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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Statement as of 2:55 PM CDT on August 02, 2015

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on August 02, 2015

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
central and western lower Michigan
central and southern Wisconsin
Lake Michigan

* effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 255 PM until
1000 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
widespread damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
    to 80 mph possible
widespread large hail likely with isolated very large hail
    events to 2.5 inches in diameter possible
a tornado or two possible

Summary... thunderstorms will intensify over Wisconsin this afternoon
and track rapidly east-southeastward across the watch area.
Parameters are favorable for bowing storms capable of damaging winds
and large hail. A few tornadoes are also possible.

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch area is approximately along and 75
statute miles north and south of a line from 25 miles southwest
of Camp Douglas Wisconsin to 30 miles northeast of Lansing
Michigan. For a complete depiction of the watch see the
associated watch outline update (wous64 kwns wou2).

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Remember... a Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch
area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for
threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements
and possible warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally
do produce tornadoes.

Other watch information... continue... ww 461...

Aviation... a few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft
to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 70
knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm
motion vector 28035.

... Hart

Beach Hazard Statement

Statement as of 3:07 PM EDT on August 02, 2015

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on August 03, 2015

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Monday

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

* Strong structural currents expected.

* Strong longshore currents expected.

* Rip currents expected.

* Location... beaches from St. Joseph to Manistee.

* Beaches with particularly dangerous conditions late tonight
and Sunday include... South Beach in South Haven... Grand Haven
State Park... Pere Marquette Park in Muskegon.

* Overview/potential impacts... southwest winds 25 to 30 mph with
higher gusts possible. Waves will build to 3 to 6 feet with
locally higher waves likely.

A squall line is expected to move through the area this
evening. This will have the potential to bring very strong
winds and extremely dangerous conditions for a period this

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.

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