Small Craft Advisories and a Hazardous Beach Statement will be in effect from 8 pm this evening until 8 pm Friday evening. This is for north winds of 10-20 knots and waves of 3-5 feet. As of noon – most beaches were reporting waves of 2-3 feet.

Yellow and red flags are flying at the Lake Michigan beaches this Friday PM. If you want to do some swimming, it’s best to be at a smaller inland lake.

Hazardous Swim Conditions Expected Late Friday

  • Northerly winds will build waves this evening through Friday evening
  • Dangerous waves and currents are expected
  • Structural currents are expected on the north sides of north piers
  • Particularly dangerous beaches include but are not limited to:
    • Stearns Park in Ludington
    • Mears State Park in Pentwater
    • Muskegon State Park in Muskegon
    • Holland State Park in Holland
    • North Beach in South Haven

Current water temperatures: Ludington 70°, Pentwater 70°, Hoffmaster S.P. 68°, Grand Haven 68°, Holland S.P. 66°, Saugatuck 70°, S. Haven 71°. Inland Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids is at 76° as of Friday PM.

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I had 0.07″ of rain at my house in Alpine Township Thursday PM. Currently light rain here and 68°,

ALSO: World War Two shipwrecks, ancient stones and carvings unearthed by drought. A sad result of western windfarms.