Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Marquette, MI

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
434 AM EDT SUN SEP 17 2017

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ALGER-
434 AM EDT SUN SEP 17 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MARQUETTE HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS, WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS ARE
  EXPECTED ALONG THE SHORELINES OF UPPER MICHIGAN.

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS: EXPECTED.

* STRONG OUTLET CURRENTS: EXPECTED.

LOCATIONS/IMPACTS

FOR ALGER COUNTY: CURRENT RELATED FATALITIES AND RESCUES IN THE
PAST HAVE OCCURRED DURING WAVE CONDITIONS SIMILAR TO TODAY NEAR
THE AU TRAIN RIVER MOUTH AT AU TRAIN, THE EXPOSED REGIONS OF GRAND
MARAIS HARBOR, AND THE PICTURED ROCKS NATIONAL LAKESHORE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DANGEROUS POUNDING WAVES AND LIFE-THREATENING CURRENTS ARE
EXPECTED AT THE BEACHES. PEOPLE VISITING THE BEACHES SHOULD STAY
OUT OF THE WATER. PAY ATTENTION TO BEACH FLAGS AND SIGNS POSTED
AT BEACH ACCESS POINTS AND LIFEGUARD STATIONS.

DANGEROUS CURRENTS CAN SWEEP YOU OUT AWAY FROM SHORE. THEY OCCUR
MOST OFTEN AT BREAKS OR LOW SPOTS IN SANDBARS, NEAR SHORELINE
STRUCTURES, AND NEAR RIVER MOUTHS OR OTHER WATER OUTLETS.

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ROLFSON


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