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Watches & Warnings

Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 10:16 PM EDT Aug. 31, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement in effect from 8 am EDT Thursday
through Thursday evening...

The National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac has issued a
beach hazards statement... which is in effect from 8 am EDT
Thursday through Thursday evening.

* High wave action and dangerous swimming conditions expected.

* Strong structural currents... expected.

* Strong longshore currents... expected.

* Location... beaches from Caseville to Port Huron including...

Caseville... Sand Point... Port Crescent State Park...
Port Austin... Harbor Beach... Port Sanilac... Lexington...
Birch Beach... Lakeport... Fort Gratiot... Port Huron...

* overview/potential impacts... elevated wave action and strong
currents will produce dangerous swimming conditions on area
beaches.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Structural currents form along piers where longshore currents and
wave action flow into the structure. Structural currents can sweep
you out lakeward along the pier structure.

To learn more about dangerous waves and currents please visit
dangerouscurrents.Org (all lower case)