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WHUS43 KGRR 290150
CFWGRR

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
950 PM EDT TUE JUN 28 2016

MIZ056-064-071-290600-
/O.CON.KGRR.BH.S.0006.000000T0000Z-160629T0600Z/
OTTAWA-ALLEGAN-VAN BUREN-
950 PM EDT TUE JUN 28 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT
WEDNESDAY...

* HIGH WAVE ACTION...STRONG CURRENTS AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING
  CONDITIONS EXPECTED.

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* RIP CURRENTS POSSIBLE.

* LOCATION...BEACHES FROM ST. JOSEPH TO GRAND HAVEN

* BEACHES WITH PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS INCLUDE NORTH
  BEACH IN SOUTH HAVEN AND HOLLAND STATE PARK.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS AND
  WAVES OF 4 TO 7 FEET WILL DIMINISH OVERNIGHT.

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.

&&

$$

MEADE

WEATHER.GOV/GRR




000
WHUS43 KGRR 290009
CFWGRR

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
809 PM EDT TUE JUN 28 2016

MIZ037-043-050-290115-
/O.CAN.KGRR.BH.S.0006.000000T0000Z-160629T0600Z/
MASON-OCEANA-MUSKEGON-
809 PM EDT TUE JUN 28 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS CANCELLED THE
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT.

WINDS AND WAVES WILL CONTINUE TO DIMINISH THIS EVENING.

$$

MIZ056-064-071-290600-
/O.CON.KGRR.BH.S.0006.000000T0000Z-160629T0600Z/
OTTAWA-ALLEGAN-VAN BUREN-
809 PM EDT TUE JUN 28 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT
WEDNESDAY...

* HIGH WAVE ACTION...STRONG CURRENTS AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING
  CONDITIONS EXPECTED.

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* RIP CURRENTS POSSIBLE.

* LOCATION...BEACHES FROM ST. JOSEPH TO GRAND HAVEN

* BEACHES WITH PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS INCLUDE NORTH
  BEACH IN SOUTH HAVEN AND HOLLAND STATE PARK.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS AND
  WAVES OF 4 TO 7 FEET WILL DIMINISH LATER THIS 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.

&&

$$

MEADE

WEATHER.GOV/GRR




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