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Beach Hazards Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
417 PM EDT SAT MAY 30 2015

MIZ037-043-050-056-064-071-310430-
/O.CON.KGRR.BH.S.0003.000000T0000Z-150531T2200Z/
MASON-OCEANA-MUSKEGON-OTTAWA-ALLEGAN-VAN BUREN-
417 PM EDT SAT MAY 30 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY
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 THIS
  AFTERNOON AT 20 TO 30 KNOTS CONTINUE THROUGH MOST OF SUNDAY.
  THIS WILL BUILD WAVES TO BETWEEN 4 AND 6 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.

&&

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
501 AM EDT SAT MAY 30 2015

MIZ037>040-043>046-050>052-056>059-064>067-071>074-310915-
MASON-LAKE-OSCEOLA-CLARE-OCEANA-NEWAYGO-MECOSTA-ISABELLA-MUSKEGON-
MONTCALM-GRATIOT-OTTAWA-KENT-IONIA-CLINTON-ALLEGAN-BARRY-EATON-
INGHAM-VAN BUREN-KALAMAZOO-CALHOUN-JACKSON-
501 AM EDT SAT MAY 30 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED NEAR AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 96 INTO
THE EARLY AFTERNOON. SOME OF THE STORMS IN THE INTERSTATE 69 AREA
FROM LATE MORNING INTO MID AFTERNOON MAY HAVE GUSTY WINDS AND
DANGEROUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING.

RAIN WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT NEAR
AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 96. RAINFALL AMOUNTS MAY APPROACH 2
INCHES NEAR AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 94 BY MORNING. THIS MAY CAUSE
SOME SMALL CREEKS TO REACH BANKFULL AND CAUSE LOCALIZED FLOODING
OF LOW AREA OR AREAS WITH POOR DRAINAGE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

RAINFALL...LOCALLY HEAVY SHOULD COME TO AN END BY MID MORNING
SUNDAY. HOWEVER SOME LOCALIZED FLOODING OF LOW AREAS MAY CONTINUE
INTO MIDDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED THROUGH THIS COMING WEEK.

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