Severe Weather Alerts - South Haven, MI

  • Beach Hazards Statement

    Beach Hazards Statement in effect from Tuesday, 12:00 AM EDT until Tuesday, 8:00 PM EDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHTTHROUGH TUESDAY 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 TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY INCLUDE...

NORTH BEACH IN SOUTH HAVEN... HOLLAND STATE PARK... MUSKEGON STATE PARK... MEARS STATE PARK IN PENTWATER... STEARNS PARK IN LUDINGTON.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS EVENING OVER THE NEARSHORE WATERS AND BRING COLDER AIR TO THE AREA. WAVES WILL BUILD TO 3 TO 7 FEET TONIGHT AND CONTINUE INTO TUESDAY BEFORE DIMINISHING. NORTH SIDES OF NORTHERN PIERS/BREAKWALLS WILL BE THE MOST DANGEROUS AREA. WATERSPOUTS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

HIGH WAVE ACTION MAKES SWIMMING DIFFICULT AND CAN TIRE EVEN ASTRONG SWIMMER QUICKLY.

STRUCTURAL CURRENTS FORM ALONG PIERS WHERE LONGSHORE CURRENTS ANDWAVE ACTION FLOW INTO THE STRUCTURE. STRUCTURAL CURRENTS CANSWEEP YOU OUT INTO DEEPER WATER ALONG THE PIER STRUCTURE.

A LONGSHORE CURRENT IS A LAKE CURRENT THAT MOVES PARALLEL TOSHORE. LONGSHORE CURRENTS CAN BE STRONG ENOUGH TO PREVENTSWIMMERS 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 AWAYFROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS INSANDBARS. RIP CURRENTS CAN SWEEP YOU INTO DEEPER WATER.

PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THENEW BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT...

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=CHMBHS

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