Current Watches and Warnings
Beach Hazard Statement
Statement as of 5:07 AM EDT on July 28, 2014
Expires 5:00 PM EDT on July 28, 2014
... Beach hazards statement in effect until 5 PM EDT this
The National Weather Service in Gaylord has issued a beach
hazards statement for dangerous swimming conditions... which is in
effect until 5 PM EDT this afternoon.
* High wave action... strong currents and dangerous swimming
* Rip currents... possible.
* Location... beaches from Grand Traverse light south to Manistee.
* Overview/potential impacts... north winds will frequently gust to
25 knots through mid afternoon. That may allow rip currents to
develop along north-facing beaches... and longshore currents
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.
Channel currents are strong currents that move parallel to shore
in between the beach and an offshore feature such as a set of
rocks or an island. If walking along a sandbar out to the island
or rocks... the current can sweep you into deeper water.
Outlet currents are powerful channels of water flowing from river
mouths or other outlets into the lake. Never swim near river
mouths or other outlets as the current can sweep you into deeper
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.
Please visit the following website to share your thoughts on the
new beach hazards statement...
- Alabama - Coastal Hazard Statement , Heat Advisory
- Alaska - Record Report
- Arizona - Flash Flood Watch , Record Report , Public Information Statement
- Arkansas - Flood Warning , Special Statement
- California - Flash Flood Watch , Record Report
- Colorado - Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
- Connecticut - Special Statement
- Florida - Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement , Heat Advisory
- Georgia - Heat Advisory , Record Report
- Guam - High Surf Advisory
- Idaho - Heat Advisory
- Illinois - Beach Hazard Statement
- Indiana - Beach Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement
- Kansas - Record Report
- Kentucky - Record Report
- Louisiana - Special Statement
- Massachusetts - Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
- Michigan - Beach Hazard Statement
- Minnesota - Record Report
- Montana - Record Report
- Nevada - Flash Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
- New Mexico - Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flood Watch / Flood Statement
- New York - Areal Flood Watch , Special Statement
- North Carolina - Record Report
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- Ohio - Coastal Hazard Statement, Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Hazard Statement , Flash Flood Watch
- Oklahoma - Areal Flood Advisory
- Pennsylvania - Coastal Hazard Statement, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch
- Rhode Island - Special Statement
- South Carolina - Heat Advisory , Record Report
- South Dakota - Record Report
- Tennessee - Record Report
- Texas - Areal Flood Advisory , Heat Advisory , Special Statement
- Utah - Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
- Vermont - Special Statement
- Virginia - Record Report
- Washington - Heat Advisory
- Wisconsin - Beach Hazard Statement
- Wyoming - Record Report