Ludington, MI

4:11 PM EDT on August 17, 2017 (GMT -0400)
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Active Advisory: Beach Hazard Statement

Elev -9999 ft 0.00 °N, 0.00 °E | Updated 0 second ago

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Wind Variable Wind from North
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Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.65 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 5000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 7000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 8000 ft
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Rainfall --
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6:53 AM 8:47 PM
Waning Crescent, 20% visible
METAR KLDM 171955Z AUTO 21013KT 10SM SCT050 BKN070 BKN080 24/21 A2965 RMK AO2 T02400207
Pressure 29.65 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 5000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 7000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 8000 ft
Dew Point Not available.
Humidity Not available.
Rainfall --
Snow Depth Not available.
6:53 AM 8:47 PM
Waning Crescent, 20% visible
METAR KLDM 171955Z AUTO 21013KT 10SM SCT050 BKN070 BKN080 24/21 A2965 RMK AO2 T02400207

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Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 3:49 PM EDT Aug. 17, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Friday
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 Holland to Manistee.

* Beaches with particularly dangerous conditions today include
Grand Haven State Park and Pere Marquette Park in Muskegon.

* Overview/potential impacts... south facing south piers will be
particularly dangerous today with south winds of 15 to 25 mph
and waves of 3 to 5 feet. As winds shift to the west tonight
into Friday, rip currents become a higher threat. By this time
period, waves of 5 to 8 feet are expected.

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.