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
108 AM EDT SUN SEP 21 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...

  NEARSHORE AND OPEN WATERS FROM ST JOSEPH TO MANISTEE...

* UNTIL 300 AM EDT

* AT 104 AM EDT...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED FROM 46
  NM WEST OF LITTLE SABLE POINT TO 65 NM NORTHWEST OF MICHIGAN
  CITY...MOVING EAST AT 35 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...DANGEROUS CONDITIONS ABOVE DECK.

* THESE STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR...
  LITTLE SABLE POINT AROUND 215 AM EDT.
  THE WHITE LAKE PIERHEADS AND THE PENTWATER
  PIERHEADS AROUND 225 AM EDT.
  THE MUSKEGON LIGHT AROUND 230 AM EDT.
  THE GRAND HAVEN LIGHT AROUND 235 AM EDT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS CAN EXPECT WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER...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.

THIS IS A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...AND ALL GREAT LAKE
MARINERS AND SHIP MASTERS SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THIS STORM.

&&

LAT...LON 4373 8712 4393 8705 4393 8646 4380 8642
      4367 8653 4360 8653 4303 8623 4269 8620
      4247 8624 4226 8633 4212 8648 4213 8697
      4339 8715
TIME...MOT...LOC 0507Z 269DEG 36KT 4384 8752 4314 8748
          4283 8752 4240 8795

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

$$

WDM








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