Potentially dangerous swimming conditions in Lake Michigan on Sunday

Small Craft Advisories in effect
Posted at 3:07 PM, Aug 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-22 15:07:22-04

WEST MICHIGAN — The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a Small Craft Advisory until 8 p.m. Sunday evening. Northerly winds are expected to range between 15 to 25 knots on Sunday, leading to wave heights between 2 to 5 feet. This is all due to a passing cold front. As the front passes over West Michigan, the winds will become stronger. The strongest winds are expected later Sunday afternoon and evening.


Beach Hazards Statements have also been posted, beginning at 11 a.m. on Sunday. With strong winds expected from the north, the north sides of piers will potentially be the most dangerous. Swimming is not advised on Sunday, as rip currents and high waves are projected.

Use extreme caution on piers today, as high waves could sweep people into the water.

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