Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
955 AM CDT WED MAY 17 2017

...STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS EXPECTED THIS MORNING...

.A TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT BETWEEN HIGH PRESSURE OFF THE CAROLINA
COAST AND AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OVER THE PLAINS STATES WILL
LINGER THROUGH THIS MORNING...PRODUCING WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS
WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

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COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
955 AM CDT WED MAY 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS
AFTERNOON...

* WINDS...SOUTHERLY AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

* WAVES/SEAS...2 TO 4 FEET NEAR SHORE AND 5 TO 7 FEET OFFSHORE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 21 TO 33 KNOTS
ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS WAVE CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT.
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER
VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

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