109  
WHUS43 KDTX 180805  
CFWDTX  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI  
405 AM EDT FRI AUG 18 2017  
   
..DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS TODAY
 
 
MIZ049-182030-  
/O.NEW.KDTX.BH.S.0008.170818T0805Z-170819T0000Z/  
HURON-  
405 AM EDT FRI AUG 18 2017  
   
..BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A  
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS  
EVENING.  
 
* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED.  
 
* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS...EXPECTED.  
 
* LOCATION...BEACHES FROM CASEVILLE TO PORT AUSTIN INCLUDING...  
 
SAND POINT...PORT CRESCENT STATE PARK...  
 
* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS... SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS  
WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS WILL BE COMMON THROUGH THE DAY. HIGH  
WAVES DEVELOPING ON THE WESTERN AND NORTHERN SHORELINE WILL MAKE  
SWIMMING HAZARDOUS...ESPECIALLY NEAR PIERS AND BREAKWALLS.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
CHILDREN SHOULD NOT ENTER THE WATER UNSUPERVISED AND WITHOUT A  
CERTIFIED FLOTATION DEVICE. CAUTION SHOULD BE USED WHEN IN OR NEAR  
THE WATER. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND SIGNS POSTED NEAR BEACH  
ACCESS POINTS AND LIFEGUARD STATIONS.  
 
HIGH WAVE ACTION ALONE CAN MAKE SWIMMING DIFFICULT ON DAYS SUCH  
AS THIS. INCOMING WAVES IN RAPID SUCCESSION CAN TIRE A SWIMMER  
QUICKLY.  
 
STRUCTURAL CURRENTS FORM ALONG PIERS WHERE LONGSHORE CURRENTS AND  
WAVE ACTION FLOW INTO THE STRUCTURE. STRUCTURAL CURRENTS CAN  
SWEEP YOU OUT LAKEWARD ALONG THE PIER STRUCTURE.  
 
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DANGEROUS WAVES AND CURRENTS PLEASE VISIT  
DANGEROUSCURRENTS.ORG (ALL LOWER CASE)  
 

 
 

 
 
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