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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
957 PM CST FRI FEB 24 2017

...BRIEF PERIOD OF STRONG WINDS EARLY SATURDAY...

.A QUICKLY MOVING COLD FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH THE COASTAL WATERS
OVERNIGHT. WINDS WILL BRIEFLY INCREASE TO AROUND 20 TO 25 KNOTS
OUT OF THE NORTH-NORTHWEST. HIGH PRESSURE WILL QUICKLY BUILD IN
AND BECOME SITUATED OVER THE REGION LATE TOMORROW LEADING TO WINDS
DROPPING BELOW ADVISORY CRITERIA BY AFTERNOON.

GMZ530-532-534-536-538-550-552-555-557-570-572-575-577-251200-
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LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN AND LAKE MAUREPAS-MISSISSIPPI SOUND-
LAKE BORGNE-CHANDELEUR SOUND-BRETON SOUND-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT FOURCHON LA TO LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER
LA OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM THE SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
TO PORT FOURCHON LOUISIANA OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BOOTHVILLE LA TO SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PASCAGOULA MISSISSIPPI TO STAKE ISLAND OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT FOURCHON LOUISIANA TO LOWER ATCHAFALAYA
RIVER LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO
PORT FOURCHON LOUISIANA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM STAKE ISLAND LA TO SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PASCAGOULA MISSISSIPPI TO STAKE ISLAND
LOUISIANA OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
957 PM CST FRI FEB 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO NOON CST
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS HAS ISSUED A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO NOON CST
SATURDAY.

* WINDS...TIDAL LAKES WILL SEE WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH HIGHER
  GUSTS WHILE ALL OTHER WATERS WILL SEE SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20 TO
  25 KNOTS.

* WAVES/SEAS...3 TO 5 FEET OVER THE TIDAL LAKES AND SOUNDS. 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 7 FEET OVER THE OPEN WATERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 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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