781  
WHUS43 KIWX 180236  
CFWIWX  
 
LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA  
1036 PM EDT THU SEP 17 2020  
 
INZ003-MIZ077-181045-  
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0022.000000T0000Z-200918T1200Z/  
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-  
1036 PM EDT THU SEP 17 2020 /936 PM CDT THU SEP 17 2020/  
 
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT /7 AM  
CDT/ FRIDAY...  
 
* HIGH WAVE ACTION EXPECTED...  
 
* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED...  
 
* STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS EXPECTED...MOVING FROM NORTH TO SOUTH  
 
* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED...ESPECIALLY ON THE NORTH  
SIDES OF PIERS AND BREAKWALLS.  
 
* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...NORTHEAST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH AND  
WAVES OF 3 TO 6 FEET ARE EXPECTED THROUGH LATE TONIGHT. THIS  
WILL CREATE DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.  
 
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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