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.

1 to 3 feet.

Updated: Saturday 1/25/2020 @ 1:08 (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: Saturday 1/25/2020 @ 1:08 (Source: NWS Surfcast)

Weather Forecast

Showers, mainly before 1am, then areas of drizzle with a chance of showers after 2am. Patchy fog before 5am. Temperature rising to around 39 by 5am. East wind 7 to 10 mph becoming south southeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Areas of drizzle with a chance of showers before 2pm, then a chance of showers after 2pm. Patchy fog between 11am and noon. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 39. South southeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday Night:
A 30 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 38. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Updated: Saturday 1/25/2020 @ 1:08 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)

Bacteria Warnings


Updated: Saturday 1/25/2020 @ 1:08 (Source: Michigan BeachGuard System)

UV Index Forecast

Updated: Saturday 1/25/2020 @ 1:08 (Source: EPA SunWise)

GLERL Nowcast

Nowcast Windspeed Nowcast Water Temperature Nowcast Water Currents

GLERL Forecast

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