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
949 PM CDT SUN AUG 2 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO  HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 1145 PM CDT

* AT 949 PM CDT...A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS...LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 23 NM WEST OF THE
  ST. JOSEPH LIGHT TO 9 NM SOUTH OF WINTHROP HARBOR TO 31 NM
  SOUTHWEST OF PLEASANT PRAIRIE...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 35 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 0249Z 312DEG 33KT 4221 8700 4232 8785 4223 8849

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

$$

RODRIGUEZ



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