Chicago Weather

Severe Weather

Current Watches and Warnings

More Maps

Michigan, Oceana

Beach Hazard Statement

Statement as of 3:34 PM EDT on June 24, 2017

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on June 25, 2017


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

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a beach
hazards statement... which is in effect through Sunday 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 Grand Haven to Pentwater.

* Overview/potential impacts... westerly winds will increase to
around 20 mph today... which will build waves into the 3 to 5
foot range. Conditions will remain similar into Sunday... with
possibly a better chance at reaching the 3 to 5 foot wave
range. Dangerous swimming conditions develop when waves reach
this height.

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.





Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Alaska - Areal Flood Advisory , High Wind Warning , Special Statement
Arizona - Excessive Heat Warning , Heat Advisory , Record Report
Arkansas - Record Report
California - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning, Heat Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Special Statement , Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report
Colorado -
Connecticut - Record Report , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Delaware - Public Information Statement
Florida - Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement , Areal Flood Advisory , Record Report
Georgia - Special Statement
Hawaii - Special Statement
Idaho - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Illinois - Flood Warning
Indiana - Flood Warning , Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Record Report
Kansas - Record Report
Kentucky - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Maine - Coastal Flood Statement , Public Information Statement
Maryland - Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Massachusetts - Coastal Flood Statement , High Surf Advisory , High Surf Advisory, Coastal Flood Statement , Public Information Statement
Michigan - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement , Special Statement , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Minnesota - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch
Montana - Fire Weather Watch
Nebraska - Record Report
Nevada - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Fire Weather Watch
New Hampshire - Coastal Flood Statement
New Jersey - Public Information Statement
New Mexico - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Special Statement , Record Report
New York - High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement , Coastal Flood Statement , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Beach Hazard Statement , Special Statement, Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
North Dakota - Flood Warning
Ohio - Areal Flood Warning , Beach Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement
Oregon - Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning, Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Watch, Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning
Pennsylvania - Flood Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement
Puerto Rico - Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory
Rhode Island - High Surf Advisory , Public Information Statement
South Carolina - Special Statement , Beach Hazard Statement
South Dakota - Public Information Statement
Texas - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement , Areal Flood Advisory , Coastal Flood Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement, Areal Flood Advisory , Coastal Hazard Statement , Special Statement , Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Utah - Excessive Heat Warning , Fire Weather Warning
Virginia - Public Information Statement
Washington - Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
West Virginia - Public Information Statement
Wisconsin - Flood Warning
Wyoming - Areal Flood Warning

More From CBS Chicago

News Via Email
Podcast Network
Free Weather App!

Listen Live