Marine Weather Statement
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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
514 PM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016

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514 PM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...STRONG THUNDERSTORM APPROACHING THE WATERS...

THE AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE...
  NEARSHORE WATERS FROM WINTHROP HARBOR TO CALUMET HARBOR...
  OPEN WATERS FROM WINTHROP HARBOR TO MICHIGAN CITY OUT TO MID
LAKE...

AT 509 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING
OVER FAR NORTHEAST ILLINOIS...GENERALLY NORTH OF DOWNTOWN CHICAGO.
STRONG STORMS WERE OCCURRING ACROSS FAR NORTHERN ILLINOIS...FROM
ABOUT 15 MILES SOUTHWEST OF WINTHROP HARBOR WEST TO NEAR ROCKFORD.
THESE THUNDERSTORMS WERE MOVING SLOWLY EAST AT AROUND 15 KNOTS...
AND WILL MOVE OVER LAKE MICHIGAN WATERS FROM CHICAGO NORTHWARD
THROUGH 6 PM...CONTINUING INTO THE EVENING HOURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS UP TO 33 KNOTS...LOCALLY HIGHER
WAVES...AND LIGHTNING STRIKES. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR.

THESE STORMS COULD POSE A SERIOUS HAZARD FOR BOATERS. A SPECIAL
MARINE WARNING MAY EVENTUALLY BE REQUIRED WHEN THE STRONGER STORMS
REACH THE NEARSHORE WATERS. BOATERS SHOULD CONSIDER HEADING FOR
SHORE BEFORE THE STORM ARRIVES.

&&

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM CDT FOR
NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS...AND THE ADJACENT WATERS OF LAKE MICHIGAN.

LAT...LON 4246 8702 4213 8696 4181 8697 4175 8738
      4176 8741 4173 8753 4183 8760 4189 8762
      4189 8760 4190 8762 4206 8767 4214 8775
      4227 8783 4248 8780

$$

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