by Shawn Householder, UpperMichiganSource.com

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) – The ever-changing weather on Lake Michigan and Lake Superior can quickly create a variety of water hazards during this time of year.

The chance of dangerous rip currents and high frequency longshore currents increases dramatically with winds as low as 20 MPH. Those difficult-to-predict waves can quickly carry you dangerously close to a number of water hazards.

Always stay well away from man-made structures. It’s best to also avoid mouths of rivers as well as rock formations in places like McCarty’s Cove, Picnic Rocks and Black Rocks where rip currents are very common and fatalities have occurred.

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