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Beach Hazard Statement

Statement as of 4:44 AM EDT on August 17, 2017

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on August 18, 2017


... Beach hazards statement in effect from this evening through
Friday evening...

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a beach
hazards statement... which is in effect from this evening 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 will increase to 15
to 25 mph later this afternoon and become west tonight and
Friday. Waves will build to 2 to 4 feet today and 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.





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