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Beach Hazard Statement

Statement as of 4:03 AM EDT on August 18, 2017

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on August 18, 2017


... 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 today include
Stearns Park in Ludington... Mears State Park in Pentwater...
Muskegon State Park... Holland State Park... and North Beach in
South Haven.

* Overview/potential impacts... northwest winds of 15 t0 25 mph
and waves of 5 to 7 feet are expected today. North sides of
north piers will be dangerous places to swim.

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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