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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
1039 AM EDT THU JUL 21 2016

MIZ037-043-212100-
/O.NEW.KGRR.BH.S.0013.160721T1439Z-160721T2100Z/
MASON-OCEANA-
1039 AM EDT THU JUL 21 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EDT THIS
AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EDT THIS
AFTERNOON.

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

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* LOCATION...BEACHES FROM PENTWATER TO MANISTEE

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...SOUTH WINDS OF 15 TO 25 KNOTS WILL
  RESULT IN 3 TO 5 FOOT WAVES INTO LATE THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS AND
  WAVES WILL SUBSIDE BY EARLY TO MID EVENING.

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.

&&

$$

WDM

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