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
1021 PM CDT MON MAY 15 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 1215 AM CDT

* AT 1018 PM CDT...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM NEAR HARVARD ILLINOIS TO 10 MILES SOUTH OF
  ROCKFORD...MOVING EAST SOUTHEAST AT 40 KNOTS. GUSTY WINDS ARE
  LIKELY TO EXTEND FURTHER SOUTH THAN THE STORMS THEMSELVES.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS TO 40 KNOTS.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...SMALL CRAFT COULD BE DAMAGED IN BRIEFLY HIGHER WINDS AND
           SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  WAUKEGAN HARBOR.
  WINTHROP HARBOR.
  NEARSHORE AREAS NEAR DOWNTOWN CHICAGO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY AS GUSTY WINDS AND HIGH WAVES ARE
EXPECTED.

FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. IF CAUGHT ON THE
OPEN WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE...KEEP AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED
METAL OBJECTS.

&&

LAT...LON 4246 8702 4213 8696 4189 8697 4187 8761
      4189 8762 4189 8760 4190 8762 4206 8767
      4214 8775 4227 8783 4248 8780
TIME...MOT...LOC 0318Z 272DEG 41KT 4257 8862 4208 8888

HAIL...0.00IN
WIND...40KTS

$$

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