Coast Guard urges caution on Lake Michigan due to weather conditions

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News Release  

July 16, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard 9th District Great Lakes
Contact: Sector Lake Michigan
Office: (414) 747-7190

Coast Guard urges caution on Lake Michigan due to weather conditions


CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is urging caution at Illinois, Indiana and Michigan beaches along Lake Michigan due to hazardous weather conditions, Sunday.

Life threatening waves up to eight feet and winds up to 25 miles-per-hour causing strong rip currents are expected today and through the night.

A beach hazards statement with high-risk swim conditions at beaches all along western, southern, and eastern Lake Michigan is in effect through Monday morning. People visiting the beach should stay out of the water while the beach hazards statement remains in effect.

People are also advised to stay off of rocks, jetties and piers as high waves and heavy surfs can unexpectedly sweep a person off of structures and into the water.

Although hazardous conditions are expected to subside Sunday night into Monday, it can take an additional day for the lake conditions to calm.