West Olive, MI (49460)

8:27 AM EDT on August 22, 2017 (GMT -0400)
Sheldon Dunes | | Change Station
Active Advisory: Beach Hazard Statement

Elev 646 ft 42.94 °N, 86.21 °W | Updated 13 seconds ago

Overcast
Overcast
72.5 °F
Feels Like 76 °F
N
2.2
Wind Variable Wind from SE
Gusts 4.5 mph

Today
High -- | Low -- °F
--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
High -- | Low -- °F
Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.80 in
Visibility 8.0 miles
Clouds Few 1300 ft
Mostly Cloudy 5500 ft
Overcast 10000 ft
Heat Index 76 °F
Dew Point 59 °F
Humidity 62%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:58 AM 8:35 PM
New Moon, 1% visible
METAR KBIV 221153Z AUTO 26011G20KT 8SM -RA FEW013 BKN055 OVC100 23/21 A2981 RMK AO2 PK WND 25029/1057 RAB08 SLP089 P0002 60024 70033 T02280211 10239 20217 55002
Pressure 29.80 in
Visibility 8.0 miles
Clouds Few 1300 ft
Mostly Cloudy 5500 ft
Overcast 10000 ft
Heat Index 76 °F
Dew Point 59 °F
Humidity 62%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:58 AM 8:35 PM
New Moon, 1% visible
METAR KBIV 221153Z AUTO 26011G20KT 8SM -RA FEW013 BKN055 OVC100 23/21 A2981 RMK AO2 PK WND 25029/1057 RAB08 SLP089 P0002 60024 70033 T02280211 10239 20217 55002

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Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 3:45 AM EDT Aug. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement now in effect through Wednesday
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...

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 today. Waves will build
to 5 to 7 feet today and will continue into Wednesday. 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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