Minnesota Weather

Severe Weather

Current Watches and Warnings

More Maps

Michigan, Ottawa

Beach Hazard Statement

Statement as of 11:04 AM EDT on August 18, 2017

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on August 18, 2017


... Beach hazards statement remains in effect until 9 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 St Joseph to Manistee.

* Beaches with particularly dangerous conditions today include
Stearns Park in Ludington... Mears State Park in Pentwater...
Muskegon State Park... Holland State Park... and North Beach in
South Haven.

* Overview/potential impacts... west winds of 15 t0 25 mph and
waves of 4 to 7 feet are expected for the rest of today. 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.




Weather.Gov/GRR


Weather Severe Map
Alaska - Areal Flood Advisory , Record Report
Arizona - Air Quality Alert
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
California - Record Report
Colorado - Public Information Statement
Delaware - Flash Flood Watch , Public Information Statement
District of Columbia - Heat Advisory , Public Information Statement
Florida - Coastal Hazard Statement , Areal Flood Advisory , Record Report
Georgia - Record Report
Hawaii - Special Statement , Record Report
Idaho - Fire Weather Watch
Illinois -
Indiana - Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Heat Advisory , Record Report
Maryland - Coastal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Heat Advisory , Public Information Statement
Michigan - Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report
Minnesota - Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Flood Warning
Missouri -
Montana - Fire Weather Warning , Air Quality Alert
Nebraska - Areal Flood Warning
Nevada -
New Jersey - Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
New Mexico -
New York - Beach Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Heat Advisory , Record Report
North Dakota - Fire Weather Watch
Ohio - Beach Hazard Statement
Oklahoma - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Oregon - Air Quality Alert
Pennsylvania - Flash Flood Watch , Beach Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement
South Carolina - Heat Advisory
Texas - Flood Warning , Heat Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Virgin Islands - Coastal Hazard Statement
Virginia - Heat Advisory , Public Information Statement
Washington - Fire Weather Warning
West Virginia - Public Information Statement
- Small Craft Advisory

More From WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Campaign 2016
Good Question
Download The Weather App

Listen Live