Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
1242 AM EDT THU MAY 18 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  NEARSHORE AND OPEN WATERS FROM SOUTH HAVEN TO PENTWATER MI...

* UNTIL 215 AM EDT.

* AT 1240 AM EDT...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM 20 NM EAST OF PORT WASHINGTON WISCONSIN TO NEAR
  WINTHROP HARBOR ILLINOIS...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS ABOVE DECK IN BRIEFLY HIGHER WINDS
           AND SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  THE HOLLAND PIERHEADS...THE LITTLE SABLE POINT LIGHTHOUSE...THE
  GRAND HAVEN PIERHEADS...PORT SHELDON HARBOR...THE MUSKEGON
  PIERHEADS AND THE SAUGATUCK PIERHEADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY AS GUSTY WINDS AND HIGH WAVES ARE
EXPECTED.

&&

LAT...LON 4241 8628 4244 8636 4246 8702 4340 8715
      4383 8709 4378 8644 4362 8654 4309 8626
      4292 8621 4270 8621
TIME...MOT...LOC 0440Z 240DEG 53KT 4335 8746 4250 8781

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

$$

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