Recreational Beach Forecasts Start June 15th for Marquette & Alger County
NWS Marquette will begin issuing the Recreational Beach Forecast on June 15th for Marquette and Alger County beaches along Lake Superior. Part of being safe on the beach means checking the wave and weather conditions before leaving home (Know the forecast BEFORE you go to the beach). NWS Marquette beach forecasts will be issued through just after Labor Day weekend, depending on weather conditions. If strong currents and large waves are expected at the beach, NWS Marquette may issue a Beach Hazards Statement to alert the public of these exceptionally dangerous conditions. This statement will give additional details about the hazards expected.
You can find the Recreational Beach Forecast and Beach Hazards Statements here: NWS MQT Beach Forecast Page
Before you go into the water, you should know about the various hazards you can expect while swimming on the Great Lakes, such as waves, dangerous currents, and hypothermia. Know where and when dangerous currents develop, and avoid swimming in those locations and conditions.
Check out our Great Lakes Beach Hazards Page for more information.
You can also check the flag color before you leave for Marquette City beaches online at the City of Marquette Waterfront Safety Page.
If you have any questions about Recreational Forecasts and Beach Hazards Statements, or about dangerous currents and other beach hazards on the Great Lakes contact NWS Marquette 24-7 at 906-475-5212.
You can also email the NWS Marquette Beach Hazards Program managers at: