-
1018 PM EDT Mon Jul 16 2018 /918 PM CDT Mon Jul 16 2018/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT /1 AM
CDT/ TUESDAY THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

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

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...North winds of 10 to 18 knots
  with brief gusts near 22 knots will result in waves buildings
  to 3 to 5 feet on Tuesday.

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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