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Beach Hazard Statement

Statement as of 3:23 PM EDT on August 23, 2016

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on August 25, 2016

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through late
Wednesday night...

* high wave action... strong currents and dangerous swimming
conditions expected.

* Strong structural currents expected.

* Strong longshore currents expected.

* Rip currents possible.

* Location... beaches from South Haven to Manistee.

Beaches on the south side of piers will be particularly
dangerous. This includes Grand Haven State Park and Pere
Marquette Park in Muskegon.

* Overview/potential impacts... south winds of to 15 to 25 knots
will continue into Wednesday night. This will cause waves of 3
to 6 feet into Wednesday night.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

High wave action makes swimming difficult and can tire even a
strong swimmer quickly.

Structural currents form along piers where longshore currents and
wave action flow into the structure. Structural currents can
sweep you out into deeper water along the pier structure.

A longshore current is a lake current that moves parallel to
shore. Longshore currents can be strong enough to prevent
swimmers from being able to keep their feet on the bottom...
making it difficult to return to shore.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore... which occur most often at low spots or breaks in
sandbars. Rip currents can sweep you into deeper water.

Public Information Statement

Statement as of 11:00 AM EDT on August 23, 2016

... NWS damage survey for 08/20/2016 EF-1 tornado in Van
Buren/Allegan counties...

An EF-1 tornado touched down just southwest of Bangor Michigan on
Saturday, August 20th and tracked northeast through town. The entire
city lost power as well as hundreds of trees. Multiple structures in
Bangor were damaged as well. Roof damage was noted on Main Street.
New beginning ministries and the Bangor Police Department sustained

The tornado then tracked further northeast, causing significant
damage at True Blue farms along County Road 215 and the Columbia
township Hall in Grand Junction. The tornado tracked into extreme
southern Allegan County before lifting about 2.5 miles northeast of
Grand Junction on 103rd Ave west of 52nd street.

A separate tornado occurred from approximately 118th Avenue
southeast of Fennville northeast to the Ottawa County border,
continuing into Ottawa County. We are still investigating the
precise start location of this tornado. Details will be provided
when they are known.

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: between 90 and 110 mph
path length: around 10.6 miles
path width: approximately 50 to 150 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Aug 20 2016
start time: approximately 113 PM EDT
start location: around 1.5 miles southwest of Bangor
start lat/lon: 42.296 N, 86.126 W

End date: Aug 20 2016
end time: approximately 131 PM EDT
end location: around 2.5 miles northeast of Grand Junction
end lat/lon: 42.44 N, 86.055 W

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies
tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS storm data.

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