Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
441 AM CDT MON MAY 2 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES  HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM...
  WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM...

* UNTIL 545 AM CDT

* AT 441 AM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM...WAS LOCATED OVER WEST
  CAMERON 165...OR 22 NM SOUTHEAST OF THE MOUTH OF THE SABINE RIVER...
  MOVING EAST AT 5 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER AND LARGE HAIL.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...SMALL CRAFT COULD BE DAMAGED IN BRIEFLY HIGHER WINDS AND
           SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES. LARGE HAIL COULD RESULT IN
           STRUCTURAL DAMAGE.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  WEST CAMERON 168...WEST CAMERON 167...WEST CAMERON 165...WEST CAMERON
  294...WEST CAMERON 130...WEST CAMERON 149 AND SABINE PASS 13.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY AS GUSTY WINDS AND HIGH WAVES ARE
EXPECTED.

FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. IF CAUGHT ON THE
OPEN WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE...KEEP AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED
METAL OBJECTS.

&&

LAT...LON 2927 9371 2955 9371 2961 9336 2928 9336
TIME...MOT...LOC 0941Z 259DEG 6KT 2939 9357

HAIL...>.75IN
WIND...>34KTS

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