Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Chicago, IL

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
941 PM CDT SUN AUG 2 2015

LMZ740-777-030315-
/O.CON.KLOT.MA.W.0031.000000T0000Z-150803T0315Z/
941 PM CDT SUN AUG 2 2015

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1015 PM CDT...

FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS...
  NEARSHORE AND ADJACENT OPEN WATERS FROM WINTHROP HARBOR TO WILMETTE
HARBOR...

AT 940 PM CDT...A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING
WATERSPOUTS...LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 11 NM SOUTHWEST OF
WINTHROP HARBOR TO 20 NM SOUTHEAST OF KENOSHA TO 31 NM WEST OF THE
ST. JOSEPH LIGHT...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 50 KNOTS.

HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS...WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 KNOTS AND LARGE
         HAIL.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY
         HAZARDOUS SEAS. BOATS COULD SUFFER SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL
         DAMAGE IN HIGH WINDS AND HAIL. SMALL CRAFT COULD CAPSIZE IN
         SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS...HIGH WAVES...DANGEROUS LIGHTNING...
AND HEAVY RAINS. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY...UNTIL
THESE STORMS PASS.

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

&&

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 AM CDT FOR
NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS.

LAT...LON 4246 8702 4212 8696 4211 8760 4208 8768
      4212 8774 4227 8783 4248 8780
TIME...MOT...LOC 0240Z 299DEG 62KT 4234 8800 4231 8756 4222 8719

WATERSPOUT...OBSERVED
HAIL...>.75IN
WIND...50KTS

$$

RODRIGUEZ



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