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Michigan, Van Buren

Beach Hazard Statement

Statement as of 10:51 PM EDT on June 26, 2017

Expires 5:00 AM EDT on June 27, 2017

... Beach hazards statement now in effect until 5 am EDT Tuesday...

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

* Strong structural currents, strong longshore currents, and rip
currents expected.

* Location... all beaches from St Joseph to Manistee.

* Overview/potential impacts... northwest winds of 15 to 25 knots
and 3 to 5 foot waves prior to midnight will make it very
dangerous to swim in Lake Michigan. Conditions will improve
significantly toward morning.

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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