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:

5 to 7 feet

Updated: Friday 12/4/2020 @ 12:32 (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: Friday 12/4/2020 @ 12:32 (Source: NWS Surfcast)

Weather Forecast

Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 42 by 10pm. Breezy, with a west southwest wind around 21 mph.

Partly sunny, with a high near 40. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph becoming north 9 to 14 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night:
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. North wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Updated: Friday 12/4/2020 @ 12:32 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)

Bacteria Warnings


Updated: Friday 12/4/2020 @ 12:32 (Source: Michigan BeachGuard System)

UV Index Forecast

Updated: Friday 12/4/2020 @ 12:32 (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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