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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Marquette MI
232 PM EDT Mon Aug 20 2018

MIZ005-006-211245-
/O.NEW.KMQT.BH.S.0012.180821T1200Z-180822T1200Z/
Marquette-Alger-
232 PM EDT Mon Aug 20 2018

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Marquette has issued a Beach
Hazards Statement for dangerous swimming conditions...which is in
effect from Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning.

* 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 Alger County: Current related fatalities and rescues in the
past have occurred during wave conditions similar to today near
the Au Train River mouth at Au Train...the exposed regions of
Grand Marais Harbor...and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

 For Marquette County: Current related fatalities and rescues in
the past have occurred during wave conditions similar to today in
Middle Bay north of Presque Isle and at Little Presque Isle.


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.

&&

$$

JAW

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