Dangerous Lake Michigan Conditions Reported Going Into Labor Day Weekend North of Muskegon
Labor Day weekend is finally here, and it usually is the signal for the last summer hurrahs we may want to throw. We want to get out and enjoy the warmth of summer while the pools and lakes are still tolerable here in Michigan.
But, if you're planning to back up the car and head to Lake Michigan to have some fun in the sun to start your long weekend- you may want to stay south of Muskegon.
A Beach Hazards Statement has been issued by the National Weather Service for Mason and Oceana counties through late tonight, which is the official version of a red flag warning.
Why did they offer a beach hazards statement for Friday September 2nd, 2022?
The National Weather Service is warning of extremely high waves in this area. They say you can expect to see waves up to 2 to 5 feet tall in this area, which makes chances of drowning much higher, especially for smaller and weaker swimmers.
These may seem like the perfect waves to surf, but that adventure could earn you a ticket during this hazard warning, so it's best to wait until the waves die down Saturday morning.
What beaches are effected?
Some of the beaches you will want to avoid today include The Ludington State Park Beach, Stearns Park Beach, Silver Lake State Park, and Mears. You will want to check to see what color the flag is at each beach your visiting, or you can usually check online to see if they're open for swimming during the hazard.
Stay safe this weekend, enjoy the water, and make sure you avoid high waves so you can continue to have a great last weekend of summer.