Weather Alerts for Montague

Issued by the National Weather Service

Heat Advisory  HEAT ADVISORY   Heat Advisory
MONTAGUE

Areas Affected:
Clare - Gratiot - Isabella - Lake - Mason - Mecosta - Montcalm - Muskegon - Newaygo - Oceana - Osceola
Effective: Thu, 7/18 12:00pm Updated: Thu, 7/18 1:08pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sat, 7/20 8:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT SATURDAY...
HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
* Heat indices will approach or exceed 100 degrees Friday and
Saturday.
* Overnight low temperatures in the low 70s with continued muggy
conditions.
IMPACTS...
* Heat illnesses are possible for those spending prolonged
periods outside or in non-air conditioned environments. The
heat is most dangerous to the elderly and young children.
* Non-air conditioned car interiors will reach lethal
temperatures in minutes.
* Direct sun on pets and other animals will accentuate chances
for heat illnesses.

Information:
* Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.
When possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early
morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat
exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose
fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
* To reduce risk during outdoor work the Occupational Safety
and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest
breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone
overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded
location. Heat stroke is an emergency...call 9 1 1.
* Weather Preparedness Information is available on line at
www.ready.gov/heat.

Special Weather Statement  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT   Special Weather Statement
MONTAGUE

Areas Affected:
Lake - Mason - Muskegon - Newaygo - Oceana
Effective: Thu, 7/18 12:00pm Updated: Thu, 7/18 1:08pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 7/18 3:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...Gusty Winds Possible into the Early Afternoon Hours...
South to southeast winds of 35 to 40 mph are possible through 200 pm
as a wave of low pressure moves through. These kind of winds could
cause scattered power outages. The wind is forecasted to diminish
after 200 pm.

Beach Hazards Statement  BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT   Beach Hazards Statement
MONTAGUE

Areas Affected:
Mason - Muskegon - Oceana - Ottawa
Effective: Thu, 7/18 11:58am Updated: Thu, 7/18 1:08pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 7/19 8:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...
* HIGH WAVE ACTION... STRONG CURRENTS AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING
CONDITIONS EXPECTED.
* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS POSSIBLE
* STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS EXPECTED
* RIP CURRENTS POSSIBLE
* LOCATION...BEACHES FROM HOLLAND TO MANISTEE
* BEACHES WITH PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS INCLUDE...
South Beach in South Haven... Grand Haven State park... Pere
Marquette Park in Muskegon.
* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...Southerly winds will increase
Thursday morning and last through Friday. This will create
dangerous conditions for swimmers as large waves and strong
currents develop. Waves will likely overtop breakwater piers,
potentially sweeping people into the water and away from
shore.

Information:
Stay off of breakwater piers as waves will likely sweep over
them.
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.

Air Quality Alert  AIR QUALITY ALERT   Air Quality Alert
MONTAGUE

Areas Affected:
Allegan - Kent - Muskegon - Ottawa - Van Buren
Effective: Thu, 7/18 11:58am Updated: Thu, 7/18 1:08pm Urgency: Unknown
Expires: Thu, 7/18 11:00pm Severity: Unknown Certainty: Unknown

 
Details:
...Air Quality Alert for Thursday July 18th...
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
has declared Thursday July 18th...to be an Action Day for elevated
levels of ozone. Pollutants are expected to be in the unhealthy for
sensitive groups range.
The Action Day is in effect for the following Michigan counties...
Muskegon, Ottawa, Kent, Allegan and Van Buren Counties.
People and businesses are urged to avoid activities which lead
to ozone formation. These activities include...refueling vehicles
or topping off when refueling...using gasoline powered lawn
equipment...and using charcoal lighter fluid. Positive activities
include...car pooling...biking to work...delaying or combining
errands...and using water based paints.
It is recommended that active children and adults...and persons
with respiratory diseases such as asthma...limit prolonged
outdoor exertion.
For further information...please see the Michigan Department of
Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy page on the internet at...
http://www.michigan.gov/EGLE.

Hydrologic Outlook  HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK   Hydrologic Outlook
MONTAGUE

Areas Affected:
Allegan - Barry - Calhoun - Clare - Clinton - Eaton - Gratiot - Ingham - Ionia - Isabella - Jackson - Kalamazoo - Kent - Lake - Mason - Mecosta - Montcalm - Muskegon - Newaygo - Oceana - Osceola - Ottawa - Van Buren
Effective: Thu, 7/18 3:31am Updated: Thu, 7/18 1:08pm Urgency: Future
Expires: Fri, 7/19 3:45am Severity: Unknown Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...Rises in smalls streams and ponding of water on roads and low-
lying areas possible tonight...
Heavy rain-producing showers and thunderstorms are possible
tonight, especially after midnight. Localized total rainfall
amounts in excess of 2 inches are possible which will be enough to
cause small streams to rise and water to pond on roadways and in
low- lying areas. It is possible some small streams may briefly
overflow their banks if the heaviest rain tracks over the same
areas repeatedly.
Additional heavy rain is possible Saturday night into Sunday,
which may cause renewed flooding concerns if the same areas are
hit repeatedly.
The latest observations and forecasts are always available at
www.weather.gov/grr.