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
1013 PM CDT SUN AUG 2 2015

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 1145 PM CDT

* AT 1012 PM CDT...A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF
  PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS...LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 20 NM
  SOUTH OF WINTHROP HARBOR TO 25 NM SOUTHEAST OF KENOSHA TO 28 NM
  NORTHWEST OF NEW BUFFALO...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.

LAT...LON 4246 8702 4212 8696 4211 8760 4208 8768
      4212 8774 4227 8783 4248 8780
TIME...MOT...LOC 0312Z 302DEG 34KT 4217 8799 4221 8756 4213 8720

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

$$

RODRIGUEZ



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