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LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1054 AM EDT FRI AUG 11 2017

INZ003-MIZ077-112300-
/O.NEW.KIWX.BH.S.0014.170812T1200Z-170813T0300Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
1054 AM EDT FRI AUG 11 2017 /954 AM CDT FRI AUG 11 2017/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

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

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...NORTHWEST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH ON
  SATURDAY WILL ALLOW WAVES TO BUILD TO 3 TO 5 FEET, BEFORE
  SUBSIDING SATURDAY EVENING. THESE HIGH WAVES WILL RESULT IN
  DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS AT LAKE MICHIGAN BEACHES DURING
  THIS TIME.

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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