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
800 PM CDT SAT OCT 14 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 1000 PM CDT

* AT 759 PM CDT...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM 15 NM NORTHWEST OF MONTROSE HARBOR TO 20 NM WEST OF
  CHICAGO...MOVING EAST AT 35 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS TO NEARLY 50 KNOTS.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

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

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  MICHIGAN CITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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

&&

LAT...LON 4164 8743 4168 8743 4167 8744 4169 8750
      4183 8760 4189 8762 4189 8760 4206 8767
      4219 8779 4228 8783 4229 8769 4231 8699
      4213 8696 4179 8697 4179 8696 4173 8691
      4172 8690 4163 8716 4162 8732 4161 8732
TIME...MOT...LOC 0059Z 263DEG 31KT 4219 8784 4152 8814

HAIL...0.00IN
WIND...49KTS

$$

MTF



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