Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Chicago, IL

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
706 PM CDT SUN JUL 24 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO  HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  NEARSHORE WATERS FROM GARY TO MICHIGAN CITY...
  OPEN WATERS FROM WILMETTE HARBOR TO MICHIGAN CITY OUT TO MID
  LAKE...

* UNTIL 830 PM CDT

* AT 703 PM CDT...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM...LOCATED 5 NM SOUTHEAST OF
  NORTHERLY ISLAND...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...SMALL CRAFT COULD BE DAMAGED IN BRIEFLY HIGHER WINDS AND
           SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.

* THE STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL REACH BURNS HARBOR AROUND 745 PM CDT
  AND MICHIGAN CITY AROUND 805 PM CDT...THOUGH OUTFLOW WINDS WILL
  LIKELY ARRIVE 15 MINUTES AHEAD OF THE STORMS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS...HIGH WAVES...DANGEROUS LIGHTNING...
AND HEAVY RAINS. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY...UNTIL
THIS STORM PASSES.

FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. IF CAUGHT ON THE
OPEN WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE...KEEP AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED
METAL OBJECTS.

&&

LAT...LON 4166 8709 4164 8712 4165 8714 4163 8716
      4162 8727 4195 8707 4193 8697 4179 8697
      4179 8696 4173 8691 4172 8690
TIME...MOT...LOC 0003Z 298DEG 25KT 4180 8743

HAIL...0.00IN
WIND...>34KTS

$$

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