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Muskegon Police Department
Monday June 12th, 2017 :: 11:12 a.m. EDT
Advisory

Beach Hazards Statement in effect until 4 p.m. on Monday, Jun 12, 2017

BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS
AFTERNOON...

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

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED

* STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS EXPECTED

* RIP CURRENTS POSSIBLE

* LOCATION...BEACHES FROM HOLLAND TO MANISTEE

BEACHES WITH PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS INCLUDE GRAND
HAVEN STATE PARK AND PERE MARQUETTE PARK IN MUSKEGON.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...SOUTH WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH
WAVES OF 3 TO 5 FEET ARE EXPECTED FOR THIS MORNING, GRADUALLY
DIMINISHING THIS AFTERNOON. THE SOUTH SIDE OF PIER STRUCTURES
WILL BE A DANGEROUS PLACE TO SWIM.

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.

Address/Location
Muskegon Police Department
980 Jefferson Street
Muskegon, MI 49440

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 231-724-6750

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