197  
WHUS43 KLOT 071503  
CFWLOT  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL  
1003 AM CDT THU SEP 7 2017  
 
INZ002-071800-  
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PORTER-  
1003 AM CDT THU SEP 7 2017  
 
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS  
AFTERNOON...  
 
* LOCATION...PORTER COUNTY INDIANA LAKE MICHIGAN BEACHES.  
 
* FORECAST WAVE HEIGHTS...3 TO 5 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.  
 

 
 

 
 
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