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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
412 PM EDT THU AUG 17 2017


MIZ008-015-017-018-024-030-036-042-180415-
/O.CON.KAPX.BH.S.0009.000000T0000Z-170818T0900Z/
CHIPPEWA-MACKINAC-CHEBOYGAN-PRESQUE ISLE-ALPENA-ALCONA-IOSCO-
ARENAC-
412 PM EDT THU AUG 17 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

* HAZARDS...STRONG CURRENTS AND HIGH WAVES.

* TIMING...THROUGH TONIGHT.

* LOCATION...LAKE HURON BEACHES OF NORTHEAST LOWER MICHIGAN AS
  WELL AS EASTERN CHIPPEWA AND MACKINAC COUNTY BEACHES IN
  EASTERN UPPER MICHIGAN.

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.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
353 PM EDT THU AUG 17 2017

...DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS THROUGH THE EVENING...

MIZ049-180200-
/O.CON.KDTX.BH.S.0007.000000T0000Z-170818T0200Z/
HURON-
353 PM EDT THU AUG 17 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED.

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS...EXPECTED.

* LOCATION...BEACHES FROM CASEVILLE TO HARBOR BEACH INCLUDING...

 CASEVILLE...SAND POINT...PORT CRESCENT STATE PARK...PORT
AUSTIN...HARBOR BEACH...

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...INCREASING SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO
  25 KNOTS WILL LEAD TO HIGH WAVES THROUGH THIS EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

HIGH WAVE ACTION ALONE CAN MAKE SWIMMING DIFFICULT ON DAYS SUCH
AS THIS. INCOMING WAVES IN RAPID SUCCESSION CAN TIRE A SWIMMER
QUICKLY.

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

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
349 PM EDT THU AUG 17 2017

MIZ037-043-050-056-180400-
/O.CON.KGRR.BH.S.0014.000000T0000Z-170819T0100Z/
MASON-OCEANA-MUSKEGON-OTTAWA-
349 PM EDT THU AUG 17 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY
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 HOLLAND TO MANISTEE.

* BEACHES WITH PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS TODAY INCLUDE
  GRAND HAVEN STATE PARK AND PERE MARQUETTE PARK IN MUSKEGON.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS... SOUTH FACING SOUTH PIERS WILL BE
  PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS TODAY WITH SOUTH WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH
  AND WAVES OF 3 TO 5 FEET. AS WINDS SHIFT TO THE WEST TONIGHT
  INTO FRIDAY, RIP CURRENTS BECOME A HIGHER THREAT. BY THIS TIME
  PERIOD, WAVES OF 5 TO 8 FEET ARE EXPECTED.

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
349 PM EDT THU AUG 17 2017

MIZ064-071-180400-
/O.CON.KGRR.BH.S.0014.170817T2200Z-170819T0100Z/
ALLEGAN-VAN BUREN-
349 PM EDT THU AUG 17 2017

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

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

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS POSSIBLE.

* STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS POSSIBLE.

* RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED.

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

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 15 TO 25 MPH
  THIS AFTERNOON WILL BECOME WEST TONIGHT AND FRIDAY. WAVES OF 2
  TO 4 FEET TODAY WILL BUILD TO 5 TO 8 FEET FOR TONIGHT AND
  FRIDAY. THE RIP CURRENT THREAT WILL INCREASE CONSIDERABLY BY
  TONIGHT AND CONTINUE ON FRIDAY.

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

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
333 PM EDT THU AUG 17 2017

INZ003-MIZ077-180345-
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0015.170817T2200Z-170818T2100Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
333 PM EDT THU AUG 17 2017 /233 PM CDT THU AUG 17 2017/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED.

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...WINDS BECOMING WEST AND
  INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 MPH THIS EVENING AND CONTINUING INTO
  FRIDAY. WAVES BUILDING TO 3 TO 7 FEET. THESE HIGH WAVES WILL
  RESULT IN DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS AT LAKE MICHIGAN
  BEACHES DURING THIS TIME.

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.

&&

$$

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
1206 PM CDT THU AUG 17 2017

WIZ022-040-050-180115-
/O.CON.KGRB.BH.S.0009.000000T0000Z-170818T0200Z/
DOOR-KEWAUNEE-MANITOWOC-
1206 PM CDT THU AUG 17 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT 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 4 TO 6 FEET FEET TO THE
  LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE OF NORTHEAST WISCONSIN THROUGH 9 PM THIS
  EVENING, RESULTING IN DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

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.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
517 AM CDT THU AUG 17 2017

MNZ037-WIZ001-180100-
/O.NEW.KDLH.BH.S.0015.170817T1017Z-170818T0100Z/
CARLTON/SOUTHERN ST. LOUIS-DOUGLAS-
517 AM CDT THU AUG 17 2017

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DULUTH HAS ISSUED A BEACH HAZARDS
STATEMENT FOR DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH
THIS EVENING.

* LOCATION...PARK POINT BEACH

* DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE LAKE
  SUPERIOR SHORELINE DUE TO HIGH WAVE ACTION AND STRONG RIP
  CURRENTS.

* HIGH WAVE ACTION ALONE CAN MAKE SWIMMING DIFFICULT ON DAYS
  SUCH AS THIS. INCOMING WAVES IN RAPID SUCCESSION CAN TIRE A
  SWIMMER QUICKLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS IN SANDBARS...
NEAR SHORELINE STRUCTURES SUCH AS PENINSULAS OR BREAKWALLS...AND
NEAR RIVER MOUTHS.

FOR ADDITIONAL SAFETY INFORMATION AND PRECAUTIONS...PLEASE VISIT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/DULUTH

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
411 AM EDT THU AUG 17 2017

MIZ014-180000-
/O.NEW.KMQT.BH.S.0010.170817T0811Z-170818T0000Z/
SOUTHERN SCHOOLCRAFT-
411 AM EDT THU AUG 17 2017

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MARQUETTE HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS, WHICH IS IN
EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS ARE
  EXPECTED ALONG THE SHORELINES OF UPPER MICHIGAN.

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS: EXPECTED.

* STRONG OUTLET CURRENTS: EXPECTED.

LOCATIONS/IMPACTS

FOR SOUTHERN SCHOOLCRAFT COUNTY: CURRENT RELATED FATALITIES AND
RESCUES IN THE PAST HAVE OCCURRED DURING WAVE CONDITIONS SIMILAR
TO TODAY NEAR LAKEVIEW PARK AND NEAR SEUL CHOIX POINT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DANGEROUS POUNDING WAVES AND LIFE-THREATENING CURRENTS ARE
EXPECTED AT THE BEACHES. PEOPLE VISITING THE BEACHES SHOULD STAY
OUT OF THE WATER. PAY ATTENTION TO BEACH FLAGS AND SIGNS POSTED
AT BEACH ACCESS POINTS AND LIFEGUARD STATIONS.

DANGEROUS CURRENTS CAN SWEEP YOU OUT AWAY FROM SHORE. THEY OCCUR
MOST OFTEN AT BREAKS OR LOW SPOTS IN SANDBARS, NEAR SHORELINE
STRUCTURES, AND NEAR RIVER MOUTHS OR OTHER WATER OUTLETS.

&&

$$

JLB

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