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Michigan, Mason

Beach Hazard Statement

Statement as of 5:18 PM EDT on August 22, 2017

Expires 6:00 PM EDT on August 23, 2017


... Beach hazards statement remains 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... northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph
will continue tonight then decrease to 10 to 20 mph on
Wednesday. Waves of 5 to 8 feet 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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