Marine Weather Statement
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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
1104 PM CDT SUN AUG 2 2015

LMZ740>745-777-779-030445-
/O.CON.KLOT.MA.W.0032.000000T0000Z-150803T0445Z/
1104 PM CDT SUN AUG 2 2015

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1145 PM CDT...

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

AT 1103 PM CDT...A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
WATERSPOUTS...WAS LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 12 NM
NORTHWEST OF NEW BUFFALO TO 12 NM WEST OF MICHIGAN CITY...MOVING
SOUTHEAST AT 45 KNOTS.

HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS...WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 KNOTS AND LARGE
         HAIL.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY
         HAZARDOUS SEAS. BOATS COULD SUFFER SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL
         DAMAGE IN HIGH WINDS AND HAIL. SMALL CRAFT COULD CAPSIZE IN
         SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY OPEN WATERS.

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.

&&

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 AM CDT FOR
NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS AND NORTHWESTERN INDIANA.

LAT...LON 4162 8733 4164 8742 4165 8744 4167 8742
      4169 8750 4179 8758 4178 8758 4189 8762
      4189 8760 4190 8762 4206 8767 4212 8773
      4215 8697 4179 8697 4172 8691 4163 8716
      4162 8732 4161 8733
TIME...MOT...LOC 0403Z 316DEG 44KT 4191 8697 4172 8715 4163 8744

WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE
HAIL...>.75IN
WIND...50KTS

$$

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