Grand Haven, MI (49417)

3:37 PM EDT on August 18, 2019 (GMT -0400)
Grand Haven | | Change Station
Active Advisory: Beach Hazard Statement

Elev 607 ft 43.06 °N, 86.22 °W | Updated 27 seconds ago

Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
76.8 °F
Feels Like 78 °F
N
8.5
Wind Variable Wind from WSW
Gusts 10.1 mph

Today
High -- | Low -- °F
--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
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Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.78 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Few 7000 ft
Few 11000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 18000 ft
Overcast 24000 ft
Heat Index 78 °F
Dew Point 50 °F
Humidity 39%
Rainfall 0.56 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:53 AM 8:43 PM
Waning Gibbous, 90% visible
METAR KMKG 181855Z 20013G25KT 10SM FEW070 FEW110 BKN180 OVC240 26/18 A2979 RMK AO2 PK WND 21026/1838 SLP085 T02560183 $
Pressure 29.78 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Few 7000 ft
Few 11000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 18000 ft
Overcast 24000 ft
Heat Index 78 °F
Dew Point 50 °F
Humidity 39%
Rainfall 0.56 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:53 AM 8:43 PM
Waning Gibbous, 90% visible
METAR KMKG 181855Z 20013G25KT 10SM FEW070 FEW110 BKN180 OVC240 26/18 A2979 RMK AO2 PK WND 21026/1838 SLP085 T02560183 $

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Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 11:08 AM EDT Aug. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect until 8 PM EDT this
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 Holland to Manistee

* beaches with particularly dangerous conditions include...
Grand Haven State Park and Pere Marquette Park in Muskegon

* overview/potential impacts... southwest winds of 15 to 25 knots
will build waves into the 3 to 5 foot range this afternoon and
evening north of Holland. Strong longshore and structural
currents are both expected. Piers may also be over topped due to
High Lake levels.


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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