Play it safe

Beach and water safety are an important part to your vacation.  Be prepared and know what to expect.  Lake Michigan is big and beautiful but many do not realize it is a fresh water ocean.  Rip currents can and do occur.  Make sure you, your friends and family know how to handle themselves if caught in a rip current.  Some parks offer the flag system but the best protection is being aware of the water conditions and  knowledgeable about what to do in case of an emergency.

Water and Wave Forecast

Beach winds:
Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph becoming south 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Waves:
1 to 3 feet.

Updated: Tuesday 11/12/2019 @ 8:45 (Source: NWS Surfcast)

Swim Hazard Risk

LOW: A low risk of swimming hazards implies that large waves and strong currents are not expected along the shore.

Updated: Tuesday 11/12/2019 @ 8:45 (Source: NWS Surfcast)

Weather Forecast

Overnight:
Snow showers. Low around 22. Blustery, with a north northwest wind around 22 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Tuesday:
Snow showers, mainly before 3pm. High near 25. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Tuesday Night:
A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 27 by 4am. West northwest wind 8 to 16 mph becoming south southwest after midnight.

Updated: Tuesday 11/12/2019 @ 8:45 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)

Bacteria Warnings

n/a

Updated: Tuesday 11/12/2019 @ 8:45 (Source: Michigan BeachGuard System)

UV Index Forecast

Updated: Tuesday 11/12/2019 @ 8:45 (Source: EPA SunWise)

GLERL Nowcast

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GLERL Forecast

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