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    • Beach Hazards Statement

      Beach Hazards Statement in effect until Sunday, 8:00 PM EDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

    ...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY
    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 GRAND HAVEN.

    * BEACHES WITH PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS INCLUDE...

    NORTH BEACH IN SOUTH HAVEN...HOLLAND STATE PARK...GRAND HAVEN
    STATE PARK

    * OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...WESTERLY WINDS WILL REMAIN IN THE
    15 TO 25 MPH RANGE INTO SUNDAY AFTERNOON. WAVES OF 3 TO 5 FEET
    ARE ALSO EXPECTED INTO SUNDAY. DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS
    DEVELOP WHEN WAVES REACH THIS HEIGHT.

    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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    Martin, MI Radar