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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
330 AM EDT SUN MAY 31 2015

MIZ037-043-050-310830-
/O.CAN.KGRR.BH.S.0003.000000T0000Z-150531T2200Z/
MASON-OCEANA-MUSKEGON-
330 AM EDT SUN MAY 31 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS CANCELLED THE
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT.

WINDS AND WAVES WILL SLOWLY DECREASE THIS MORNING INTO THIS
AFTERNOON LESSENING THE HAZARD.

$$

MIZ056-064-071-311530-
/O.CON.KGRR.BH.S.0003.000000T0000Z-150531T2200Z/
OTTAWA-ALLEGAN-VAN BUREN-
330 AM EDT SUN MAY 31 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH 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 ST. JOSEPH TO MANISTEE.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AT 15 TO
  25 KNOTS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MOST TODAY. THIS WILL RESULT IN
  WAVES OF 3 TO 5 FEET. THESE CONDITIONS IN COMBINATION WITH THE
  VERY COLD WATER WILL MAKE BEING IN THE WATER HAZARDOUS.

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
WEATHER.GOV/GRR


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