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Beach Hazards Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
252 AM EDT FRI JUL 1 2016

MIZ037-043-050-056-064-071-011500-
/O.CON.KGRR.BH.S.0007.000000T0000Z-160702T0400Z/
MASON-OCEANA-MUSKEGON-OTTAWA-ALLEGAN-VAN BUREN-
252 AM EDT FRI JUL 1 2016

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

* 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.

* BEACHES WITH PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS ON FRIDAY
  INCLUDE...

NORTH BEACH IN SOUTH HAVEN...HOLLAND STATE PARK...MUSKEGON STATE
PARK...MEARS STATE PARK IN PENTWATER...STEARNS PARK IN LUDINGTON.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS..NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WILL
  RESULT IN 3 TO 6 FOOT WAVES TODAY. WINDS AND WAVES WILL DIMINISH
  THIS EVENING. VERY DANGEROUS CURRENTS CAN BE EXPECTED ON THE
  NORTH SIDE OF PIERS AND BREAKWALLS.

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.

&&

$$


WEATHER.GOV/GRR

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
409 AM EDT FRI JUL 1 2016

INZ003-MIZ077-011615-
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0005.160701T0900Z-160702T1200Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
409 AM EDT FRI JUL 1 2016 /309 AM CDT FRI JUL 1 2016/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

* HIGH WAVE ACTION EXPECTED...

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED...PARTICULARLY ON THE
  NORTH SIDES OF PIERS AND BREAKWALLS.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...NORTH WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH WILL
  LEAD TO WAVE HEIGHTS OF 4 TO 7 FEET TODAY. THIS WILL CREATE
  STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS MOVING FROM NORTH TO SOUTH...STRONG
  STRUCTURAL CURRENTS ON THE NORTH SIDES OF PIERS AND BREAKWALLS...
  AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

LIFE THREATENING WAVES AND CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED AT THE BEACHES.
PEOPLE VISITING THE BEACHES SHOULD STAY OUT OF THE WATER.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM THE SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN
SANDBARS. RIP CURRENTS CAN SWEEP YOU INTO DEEPER WATER.

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.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
408 AM EDT FRI JUL 1 2016

MIZ020-025-031-011615-
/O.NEW.KAPX.BH.S.0004.160701T1200Z-160702T0000Z/
LEELANAU-BENZIE-MANISTEE-
408 AM EDT FRI JUL 1 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GAYLORD HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* HAZARDS...HIGH WAVES AND DANGEROUS CURRENTS.

* TIMING...TODAY.

* LOCATION...LAKE MICHIGAN BEACHES OF NORTHWEST LOWER MICHIGAN.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SWIM RISK MEANS LIFE THREATENING WAVES AND CURRENTS ARE
EXPECTED. STAY OUT OF THE WATER AND STAY AWAY FROM DANGEROUS
AREAS LIKE PIERS AND BREAKWALLS.

&&

$$

SMD

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