Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
853 PM EDT TUE JUL 22 2014

MIZ037-043-050-230900-
/O.CON.KGRR.BH.S.0005.000000T0000Z-140724T0600Z/
MASON-OCEANA-MUSKEGON-
853 PM EDT TUE JUL 22 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

* 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...STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS OF 15 TO
  30 MPH AND WAVES OF 3 TO 6 FOOT RANGE ARE EXPECTED THIS
  EVENING...WITH THE HIGHEST WAVES LOCATED TOWARDS LUDINGTON.
  THE SOUTH FLOW WILL RESULT IN STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS AND
  WHERE THEY INTERCEPT PIERS... STRUCTURAL CURRENTS WILL FORM.
  HIGH WAVE ACTION WILL MAKE SWIMMING DANGEROUS. WINDS WILL
  SWING AROUND TO THE NORTH TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY AND LARGE
  WAVES WILL CONTINUE IN THE 3 TO 6 FOOT RANGE THROUGH
  WEDNESDAY. LARGE WAVES AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS ARE
  ONGOING AT MIDDAY TUESDAY AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SUNSET ON
  WEDNESDAY.

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

&&

$$

MIZ056-064-071-230900-
/O.CON.KGRR.BH.S.0006.140723T0600Z-140724T1200Z/
OTTAWA-ALLEGAN-VAN BUREN-
853 PM EDT TUE JUL 22 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT
WEDNESDAY 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...WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTH
  BEHIND A COLD FRONT TONIGHT AND INCREASE INTO THE 15 TO 30 MPH
  RANGE. THESE WINDS WILL BUILD WAVES INTO THE 4 TO 7 FOOT RANGE
  BETWEEN ST. JOE AND GRAND HAVEN DURING THE WEDNESDAY BEACH
  DAY. DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS WILL BE FOUND ON THE NORTH
  SIDE OF PIERS WEDNESDAY. THE IMPACT WILL BE MITIGATED SOMEWHAT
  BY THE FACT THAT IT WILL NOT BE A GREAT BEACH DAY WITH COOLER
  AIR TEMPERATURES.

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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