Lawton, MI (49065)

4:16 AM EDT on August 31, 2016 (GMT -0400)
APRSWXNET | | Change Station
Active Advisory: Beach Hazard Statement

Elev 919 ft 42.17 °N, 85.82 °W | Updated 24 minutes ago

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Feels Like 68 °F
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Precip. -- in
Pressure 30.02 in
Visibility 9.0 miles
Clouds Few 1400 ft
Dew Point 67 °F
Humidity 96%
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7:08 AM 8:17 PM
Waning Crescent, 1% visible
METAR KAZO 310753Z AUTO 00000KT 9SM FEW014 21/19 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP164 T02110194
Pressure 30.02 in
Visibility 9.0 miles
Clouds Few 1400 ft
Dew Point 67 °F
Humidity 96%
Rainfall in
Snow Depth Not available.
7:08 AM 8:17 PM
Waning Crescent, 1% visible
METAR KAZO 310753Z AUTO 00000KT 9SM FEW014 21/19 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP164 T02110194

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Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 4:07 AM EDT Aug. 31, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect from 10 am EDT this
morning through Thursday 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 will be those on
the north side of piers. This includes North Beach in South
Haven... Holland State Park... Muskegon State Park... Mears
State Park in Pentwater... and Stearns Park in Ludington.

* Overview/potential impacts... north winds will increase today to
15 to 25 knots and continue through Thursday evening. This will
create hazardous swimming conditions... especially near pier
structures. Waves will build to 3 to 5 feet today and continue
through Thursday evening.

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.




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