Dangerous Rip Currents & Cool Overnight Lows - 07/23/13
The last time I updated this was not recent, I'll put it that way. There are two big topics to handle. The first is rip currents that are currently in the developmental stage at the Lake Shore. Strong, north-northwesterly winds blow to 25 knots. That converts to roughly 30 mph. This wind action mandates an appropriate response in Lake Michigan. The response is waves growing to 8 feet by the end of today. Rip and structural currents last through Wednesday evening. Water temperatures should drop into the 60s thanks to upwelling of colder water. The other big story is some of the coldest overnight lows in more than 10 days (7.12 ... 55) settle into West Michigan tonight. Lows around 50 degrees are reasonable inland, but our normal cool spots should make a run at the 40s. Even colder air is on deck this weekend. Look for more regular posts right here at Your Port in the Storm!