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Hazardous Traveling Conditions for the Midwest; Strong Pacific Storm Approaching

A storm will track across portions of the Midwest and into the western Great Lakes through Friday as a combination of a wintry mixture and rain will result in hazardous traveling conditions. A strong Pacific system will be approaching with high winds, and heavier rain and snow late Friday into the weekend with impacts spreading across much of the West. Across Hawaii, strong winds and high surf. Read More >

Great Lakes Beach Hazards

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About Great Lakes Beach Forecasts & Statements: They are issued seasonally for the U.S. side of Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Ontario, and Lake Superior from roughly Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend (weather dependent). Beach forecasts contain a daily swim risk, which is based on that days threat of high waves and dangerous currents. Beach hazard statements provide additional details on high swim risk days.

 

As of September 30, 2022 the Surf Zone Forecast has ended across the Great Lakes for the season. The Surf Zone Forecast for the Great Lakes will resume in late May 2023.

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