Muskegon, MI (49444)

4:04 AM EDT on August 17, 2017 (GMT -0400)
Norton Shores | | Change Station
Active Advisory: Beach Hazard Statement

Elev 607 ft 43.19 °N, 86.21 °W | Updated 12 seconds ago

Rain
Rain
70.9 °F
Feels Like 70.9 °F
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0.0
Wind Variable Wind from East

Today
High -- | Low -- °F
--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
High -- | Low -- °F
Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.83 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 5000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 7000 ft
Overcast 9000 ft
Dew Point 70 °F
Humidity 96%
Rainfall 0.33 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:52 AM 8:44 PM
Waning Crescent, 25% visible
METAR KFFX 170732Z AUTO 11005KT 10SM RA SCT050 BKN070 OVC090 21/21 A2983 RMK AO2 T02070205
Pressure 29.83 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 5000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 7000 ft
Overcast 9000 ft
Dew Point 70 °F
Humidity 96%
Rainfall 0.33 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:52 AM 8:44 PM
Waning Crescent, 25% visible
METAR KFFX 170732Z AUTO 11005KT 10SM RA SCT050 BKN070 OVC090 21/21 A2983 RMK AO2 T02070205

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Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 9:55 PM EDT Aug. 16, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect from Thursday
afternoon through Friday 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... Pere Marquette Park in Muskegon.

* Overview/potential impacts... after a night with light winds,
the winds will pickup toward daybreak Thursday. South winds by
afternoon will be increasing to around 25 knots. This will
cause waves to build to 3 to 5 feet. Strong structural and
longshore currents will develop north of Holland. South facing
south piers will become particularly dangerous. As winds shift
to the west late Thursday night into Friday, rip currents
become a higher threat. By this time period, waves of 5 to 8
feet are expected.

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.