Plainwell, MI (49080)

10:47 PM EDT on July 23, 2017 (GMT -0400)
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Active Advisory: Beach Hazard Statement

Elev 722 ft 42.46 °N, 85.71 °W | Updated 57 seconds ago

Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
70.5 °F
Feels Like 70.5 °F
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0.0
Wind Variable Wind from North

Today
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--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
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Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.79 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 9000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 11000 ft
Dew Point 67 °F
Humidity 90%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:26 AM 9:11 PM
New Moon, 1% visible
METAR KAZO 240153Z 32007KT 10SM BKN090 BKN110 24/17 A2980 RMK AO2 SLP086 T02440167
Pressure 29.79 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 9000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 11000 ft
Dew Point 67 °F
Humidity 90%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:26 AM 9:11 PM
New Moon, 1% visible
METAR KAZO 240153Z 32007KT 10SM BKN090 BKN110 24/17 A2980 RMK AO2 SLP086 T02440167

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Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 10:30 PM EDT Jul. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement in effect through Monday evening...

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a beach
hazards statement... which is in effect through Monday evening.

* High wave action... strong currents and dangerous swimming
conditions expected.

* Strong structural currents expected.

* Strong longshore currents expected.

* Rip currents possible.

* Location... beaches from Whitehall north to Manistee and from
Holland south to St. Joseph.

* Beaches with particularly dangerous conditions include...

for north flow use:

North Beach in South Haven...
Mears State Park in Pentwater...
Stearns Park in Ludington.

* Overview/potential impacts... north winds will increase to 15 to
25 knots tonight and continue into Monday... which will build
waves into the 3 to 6 foot range. The largest waves and
strongest currents are expected north of Whitehall and south of
Holland. North sides of north piers will be dangerous places to
swim through Monday evening.

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.