488  
WHUS73 KLOT 222053  
MWWLOT  
 
URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL  
253 PM CST FRI FEB 22 2019  
 
LMZ740>745-230500-  
/O.CON.KLOT.GL.A.0005.190224T0900Z-190225T0600Z/  
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-  
253 PM CST FRI FEB 22 2019  
 
...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH  
SUNDAY EVENING...  
 
* WINDS...SOUTHWEST TO WEST TO 45 KTS. A FEW STORM FORCE GUSTS TO  
50KT POSSIBLE SUNDAY.  
 
* SIGNIFICANT WAVES...TO 9 FT, HIGHEST IN THE INDIANA NEAR  
SHORES.  
 
* OCCASIONAL WAVES...TO 12 FT, HIGHEST IN THE INDIANA NEAR  
SHORES.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS OF 34 TO  
47 KNOTS HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED...BUT THE SPECIFIC TIMING  
AND/OR LOCATION IS STILL UNCERTAIN. IT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE  
ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME FOR MARINERS WHO MAY WISH TO CONSIDER  
ALTERING THEIR PLANS.  
 
NOTE EVEN HIGHER WINDS AND WAVES WILL BE EXPERIENCED BEYOND  
5 NAUTICAL MILES FROM SHORE.  
 

 
 

 
 
KJB  
 
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