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Beach Hazards Statement

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
1241 PM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

MIZ037-043-050-056-064-071-300045-
/O.CON.KGRR.BH.S.0009.140830T0000Z-140831T0300Z/
MASON-OCEANA-MUSKEGON-OTTAWA-ALLEGAN-VAN BUREN-
1241 PM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

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

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* RIP CURRENTS POSSIBLE.

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

BEACHES WITH PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS SATURDAY INCLUDE...

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

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...WINDS WILL INCREASE TODAY...
  ESPECIALLY NORTH OF WHITEHALL. WAVES WILL BUILD A BIT TODAY
  WHEN THERE IS A MODERATE RISK OF SWIM HAZARDS. A HIGH RISK OF
  SWIM HAZARDS WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT AND SATURDAY AS WINDS AND
  WAVES INCREASE A BIT MORE.

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.

PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE
NEW BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT...

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=CHMBHS

&&

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
414 AM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

MIZ037>040-043>046-050>052-056>059-064>067-071>074-300815-
MASON-LAKE-OSCEOLA-CLARE-OCEANA-NEWAYGO-MECOSTA-ISABELLA-MUSKEGON-
MONTCALM-GRATIOT-OTTAWA-KENT-IONIA-CLINTON-ALLEGAN-BARRY-EATON-
INGHAM-VAN BUREN-KALAMAZOO-CALHOUN-JACKSON-
414 AM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SCATTERED NON SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TODAY INTO
TONIGHT. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN...GUSTY WINDS AND FREQUENT CLOUD TO
GROUND LIGHTING ARE THE EXPECTED HAZARDS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

THUNDERSTORMS SHOULD BECOME WIDESPREAD ACROSS SOUTHWEST LOWER
MICHIGAN BY EARLY AFTERNOON SATURDAY AND CONTINUE INTO SATURDAY
EVENING. THESE STORMS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE SEVERE. LOCALLY HEAVY
RAINFALL...FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTING AND GUSTY WINDS ARE
THE EXPECTED HAZARDS.

ON LABOR DAY THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED AND SOME OF THESE STORMS
COULD BE STRONG TO SEVERE. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND LOCALIZED
FLOODING IS POSSIBLE TOO.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS POSSIBLE MONDAY.

$$



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