Dangerous Swimming Conditions on Lake Michigan Today

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Grand Rapids, MI – Hazardous swimming conditions persist on Lake Michigan today, with wave heights between 3 and 6 feet.

According to the US National Weather Service in Grand Rapids, strong northwest to north winds at 15-25 mph are contributing to the dangerous conditions, particularly on the north sides of piers and structures. Beaches between St. Joseph and Manistee are affected, with warnings to avoid swimming in these areas due to high risks from waves and currents. The warning is in effect through late this evening.

The National Weather Service has highlighted the risks associated with these high waves and strong currents, advising beachgoers to stay out of the water. The red flag warning indicates that swimming is highly dangerous and potentially life-threatening. Even experienced swimmers are advised to stay onshore until conditions improve.

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