Michigan Memorial Day Brings Strong Current Advisory for Swimmers

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Memorial Day in Detroit started with a warning for swimmers as strong currents pose significant risks across Michigan’s lakes. Thunderstorms and gusty winds add to the hazardous conditions expected throughout the day.

According to the US National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac, a strong current advisory is in effect for all nearshore waters today. The advisory warns that currents, driven by winds reaching up to 30 mph, could pull swimmers into deeper waters. Waves are expected to reach up to 7 feet, further increasing the danger.

A small craft advisory is also in place for Lake Huron, with specific warnings for western Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair from noon Monday to 4 a.m. Tuesday. These conditions are hazardous for both boaters and swimmers, with high winds and large waves creating unsafe environments.

Residents and visitors are urged to stay out of the water and heed all warnings from the National Weather Service. The combination of strong currents, high waves, and gusty winds creates a particularly perilous situation for anyone near the water. Authorities advise monitoring local weather updates for the latest safety information.

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