Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Chicago, IL

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
305 PM CDT SUN AUG 2 2015

LMZ741>745-779-022130-
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305 PM CDT SUN AUG 2 2015

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 430 PM CDT...

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

AT 303 PM CDT...A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...LOCATED ALONG A
LINE EXTENDING FROM 25 NM SOUTH OF WINTHROP HARBOR TO 40 NM WEST
NORTHWEST OF MICHIGAN CITY...MOVING EAST AT 40 KNOTS.

HAZARD...WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 65 KNOTS AND LARGE HAIL.

SOURCE...PUBLIC.

IMPACT...BOATS COULD SUFFER SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL DAMAGE IN HIGH
         WINDS AND HAIL. SMALL CRAFT COULD CAPSIZE IN SUDDENLY
         HIGHER WAVES.

THE STRONGEST WINDS LOOK TO BE EAST OF A MONTROSE HARBOR TO EVANSTON
LINE.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
MICHIGAN CITY.
OFFSHORE WATERS OF DOWNTOWN CHICAGO.

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.

&&

LAT...LON 4175 8753 4178 8758 4179 8758 4188 8762
      4190 8762 4208 8768 4211 8760 4212 8696
      4179 8697 4172 8690 4165 8714 4163 8716
      4162 8728 4164 8743 4167 8742 4169 8749
      4170 8750
TIME...MOT...LOC 2003Z 264DEG 36KT 4205 8761 4190 8769

HAIL...>.75IN
WIND...65KTS

$$

MTF



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