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Beach Hazards Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
458 PM EDT SUN JUL 24 2016

MIZ037-043-050-250400-
/O.EXT.KGRR.BH.S.0014.000000T0000Z-160725T0400Z/
MASON-OCEANA-MUSKEGON-
458 PM EDT SUN JUL 24 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT
TONIGHT...

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

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* RIP CURRENTS POSSIBLE.

* LOCATION...BEACHES FROM MUSKEGON TO MANISTEE

* BEACHES WITH PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS TODAY INCLUDE...

PERE MARQUETTE PARK IN MUSKEGON.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH. THIS
  WILL RESULT IN 3 TO 5 FOOT WAVES...RESULTING IN HAZARDOUS
  SWIMMING CONDITIONS. CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE LATE THIS EVENING.

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
422 AM EDT SUN JUL 24 2016

MIZ037>040-043>046-050>052-056>059-064>067-071>074-250800-
MASON-LAKE-OSCEOLA-CLARE-OCEANA-NEWAYGO-MECOSTA-ISABELLA-MUSKEGON-
MONTCALM-GRATIOT-OTTAWA-KENT-IONIA-CLINTON-ALLEGAN-BARRY-EATON-
INGHAM-VAN BUREN-KALAMAZOO-CALHOUN-JACKSON-
422 AM EDT SUN JUL 24 2016

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS COULD DEVELOP TODAY AND EARLY TONIGHT.
DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL WILL BE THE PRIMARY RISKS. LOCALLY
HEAVY RAINFALL COULD LEAD TO SOME URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE
FLOODING.

HEAT INDEX VALUES IN THE 90S ARE EXPECTED TODAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED INTO EARLY TONIGHT.

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