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
529 PM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO  HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  NEARSHORE AND ADJACENT OPEN WATERS FROM WINTHROP HARBOR TO WILMETTE
  HARBOR...

* UNTIL 630 PM CDT

* AT 528 PM CDT...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM...LOCATED NEAR WINTHROP
  HARBOR...MOVING EAST AT 25 KNOTS. WINDS GUSTED TO 29 KNOTS AT THE
  WAUKEGAN AIRPORT WITH THIS STORM.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

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

* THE STRONG THUNDERSTORM 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 THIS STORM PASSES.

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 1000 PM CDT FOR
NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS.

LAT...LON 4247 8726 4223 8730 4230 8782 4233 8782
      4233 8783 4237 8783 4237 8782 4236 8782
      4238 8781 4239 8780 4248 8780
TIME...MOT...LOC 2228Z 279DEG 25KT 4242 8779

HAIL...0.00IN
WIND...>34KTS

$$

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