Dangerous swimming conditions developing along Lake Michigan

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Lake Michigan sunset Tricia Morris

MUSKEGON, Mich. – With a cold front approaching with a change in wind direction, beach hazards advisories are going up along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

The Muskegon Public Safety Office issued the statement Monday that the conditions will remain in effect through Tuesday afternoon.  Conditions expected are:

  • High wave action with strong currents and dangerous swimming conditions.
  • Strong structural currents.
  • Strong longshore currents.
  • Rip currents are possible.

The conditions are expected from Grand Haven, north to Manistee Monday.

Beaches with particulary dangerous southerly flow conditions include Pere Marquette Park in Muskegon on Monday.  When the winds shift to the north on Tuesday, Stearns Park in Ludington, Mears State Park in Pentwater and Muskegon State Park will be particularly dangerous. Most Lake Michigan shore areas will be under high swim hazard risks on Tuesday.  Small craft advisories are also expected.

For the latest FOX 17 Forecast and interactive radar, click here.

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