Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Chicago, IL

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
229 PM CDT SUN AUG 2 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO  HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  NEARSHORE WATERS FROM WILMETTE HARBOR TO MICHIGAN CITY...
  OPEN WATERS FROM WILMETTE HARBOR TO MICHIGAN CITY OUT TO MID
  LAKE...

* UNTIL 430 PM CDT

* AT 228 PM CDT...A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...LOCATED ALONG A
  LINE EXTENDING FROM 25 NM SOUTH OF WINTHROP HARBOR TO NORTH
  AURORA...MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 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.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  MICHIGAN CITY.
  WATERS OFFSHORE 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 4165 8714 4163 8716 4162 8728 4164 8743
      4167 8742 4169 8750 4175 8753 4178 8758
      4179 8758 4188 8762 4190 8762 4208 8768
      4211 8760 4212 8696 4179 8697 4172 8690
TIME...MOT...LOC 1928Z 290DEG 58KT 4203 8783 4174 8827

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

$$

MTF



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