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:
Northeast winds around 20 mph becoming north around 10 mph in the afternoon

1 to 3 feet

Updated: Friday 9/18/2020 @ 4:05 (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: Friday 9/18/2020 @ 4:05 (Source: NWS Surfcast)

Weather Forecast

This Afternoon:
Sunny, with a high near 60. North wind 9 to 15 mph.

Clear, with a low around 45. North wind 11 to 17 mph becoming east southeast after midnight.

Sunny, with a high near 58. Southeast wind 6 to 9 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.

Updated: Friday 9/18/2020 @ 4:05 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)

Bacteria Warnings


Updated: Friday 9/18/2020 @ 4:05 (Source: Michigan BeachGuard System)

UV Index Forecast

Updated: Friday 9/18/2020 @ 4:05 (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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