828  
WHUS43 KIWX 071450  
CFWIWX  
 
LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA  
1050 AM EDT THU SEP 7 2017  
 
INZ003-MIZ077-071800-  
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0018.000000T0000Z-170907T1800Z/  
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-  
1050 AM EDT THU SEP 7 2017 /950 AM CDT THU SEP 7 2017/  
 
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT /1 PM  
CDT/ THIS AFTERNOON...  
 
* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED.  
 
* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED.  
 
* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.  
 
* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH WILL RESULT  
IN 2 TO 5 FOOT WAVES AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS INTO THIS  
AFTERNOON.  
 
 
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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