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Small Craft Advisory


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
508 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

LMZ043-046-271715-
/O.CON.KIWX.SC.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-150328T0800Z/
NEW BUFFALO MI TO ST JOSEPH MI-MICHIGAN CITY IN TO NEW BUFFALO MI-
508 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EDT
SATURDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 KNOTS TODAY...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15
  KNOTS TONIGHT.

* WAVES...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET BY THIS AFTERNOON...THEN
  SUBSIDING LATE TONIGHT. WAVES HEIGHTS ARE FOR ICE FREE AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OR FREQUENT
GUSTS OF 22 TO 33 KNOTS ARE LIKELY...AND/OR WAVES GREATER THAN
4 FEET ARE EXPECTED. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE
OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR
UPDATES...OR CHECK OUR WEB SITE AT WEATHER.GOV/IWX/?N=MARINE

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
348 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...GUSTY WINDS TODAY AND CONTINUING WAVES TONIGHT...

LMZ740>745-271700-
/O.EXT.KLOT.SC.Y.0034.000000T0000Z-150328T1500Z/
WINTHROP HARBOR TO WILMETTE HARBOR-
WILMETTE HARBOR TO NORTHERLY ISLAND-
NORTHERLY ISLAND TO CALUMET HARBOR-CALUMET HARBOR TO GARY-
GARY TO BURNS HARBOR-BURNS HARBOR TO MICHIGAN CITY-
348 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT SATURDAY...

* WINDS...UP TO 25 KT AND OCCASIONAL 30 KT THIS MORNING.

* SIGNIFICANT WAVES...TO 8 FT.

* OCCASIONAL WAVES...TO 10 FT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 22 TO 33 KNOTS AND/OR
WAVES GREATER THAN 4 FT WILL PRODUCE HAZARDOUS WAVE CONDITIONS
FOR SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE
OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

MTF

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI
331 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SUSTAINED NORTH WINDS BUILDING HIGH WAVES...

.HIGH WAVES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY WITH SUSTAINED
BRISK NORTHERLY WINDS. THE WINDS WILL EASE LATER THIS AFTERNOON
AND EVENING AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN. THE WAVES WILL BE
SLOWER TO SUBSIDE...BUT SHOULD FALL BELOW ADVISORY LEVELS BY LATE
TONIGHT.

LMZ643>646-271645-
/O.CON.KMKX.SC.Y.0032.000000T0000Z-150328T0600Z/
SHEBOYGAN TO PORT WASHINGTON WI-
PORT WASHINGTON TO NORTH POINT LIGHT WI-
NORTH POINT LIGHT TO WIND POINT WI-
WIND POINT WI TO WINTHROP HARBOR IL-
331 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT
SATURDAY...

* WINDS: NORTH 15 TO 20 KNOTS...GRADUALLY DIMINISHING LATE THIS
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS

* WAVES: 4 TO 6 FEET TODAY...THEN SUBSIDING FRIDAY EVENING TO 2 TO
  4 FEET BY MIDNIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 23 TO 33 KNOTS
AND/OR WAVES GREATER THAN 4 FEET ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE
HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...
ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID
NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

REM
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MKX


Special Weather Statement


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
555 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

ILZ013-014-022-023-INZ001-271430-
DUPAGE-COOK-WILL-KANKAKEE-LAKE IN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WHEATON...CHICAGO...JOLIET...KANKAKEE...
GARY
555 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SNOW SHOWERS EARLY THIS MORNING...

AN AREA OF SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE EARLY THIS MORNING FOR
PARTS OF NORTHEAST ILLINOIS...INCLUDING CHICAGO...AS WELL AS FAR
NORTHWEST INDIANA. THE SNOW SHOWERS ARE TEMPORARILY HEAVY WITH
BRIEF BUT SHARP REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY. ACCUMULATIONS ARE MAINLY
LIGHT...THOUGH THEY COULD BE UP TO AN INCH OR A LITTLE OVER UNDER
THE LONGER LASTING SNOW SHOWERS.

THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO TAPER TO FLURRIES BY 7 TO 8 AM IN
DOWNTOWN CHICAGO...8 AM TO 10 AM IN THE SOUTH METRO AND I-57
CORRIDOR...AND BY MIDDAY IN FAR NORTHWEST INDIANA. LINGERING SNOW
ON ROADWAYS AND SIDEWALKS MAY MAKE THEM SLICK IN SOME LOCATIONS
THROUGH THE ENTIRE MORNING. PREPARE FOR POTENTIAL EXTRA COMMUTE
TIME THIS MORNING.

$$

MTF


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
555 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

LMZ043-046-281030-
NEW BUFFALO MI TO ST JOSEPH MI-MICHIGAN CITY IN TO NEW BUFFALO MI-
555 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE NEARSHORE WATERS OF
SOUTHEASTERN LAKE MICHIGAN.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED EARLY NEXT WEEK.

&&

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES...OR
CHECK OUR WEB SITE AT WEATHER.GOV/IWX/?N=MARINE

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI
430 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

LMZ643>646-280930-
SHEBOYGAN TO PORT WASHINGTON WI-
PORT WASHINGTON TO NORTH POINT LIGHT WI-
NORTH POINT LIGHT TO WIND POINT WI-
WIND POINT WI TO WINTHROP HARBOR IL-
430 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF LAKE MICHIGAN.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT SATURDAY FOR
HIGH WAVES PRODUCED BY BRISK NORTH WINDS BEHIND A COLD FRONT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY LEVELS AGAIN
FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...AS LOW PRESSURE
MOVES ACROSS SOUTHERN CANADA NORTH OF LAKE SUPERIOR. GALE FORCE
GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE. WINDS WILL APPROACH SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY
LEVELS THURSDAY.

$$

REM
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MKX

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
422 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

ILZ003>006-008-010>014-019>023-032-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-
280930-
WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE ILLINOIS-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-
DUPAGE-COOK-LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-LIVINGSTON-
IROQUOIS-FORD-LAKE INDIANA-PORTER-NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON-
422 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
NORTHEAST ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS WILL LEAD TO MAINLY LIGHT BUT QUICK
ACCUMULATIONS THROUGH MID MORNING IN PARTS OF LAKE ADJACENT
COUNTIES. THIS MAY CAUSE PATCHY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO
SLICK ROADS AND SHARPLY REDUCED VISIBILITY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NECESSARY THROUGH TONIGHT.

&&

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
422 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

LMZ740>745-280930-
WINTHROP HARBOR TO WILMETTE HARBOR-
WILMETTE HARBOR TO NORTHERLY ISLAND-
NORTHERLY ISLAND TO CALUMET HARBOR-CALUMET HARBOR TO GARY-
GARY TO BURNS HARBOR-BURNS HARBOR TO MICHIGAN CITY-
422 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE ILLINOIS NEARSHORE
WATERS OF LAKE MICHIGAN AND THE INDIANA NEARSHORE WATERS OF LAKE
MICHIGAN.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

STRONG WINDS AND HIGH WAVES WILL LEAD TO HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR
SMALL CRAFT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

HIGH WAVES WILL LEAD TO HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT
THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

STRONG WINDS HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT ARE LIKELY ON SUNDAY...WITH
THE POTENTIAL FOR GUSTS UP TO GALE FORCE.

&&

$$

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