Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Chicago, IL

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
912 PM CDT THU JUL 21 2016

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912 PM CDT THU JUL 21 2016

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 945 PM CDT...

FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS...
  NEARSHORE WATERS FROM WILMETTE HARBOR TO CALUMET HARBOR...
  OPEN WATERS FROM WINTHROP HARBOR TO MICHIGAN CITY OUT TO MID
LAKE...

AT 910 PM CDT...OUTFLOW AHEAD OF A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WAS
LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 35 NM NORTHEAST OF CHICAGO...TO
CHICAGO...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 KNOTS. THIS WILL LEAD TO AN
ABRUPT WIND SHIFT TO NORTHWEST AND AN INCREASE IN WIND SPEEDS. GUSTY
WINDS WILL CONTINUE FOR UP TO AN HOUR PERIOD UNTIL THE STORMS HAVE
MOVED PASSED.

HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

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

REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE COAST GUARD OR NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT
AGENCY. THEY WILL RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
OFFICE.

&&

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

LAT...LON 4246 8702 4212 8696 4177 8732 4173 8753
      4179 8758 4178 8758 4183 8760 4189 8762
      4189 8760 4190 8762 4196 8764 4196 8763
      4208 8768 4211 8760 4211 8753 4247 8732
TIME...MOT...LOC 0210Z 303DEG 21KT 4263 8686 4218 8720 4194 8761

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

$$

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