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Beach Hazards Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
335 AM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

MIZ037-043-050-056-064-271500-
/O.CON.KGRR.BH.S.0002.000000T0000Z-150527T1500Z/
MASON-OCEANA-MUSKEGON-OTTAWA-ALLEGAN-
335 AM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT THIS
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 SOUTH HAVEN TO MANISTEE.

* BEACHES WITH PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS TODAY INCLUDE...

SOUTH BEACH IN SOUTH HAVEN...  GRAND HAVEN STATE PARK...  PERE
MARQUETTE PARK IN MUSKEGON.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...STRONGER SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL
  CAUSE WAVES TO BUILD THIS MORNING LEADING TO THE HAZARDOUS
  CONDITIONS.

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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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
331 PM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

MIZ037>040-043>046-050>052-056>059-064>067-071>074-270815-
MASON-LAKE-OSCEOLA-CLARE-OCEANA-NEWAYGO-MECOSTA-ISABELLA-MUSKEGON-
MONTCALM-GRATIOT-OTTAWA-KENT-IONIA-CLINTON-ALLEGAN-BARRY-EATON-
INGHAM-VAN BUREN-KALAMAZOO-CALHOUN-JACKSON-
331 PM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST LOWER
MICHIGAN.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN AND DAMAGING WINDS ARE POSSIBLE MAINLY
BEFORE 10 PM EDT. STORM MOTION WILL BE TO THE NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

THUNDERSTORMS COULD DEVELOP ON WEDNESDAY. SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT
EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

HEAVY RAIN IS POSSIBLE FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY. THUS AN INCREASED
POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING EXISTS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE REQUIRED THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

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