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

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
653 AM EDT SUN AUG 21 2016

MIZ005-006-220200-
/O.CON.KMQT.BH.S.0007.160821T1200Z-160822T0200Z/
MARQUETTE-ALGER-
INCLUDING THE BEACHES...MCCARTY COVE...SOUTH BEACH...
AND ALONG LAKEWOOD LANE...NEAR AU TRAIN BAY...
AND ALONG PICTURED ROCKS
653 AM EDT SUN AUG 21 2016

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MARQUETTE HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS ARE
  EXPECTED ALONG THE LAKE SUPERIOR SHORELINE.

* 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 SUNDAY NEAR
THE AU TRAIN RIVER MOUTH AT AU TRAIN...THE EXPOSED REGIONS OF
GRAND MARAIS HARBOR...AND THE PICTURED ROCKS NATIONAL LAKESHORE.

FOR MARQUETTE COUNTY...CURRENT RELATED FATALITIES AND RESCUES IN
THE PAST HAVE OCCURRED DURING WAVE CONDITIONS SIMILAR TO SUNDAY
IN MIDDLE BAY NORTH OF PRESQUE ISLE AND AT LITTLE PRESQUE ISLE.

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.

&&

$$

KEC



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