Lawton, MI (49065)

7:10 AM EDT on August 18, 2017 (GMT -0400)
MMILAW | | Change Station
Active Advisory: Beach Hazard Statement

Elev 820 ft 42.16 °N, 85.83 °W | Updated 103 days ago

Light Rain
Light Rain
37.0 °F
Feels Like 33 °F
N
5.0
Wind Variable Wind from NNW

Today
High -- | Low -- °F
--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
High -- | Low -- °F
Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.75 in
Visibility 8.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 1400 ft
Mostly Cloudy 2000 ft
Overcast 2500 ft
Windchill 33 °F
Dew Point 26.0 °F
Humidity 63%
Rainfall in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:54 AM 8:39 PM
Waning Crescent, 14% visible
METAR KAZO 181053Z 25008KT 8SM -RA BKN014 BKN020 OVC025 20/17 A2977 RMK AO2 RAB0956E44B49 SLP074 P0001 T02000172
Pressure 29.75 in
Visibility 8.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 1400 ft
Mostly Cloudy 2000 ft
Overcast 2500 ft
Windchill 33 °F
Dew Point 26.0 °F
Humidity 63%
Rainfall in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:54 AM 8:39 PM
Waning Crescent, 14% visible
METAR KAZO 181053Z 25008KT 8SM -RA BKN014 BKN020 OVC025 20/17 A2977 RMK AO2 RAB0956E44B49 SLP074 P0001 T02000172

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Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 4:03 AM EDT Aug. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service

... 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.