Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Chicago, IL

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
1059 AM CDT THU JUL 21 2016

LMZ740-741-777-779-211800-
1059 AM CDT THU JUL 21 2016

A MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS...
  NEARSHORE WATERS FROM WINTHROP HARBOR TO NORTHERLY ISLAND...
  OPEN WATERS FROM WINTHROP HARBOR TO MICHIGAN CITY OUT TO MID
LAKE...

AT 1054 AM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS AND OUTFLOW AHEAD OF THESE STORMS...CAPABLE OF
PRODUCING WINDS UP TO 33 KNOTS. THESE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED
ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 30 NM WEST OF MILWAUKEE TO 30 MILES
NORTHEAST OF MILWAUKEE...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 40 KNOTS. THESE
THUNDERSTORMS HAVE BEEN SLOWLY WEAKENING BUT ARE EXPECTED TO AT
LEAST MAKE IT INTO OFFSHORE AREAS OF NORTHEAST ILLINOIS NORTH OF
CHICAGO...AND POSSIBLY JUST OFFSHORE OF CHICAGO TOO. A WIND SHIFT TO
NORTHWEST MAY OCCUR PRIOR TO THE THUNDERSTORMS ARRIVING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS UP TO 33 KNOTS...LOCALLY HIGHER
WAVES...LIGHTNING STRIKES...AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK
SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY UNTIL THESE STORMS PASS.

THIS LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL LIKELY PRODUCE WINDS UP TO 33
KNOTS...AND COULD POSE A SERIOUS HAZARD FOR BOATERS. A SPECIAL MARINE
WARNING MAY EVENTUALLY BE REQUIRED WHEN THESE STORMS REACH THE
NEARSHORE WATERS. BOATERS SHOULD CONSIDER HEADING FOR SHORE BEFORE
THESE STORMS ARRIVE.

&&

LAT...LON 4246 8702 4213 8696 4193 8697 4187 8761
      4189 8762 4189 8760 4190 8762 4206 8767
      4214 8775 4227 8783 4248 8780

$$

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