Allendale, MI

5:51 PM EDT on August 24, 2016 (GMT -0400)
Trail Creek Pass | | Change Station
Active Advisory: Beach Hazard Statement

Elev 659 ft 43.01 °N, 86.00 °W | Updated 32 seconds ago

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76.3 °F
Feels Like 77 °F
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Wind Variable Wind from South
Gusts 1.0 mph

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Pressure 29.94 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 1800 ft
Overcast 2500 ft
Heat Index 77 °F
Dew Point 72 °F
Humidity 88%
Rainfall 0.04 in
Snow Depth Not available.
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Waning Gibbous, 53% visible
METAR KBIV 242053Z AUTO 23009KT 10SM BKN018 OVC025 25/22 A2995 RMK AO2 SLP138 T02500217 56002
Pressure 29.94 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 1800 ft
Overcast 2500 ft
Heat Index 77 °F
Dew Point 72 °F
Humidity 88%
Rainfall 0.04 in
Snow Depth Not available.
7:00 AM 8:30 PM
Waning Gibbous, 53% visible
METAR KBIV 242053Z AUTO 23009KT 10SM BKN018 OVC025 25/22 A2995 RMK AO2 SLP138 T02500217 56002

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Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 3:20 PM EDT Aug. 24, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect until 2 am EDT
Thursday...

* high wave action... strong currents and dangerous swimming
conditions expected.

* Strong structural currents expected.

* Strong longshore currents expected.

* Rip currents possible.

* Location... beaches from South Haven to Manistee.

Beaches on the south side of piers will be particularly
dangerous. This includes Grand Haven State Park and Pere
Marquette Park in Muskegon.

* Overview/potential impacts... south winds of to 15 to 25 knots
will continue into this evening. This will cause waves of 3 to 6
feet into this evening. Waves will subside somewhat very late
tonight.

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.