949  
WHUS43 KIWX 110802  
CFWIWX  
 
LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA  
402 AM EDT TUE AUG 11 2020  
 
INZ003-MIZ077-111500-  
/O.CON.KIWX.LS.W.0010.000000T0000Z-200811T1500Z/  
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0013.000000T0000Z-200811T1500Z/  
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-  
402 AM EDT TUE AUG 11 2020 /302 AM CDT TUE AUG 11 2020/  
 
...LAKESHORE FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT  
/10 AM CDT/ THIS MORNING...  
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT  
/10 AM CDT/ THIS MORNING...  
 
* LAKE SHORE FLOODING...  
 
* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED...  
 
* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED...  
 
* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED...  
 
* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...FLUCTUATING WATER LEVELS WILL  
CONTINUE IN THE WAKE OF MONDAY EVENING STORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE  
AN INCREASED RISK FOR DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND STRUCTURAL  
CURRENTS AS WELL AS LAKE SHORE FLOODING THROUGH THIS MORNING.  
 
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A LAKESHORE FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR  
IMMINENT ALONG THE LAKE. RESIDENTS ON OR NEAR THE SHORE IN THE  
WARNED AREA SHOULD BE ALERT FOR RISING WATER...AND TAKE  
APPROPRIATE ACTION TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.  
 
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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