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LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
331 AM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

WIZ022-040-050-251645-
/O.CON.KGRB.BH.S.0001.150525T1500Z-150526T0200Z/
DOOR-KEWAUNEE-MANITOWOC-
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF...ROCK ISLAND STATE BEACH...
BAILEYS HARBOR BEACHES...WHITEFISH DUNES BEACH...CRESENT BEACH...
CITY OF KEWAUNEE BEACH...POINT BEACH...NESHOTAH BEACH...
RED ARROW BEACH
331 AM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM CDT THIS
MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING...

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

* LOCATION...

BEACHES OF DOOR COUNTY INCLUDING ROCK ISLAND STATE BEACH...
BAILEYS HARBOR BEACHES...AND WHITEFISH DUNES BEACH.

BEACHES OF KEWAUNEE COUNTY INCLUDING CRESENT BEACH AND CITY OF
KEWAUNEE BEACH.

BEACHES OF MANITOWOC COUNTY INCLUDING POINT BEACH...NESHOTAH
BEACH...AND RED ARROW BEACH.

* STRONG SOUTH WINDS WILL BRING WAVES OF 3 TO 5 FEET TO THE LAKE
  MICHIGAN SHORE OF NORTHEAST WISCONSIN...RESULTING IN DANGEROUS
  SWIMMING CONDITIONS. THE HIGHEST WAVE ACTION WILL BE ALONG
  DOOR COUNTY BEACHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

HIGH WAVE ACTION MAKES SWIMMING DIFFICULT AS WAVES ON THE GREAT
LAKES OCCUR IN RAPID SUCCESSION. HIGH WAVE ACTION ALSO LEADS TO
STRONG CURRENTS.

&&

$$

KURIMSKI

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
404 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

...DANGEROUS SURF AND RIP CURRENTS AT THE BEACHES AGAIN TODAY...

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-252300-
/O.NEW.KMLB.BH.S.0005.150525T0804Z-150525T2300Z/
SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
404 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR LIFE THREATENING ROUGH SURF AND RIP
CURRENTS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* HAZARDS...ROUGH SURF...RIP CURRENTS AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS.

* TIMING...ROUGH SURF WILL OCCUR ALL DAY. THE GREATEST THREAT FROM
  RIP CURRENTS SHOULD BE THIS MORNING AND EVENING DUE TO TIDAL
  EFFECTS.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...THE ROUGH SURF APPARENTLY CAUSED ONE
  FATALITY IN VOLUSIA COUNTY LATE SUNDAY MORNING. SIMILARLY
  DANGEROUS CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR AGAIN TODAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
THE BEST SAFETY ADVICE IS TO ONLY ENTER THE SURF NEAR A LIFEGUARD.

ROUGH SURF CAN OFTEN BE MUCH MORE DANGEROUS THAN IT APPEARS WHILE
STANDING ON THE BEACH.  HEAVY BREAKING WAVES CAN KNOCK YOU OFF A
SANDBAR INTO DEEPER WATER...OR INTO LONGSHORE CURRENTS AND RIP
CURRENTS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN
CALM...DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF...AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING
FOR HELP. IF YOU MUST SWIM OUT OF THE SEAWARD PULL OF THE RIP
CURRENT...SWIM AT AN ANGLE AWAY FROM THE CURRENT. THEN ONCE OUT
OF THE RIP CURRENT...SWIM DIRECTLY BACK TOWARD THE BEACH. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE
QUICKLY.

&&

$$
RL

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
103 AM PDT MON MAY 25 2015

...STRONG RIP AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS TODAY...

.A LONG PERIOD SOUTH SWELL WILL BRING STRONG RIP AND LONGSHORE
CURRENTS TO THE BEACHES OF ORANGE AND SAN DIEGO COUNTIES THROUGH
THIS EVENING. CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE ON TUESDAY.

CAZ043-552-252215-
/O.CON.KSGX.BH.S.0008.000000T0000Z-150526T0300Z/
SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-
103 AM PDT MON MAY 25 2015

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

* SURF...3 TO 5 FEET ALONG SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES IN ORANGE
  COUNTY AND NORTH OF ENCINITAS IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY. SURF WILL BE
  LOWER ALONG WEST FACING BEACHES AND ALL BEACHES SOUTH OF
  ENCINITAS.

* TIMING...PEAKING THIS MORNING AND BEGINNING TO SUBSIDE THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG RIP AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS WILL RESULT IN
  DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS. PEOPLE IN THE SURF ZONE MAY BE
  SWEPT OFF THEIR FEET AND INJURED OR PULLED OUT TO SEA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR RIP CURRENTS MEANS THAT CONDITIONS
ARE PRESENT TO SUPPORT A HEIGHTENED RISK OF STRONG RIP CURRENTS.
RIP CURRENTS ARE TYPICALLY MORE FREQUENT AND STRONGER IN THE
VICINITY OF JETTIES...INLETS...AND PIERS. SWIMMERS CAUGHT IN A
RIP CURRENT SHOULD SWIM PARALLEL TO THE COAST TO ESCAPE THE RIP
CURRENT BEFORE TRYING TO SWIM FOR SHORE. SWIMMERS SHOULD ALWAYS
SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD.

&&

$$

ALBRIGHT

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
402 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

MIZ083-252000-
/O.NEW.KDTX.BH.S.0001.150525T1400Z-150526T0200Z/
MONROE-
402 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED.

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS...EXPECTED.

* LOCATION...BEACHES FROM ESTRAL BEACH TO LUNA PIER INCLUDING...

  ESTRAL BEACH...STERLING STATE PARK...TOLEDO BEACH...LUNA PIER...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...BREEZY SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25
  MPH WILL LEAD TO SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHTS BUILDING 2 TO 4 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

STRUCTURAL CURRENTS FORM ALONG PIERS WHERE LONGSHORE CURRENTS AND
WAVE ACTION FLOW INTO THE STRUCTURE. STRUCTURAL CURRENTS CAN
SWEEP YOU OUT LAKEWARD ALONG THE PIER STRUCTURE.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DANGEROUS WAVES AND CURRENTS PLEASE VISIT
DANGEROUSCURRENTS.ORG (ALL LOWER CASE)

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
352 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

MIZ020-025-031-251600-
/O.NEW.KAPX.BH.S.0001.150525T1300Z-150526T0400Z/
LEELANAU-BENZIE-MANISTEE-
352 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GAYLORD HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR A HIGH SWIM RISK...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
9 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* HAZARDS...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 25 MPH AND HIGH WAVES OF 3 TO 5
  FEET LEADING TO LONGSHORE CURRENTS AND POSSIBLE RIP CURRENTS.
  VERY COLD WATER TEMPERATURES WITH A THREAT FOR HYPOTHERMIA.

* TIMING...MID MORNING THROUGH LATE EVENING TODAY.

* LOCATION...LAKE MICHIGAN BEACHES OF MANISTEE...BENZIE...AND
  LEELANAU COUNTIES.

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.

&&

$$

LAWRENCE

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
341 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

MIZ077-251630-
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0002.150525T1200Z-150526T0000Z/
BERRIEN-
341 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

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

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

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL CAUSE
  WAVES OF 2 TO 4 FEET AND CREATE STRONG CURRENTS ALONG BERRIEN
  COUNTY MICHIGAN BEACHES.

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 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 GRAND RAPIDS MI
337 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

MIZ037-043-050-251545-
/O.CON.KGRR.BH.S.0001.150525T1300Z-150526T1200Z/
MASON-OCEANA-MUSKEGON-
337 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EDT THIS
MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

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

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED ALONG SOUTH FACING PIERS.

* STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* RIP CURRENTS POSSIBLE.

* LOCATION...BEACHES FROM GRAND HAVEN TO MANISTEE.

* BEACHES WITH PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS MEMORIAL DAY
  INCLUDE...

 PERE MARQUETTE PARK IN MUSKEGON.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...SOUTH WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO
  30 MPH CAUSING WAVES TO BUILD TO 3 TO 6 FEET. THIS WILL MAKE FOR
  HAZARDOUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS. COLD WATER WILL BE A SWIM RISK
  AS WELL ON MEMORIAL DAY DUE TO HYPOTHERMIA CONCERNS.

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.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
337 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

MIZ056-064-071-251545-
/O.CON.KGRR.BH.S.0001.150525T1300Z-150526T0500Z/
OTTAWA-ALLEGAN-VAN BUREN-
337 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EDT THIS
MORNING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

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

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED ON SOUTH FACING PIERS.

* STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* RIP CURRENTS POSSIBLE.

* LOCATION...BEACHES FROM ST. JOSEPH TO GRAND HAVEN.

* BEACHES WITH PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS MEMORIAL DAY
  INCLUDE...

 GRAND HAVEN STATE PARK.   SOUTH BEACH IN SOUTH HAVEN.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...SOUTH WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO
  30 MPH BUILDING WAVES INTO THE 3 TO 5 FOOT RANGE. THIS WILL MAKE
  FOR HAZARDOUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS. COLD WATER TEMPERATURES WILL
  BE A SWIM RISK AS WELL ON MEMORIAL DAY DUE TO HYPOTHERMIA
  CONCERNS.

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 LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
931 PM PDT SUN MAY 24 2015

...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONG SHORE CURRENTS EXPECTED ALONG
SOUTH FACING BEACHES THROUGH EARLY MONDAY EVENING...

.A BUILDING SOUTHERLY SWELL WITH A LONG PERIOD WILL BRING AN
INCREASING RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TO THE COASTAL WATERS OF LOS
ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES THROUGH MONDAY...AND MAY LINGER INTO
TUESDAY.

CAZ040-041-087-251300-
/O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0010.000000T0000Z-150526T0300Z/
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
CATALINA AND SANTA BARBARA ISLANDS-
931 PM PDT SUN MAY 24 2015

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

* WAVES AND SURF...SURF BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FT WITH LOCAL SETS TO
  5 FEET ACROSS FAVORED SOUTH FACING BEACHES.

* TIMING...SWELL AND SURF INCREASING THROUGH TONIGHT...THEN
  PEAKING MONDAY MORNING. SURF AND THE LONG PERIOD SWELLS WILL
  START TO SUBSIDE MONDAY EVENING.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS DUE TO
  FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS. PEOPLE IN THE
  SURF ZONE MAY BE SWEPT OFF THEIR FEET AND PULLED OUT TO SEA.
  IF YOU DO GO INTO THE WATERS...SWIM AT GUARDED BEACHES AND
  HEED THE ADVICE OF THE BEACH PATROL. IF CAUGHT IN THE SEAWARD
  PULL OF A RIP CURRENT DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MOVE DIRECTLY TOWARD
  SHORE. INSTEAD...MOVE SIDEWAYS ACROSS THE RIP CURRENT UNTIL
  THE PULL EASES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS TO BEACH AND
SURF ZONE SAFETY ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. CAUTION SHOULD BE
USED WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER. STAY NEAR OCCUPIED LIFEGUARD
TOWERS AND NEVER SWIM ALONE. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM
PARALLEL TO THE SHORE.

&&

$$

HALL

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