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LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
412 AM EDT THU AUG 17 2017

INZ003-MIZ077-171615-
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LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
412 AM EDT THU AUG 17 2017 /312 AM CDT THU AUG 17 2017/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

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

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


* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...WINDS BECOMING WEST AND INCREASING
  TO 15 TO 25 MPH THIS EVENING AND CONTINUING INTO FRIDAY. WAVES
  BUILDING TO 3 TO 7 FEET. 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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