St. Clair Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 4:02 PM EDT Jul. 30, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect until 10 PM EDT this
evening...

* high wave action and dangerous swimming conditions expected.

* Strong structural currents... expected.

* Strong longshore currents... expected.

* Location... beaches from Linwood Beach to Port Huron
including...

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

* overview/potential impacts... northeast winds will gust to 25
knots today. This increased onshore flow will create high
waves and strong currents that will produce dangerous swimming
conditions on area beaches.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Children should not enter the water unsupervised and without a
certified flotation device. Caution should be used when in or
near the water. Pay attention to flags and signs posted near
beach access points and lifeguard stations.

High wave action alone can make swimming difficult on days such
as this. Incoming waves in rapid succession can tire a swimmer
quickly.

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)