Hartford, MI

8:02 AM EDT on August 17, 2017 (GMT -0400)
MMIHFD | | Change Station
Active Advisory: Beach Hazard Statement

Elev 662 ft 42.23 °N, 86.16 °W | Updated 100 days ago

Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
34.0 °F
Feels Like 34.0 °F
N
2.0
Wind Variable Wind from ENE

Today
High -- | Low -- °F
--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
High -- | Low -- °F
Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.80 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 7500 ft
Mostly Cloudy 12000 ft
Dew Point 22.0 °F
Humidity 60%
Rainfall in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:54 AM 8:42 PM
Waning Crescent, 23% visible
METAR KLWA 171156Z AUTO 19007KT 10SM SCT075 BKN120 24/22 A2980 RMK AO2 T02370220 10246 20227
Pressure 29.80 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 7500 ft
Mostly Cloudy 12000 ft
Dew Point 22.0 °F
Humidity 60%
Rainfall in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:54 AM 8:42 PM
Waning Crescent, 23% visible
METAR KLWA 171156Z AUTO 19007KT 10SM SCT075 BKN120 24/22 A2980 RMK AO2 T02370220 10246 20227

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Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 4:44 AM EDT Aug. 17, 2017 – National Weather Service

... 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.