Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
328 AM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

MIZ037-043-050-231530-
/O.CON.KGRR.BH.S.0005.000000T0000Z-140724T0600Z/
MASON-OCEANA-MUSKEGON-
328 AM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

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

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* RIP CURRENTS POSSIBLE.

* LOCATION...BEACHES FROM GRAND HAVEN TO MANISTEE.

* BEACHES WITH PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS THIS EVENING
  AND WEDNESDAY INCLUDE...

PERE MARQUETTE PARK IN MUSKEGON THIS EVENING...

ON WEDNESDAY...THE HIGH IMPACT BEACHES WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTH
SIDE OF PIERS INCLUDING STEARNS PARK IN LUDINGTON...MEARS STATE
PARK AND MUSKEGON STATE PARK.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...NORTH WINDS HAVE DEVELOPED AND WILL
  INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH LATER TODAY. WAVES WILL INCREASE TO 3
  TO 6 FEET CREATING HAZARDOUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS. THE NORTH SIDE
  OF PIERS WILL BE ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS TODAY AND TONIGHT AS
  STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP. ADDITIONALLY...
  LONG SHORE CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED AWAY FROM THE PIERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

HIGH WAVE ACTION MAKES SWIMMING DIFFICULT AND CAN TIRE EVEN A
STRONG SWIMMER QUICKLY.

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.

A LONGSHORE CURRENT IS A LAKE CURRENT THAT MOVES PARALLEL TO
SHORE. LONGSHORE CURRENTS CAN BE STRONG ENOUGH TO PREVENT
SWIMMERS FROM BEING ABLE TO KEEP THEIR FEET ON THE BOTTOM...
MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO RETURN TO SHORE.

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.

PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE
NEW BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT...

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=CHMBHS

&&

$$

MIZ056-064-071-231530-
/O.CON.KGRR.BH.S.0006.000000T0000Z-140724T1200Z/
OTTAWA-ALLEGAN-VAN BUREN-
328 AM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

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

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* RIP CURRENTS POSSIBLE.

* LOCATION...BEACHES FROM ST. JOSEPH TO GRAND HAVEN.

* BEACHES WITH PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS EXPECTED
  WEDNESDAY INCLUDE...

NORTH BEACH IN SOUTH HAVEN...HOLLAND STATE PARK... MUSKEGON
STATE PARK... MEARS STATE PARK IN PENTWATER... STEARNS PARK IN
LUDINGTON.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...NORTH WINDS HAVE DEVELOPED AND WILL
  INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH LATER TODAY. WAVES WILL INCREASE TO 4
  TO 8 FEET CREATING HAZARDOUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS. THE NORTH SIDE
  OF PIERS WILL BE ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS TODAY AND TONIGHT AS
  STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP. ADDITIONALLY...
  LONG SHORE CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED AWAY FROM THE PIERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

HIGH WAVE ACTION MAKES SWIMMING DIFFICULT AND CAN TIRE EVEN A
STRONG SWIMMER QUICKLY.

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.

A LONGSHORE CURRENT IS A LAKE CURRENT THAT MOVES PARALLEL TO
SHORE. LONGSHORE CURRENTS CAN BE STRONG ENOUGH TO PREVENT
SWIMMERS FROM BEING ABLE TO KEEP THEIR FEET ON THE BOTTOM...
MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO RETURN TO SHORE.

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.

PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE
NEW BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT...

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=CHMBHS

&&

$$


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