West Olive, MI (49460)

7:43 AM EDT on August 17, 2017 (GMT -0400)
Sheldon Dunes | | Change Station
Active Advisory: Beach Hazard Statement

Elev 646 ft 42.94 °N, 86.21 °W | Updated 9 seconds ago

Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
71.6 °F
Feels Like 71.6 °F
N
0.0
Wind Variable Wind from South
Gusts 0.0 mph

Today
High -- | Low -- °F
--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
High -- | Low -- °F
Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.79 in
Visibility 7.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 5500 ft
Mostly Cloudy 7000 ft
Dew Point 68 °F
Humidity 88%
Rainfall 0.25 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:53 AM 8:43 PM
Waning Crescent, 23% visible
METAR KBIV 171053Z AUTO 16008KT 7SM BKN055 BKN070 22/21 A2980 RMK AO2 SLP086 T02220211
Pressure 29.79 in
Visibility 7.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 5500 ft
Mostly Cloudy 7000 ft
Dew Point 68 °F
Humidity 88%
Rainfall 0.25 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:53 AM 8:43 PM
Waning Crescent, 23% visible
METAR KBIV 171053Z AUTO 16008KT 7SM BKN055 BKN070 22/21 A2980 RMK AO2 SLP086 T02220211

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Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 4:44 AM EDT Aug. 17, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect from noon EDT today
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 today include
Grand Haven State Park and Pere Marquette Park in Muskegon.

* Overview/potential impacts... south facing south piers will
become particularly dangerous today as south winds increase to
15 to 25 mph and waves build to 3 to 5 feet. As winds shift to
the west tonight 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.




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