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 hazards statement in effect THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

Beach winds:
Southwest winds around 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon

4 to 6 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet late in the day

Updated: Monday 9/27/2021 @ 4:00 (Source: NWS Surfcast)

Swim Hazard Risk

HIGH: A high risk of swimming hazards means that dangerous waves and currents are expected along the shore. Swimming conditions may be life threatening to anyone entering the water.

Updated: Monday 9/27/2021 @ 4:00 (Source: NWS Surfcast)

Weather Forecast

This Afternoon:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. West wind 8 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. North northwest wind 10 to 13 mph becoming northeast after midnight.

Sunny, with a high near 70. East northeast wind 5 to 9 mph.

Updated: Monday 9/27/2021 @ 4:00 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)

Bacteria Warnings


Updated: Monday 9/27/2021 @ 4:00 (Source: Michigan BeachGuard System)

UV Index Forecast

Updated: Monday 9/27/2021 @ 4:00 (Source: EPA SunWise)

GLERL Nowcast

Nowcast Windspeed Nowcast Water Temperature Nowcast Water Currents

GLERL Forecast

Forecast Windspeed Forecast Water Temperature Forecast Water Currents

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