Grand Rapids, MI (49534)

5:48 PM EDT on June 27, 2017 (GMT -0400)
8th Ave - Leonard | | Change Station
Active Advisory: Beach Hazard Statement

Elev 676 ft 42.99 °N, 85.81 °W | Updated 1 second ago

Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
74.6 °F
Feels Like 77 °F
N
3.0
Wind Variable Wind from SW

Today
High -- | Low -- °F
--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
High -- | Low -- °F
Precip. -- in
Pressure 30.06 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 5000 ft
Scattered Clouds 25000 ft
Heat Index 77 °F
Dew Point 53 °F
Humidity 46%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:06 AM 9:26 PM
Waxing Crescent, 19% visible
METAR KGRR 272053Z 28012G19KT 10SM SCT050 SCT250 22/09 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP178 T02220094 57004
Pressure 30.06 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 5000 ft
Scattered Clouds 25000 ft
Heat Index 77 °F
Dew Point 53 °F
Humidity 46%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:06 AM 9:26 PM
Waxing Crescent, 19% visible
METAR KGRR 272053Z 28012G19KT 10SM SCT050 SCT250 22/09 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP178 T02220094 57004

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Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 3:45 PM EDT Jun. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement in effect from Wednesday morning
through Thursday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a beach
hazards statement... which is in effect from Wednesday morning
through Thursday afternoon.

* 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 include... South
Beach in South Haven... Grand Haven State Park... Pere Marquette
Park in Muskegon.

* Overview/potential impacts... winds will increase beginning late
tonight, and become hazardous beginning Wednesday morning.
Southerly winds of 20 to 30 mph and waves of 4 to 7 feet will
create very dangerous conditions. The most dangerous conditions
will be on the south side of structures. Conditions will
continue to be hazardous through Thursday morning, before winds
and waves diminish Thursday afternoon.

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.