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Labor Day Weekend Boating Forecast: High waves and dangerous swimming

South Haven waves hit spectators on pier
Posted at 6:10 AM, Sep 04, 2021

WEST MICHIGAN — With Labor Day weekend here, all eyes are on the lakeshore! The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a Beach Hazards Statement and Small Craft Advisory until Labor Day Monday. Strong winds along the lakeshore are expected each day of Labor Day weekend, leading to high wave heights and potentially dangerous swimming conditions.

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The winds will shift on Sunday, becoming more westerly. Wave heights between three to five feet are expected on Sunday and Labor Day. On these days, the north sides of piers are the places to be the most cautious.

Whether you are boating, swimming, or simply walking on the pier, it is important to use caution this weekend. High wave heights could lead to waves washing over the pier, which could potentially sweep walkers in.

For your latest West Michigan forecast, stay tuned with FOX 17.