Grand Rapids, MI (49534)

11:00 PM EDT on August 21, 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

Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
71.0 °F
Feels Like 71.0 °F
N
0.0
Wind Variable Wind from SSW

Today
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--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
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Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.94 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 7000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 8500 ft
Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft
Dew Point 66 °F
Humidity 86%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:55 AM 8:35 PM
New Moon, 0% visible
METAR KGRR 220253Z 17006KT 10SM BKN070 BKN085 BKN200 22/21 A2995 RMK AO2 RAB0155E18 SLP138 P0001 60001 T02170211 58009
Pressure 29.94 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 7000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 8500 ft
Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft
Dew Point 66 °F
Humidity 86%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:55 AM 8:35 PM
New Moon, 0% visible
METAR KGRR 220253Z 17006KT 10SM BKN070 BKN085 BKN200 22/21 A2995 RMK AO2 RAB0155E18 SLP138 P0001 60001 T02170211 58009

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Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 10:43 PM EDT Aug. 21, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect from 6 am EDT
Tuesday through Tuesday 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 include...

North Beach in South Haven... Holland State Park...
Muskegon State Park... Mears State Park in Pentwater...
Stearns Park in Ludington.

* Overview/potential impacts... winds will veer to the west to
northwest and increase to 15 to 25 mph Tuesday. Waves will
build to 3 to 5 feet by daybreak Tuesday and to 5 to 7 feet
for the rest of the day. 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.




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