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:
Breezy

Waves:
5 to 7 feet

Updated: Monday 3/8/2021 @ 8:01 (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 3/8/2021 @ 8:01 (Source: NWS Surfcast)

Weather Forecast

Overnight:
Partly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 40. South wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Monday:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 8 to 13 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.

Monday Night:
Areas of dense fog after 5am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 35. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming east southeast after midnight.

Updated: Monday 3/8/2021 @ 8:01 (Source: NOAA Point Forecast)

Bacteria Warnings

n/a

Updated: Monday 3/8/2021 @ 8:01 (Source: Michigan BeachGuard System)

UV Index Forecast

Updated: Monday 3/8/2021 @ 8:01 (Source: EPA SunWise)

GLERL Nowcast

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GLERL Forecast

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