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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
1027 AM EDT SUN JUN 25 2017

MIZ037-252230-
/O.EXA.KGRR.BH.S.0006.000000T0000Z-170627T0400Z/
MASON-
1027 AM EDT SUN JUN 25 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* 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.

* BEACHES WITH PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS INCLUDE...

  LUDINGTON STEARNS BEACH...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...WESTERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 KNOTS
  WILL BE COMMON THROUGH MONDAY. WAVES OF 3 TO 5 FEET ARE
  EXPECTED TODAY. A BRIEF LULL WILL OCCUR THIS EVENING...BEFORE
  WAVES BUILD INTO THE 4 TO 7 FOOT RANGE FOR MONDAY. DANGEROUS
  WAVES AND CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. WITH
  THE WIND TRENDING TOWARDS NORTHWEST...NORTH SIDES OF NORTH
  PIERS WILL BE DANGEROUS PLACES TO SWIM.

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.

&&

$$

MIZ043-050-056-064-071-252230-
/O.CON.KGRR.BH.S.0006.000000T0000Z-170627T0400Z/
OCEANA-MUSKEGON-OTTAWA-ALLEGAN-VAN BUREN-
1027 AM EDT SUN JUN 25 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...

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

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* LOCATION...BEACHES FROM ST. JOSEPH TO PENTWATER.

* BEACHES WITH PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS INCLUDE...

 NORTH BEACH IN SOUTH HAVEN...   HOLLAND STATE PARK...
MUSKEGON STATE PARK...   MEARS STATE PARK...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...WESTERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 KNOTS
  WILL BE COMMON THROUGH MONDAY. WAVES OF 3 TO 5 FEET ARE
  EXPECTED TODAY. A BRIEF LULL WILL OCCUR THIS EVENING...BEFORE
  WAVES BUILD INTO THE 4 TO 7 FOOT RANGE FOR MONDAY. DANGEROUS
  WAVES AND CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. WITH
  THE WIND TRENDING TOWARDS NORTHWEST...NORTH SIDES OF NORTH
  PIERS WILL BE DANGEROUS PLACES TO SWIM.

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.

&&

$$


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