Western Michigan Shoreline Alert: Dangerous 6-Foot Waves Expected


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Grand Rapids, MI – Dangerous waves up to six feet high are expected on Lake Michigan beaches from tonight through Monday evening, creating hazardous swimming conditions.

According to the US National Weather Service Grand Rapids, wave heights will build to between 3-6 feet, particularly endangering the north sides of piers and structures. Swimmers are advised to avoid entering the water, especially in areas between St. Joseph and Manistee, as northwesterly winds are anticipated to reach 15-25 mph. The advisory highlights the need for caution due to the elevated risk of strong currents and high waves.

The weather service’s alert emphasizes that the most perilous conditions will prevail from 6 p.m. this evening through 11 p.m. Monday. High winds are expected to exacerbate the wave conditions, making swimming and other water activities extremely dangerous. Residents and visitors are urged to heed warnings and stay informed through local weather updates.


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