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
940 AM CDT SUN APR 30 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA
  OUT 20 NM...
  WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM 20
  TO 60 NM...

* UNTIL 1045 AM CDT

* AT 939 AM CDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR POINT AU
  FER ISLAND TO NEAR EUGENE ISLAND 306...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60
  KNOTS.

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

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN QUICKLY FORM AND CAPSIZE BOATS...DAMAGE
           VESSELS AND OIL RIGS...AND CREATE SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.
           MAKE SURE ALL ON BOARD ARE IN A SECURE LOCATION AND
           WEARING LIFE JACKETS. EXPECT WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 34
           KNOTS...SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES...FREQUENT LIGHTNING...AND
           HEAVY DOWNPOURS. MAKE SURE ALL ON BOARD ARE WEARING LIFE
           JACKETS. LARGE HAIL COULD RESULT IN INJURY AND DAMAGE TO
           BOATS...VESSELS AND OIL RIGS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  EUGENE ISLAND 224...EUGENE ISLAND 105...EUGENE ISLAND 325...EUGENE
  ISLAND 243...EUGENE ISLAND 100...EUGENE ISLAND 189...EUGENE ISLAND
  107...EUGENE ISLAND 206...EUGENE ISLAND 129...EUGENE ISLAND 306...
  EUGENE ISLAND 108...EUGENE ISLAND 208...SHIP SHOAL 224...SHIP SHOAL
  248...EUGENE ISLAND 295...EUGENE ISLAND 273...EUGENE ISLAND 251...
  EUGENE ISLAND 296...EUGENE ISLAND 252 AND EUGENE ISLAND 175.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR UNTIL HAZARDOUS WEATHER PASSES.

&&

LAT...LON 2819 9153 2833 9174 2840 9190 2842 9206
      2929 9152 2924 9126 2809 9128
TIME...MOT...LOC 1439Z 237DEG 58KT 2927 9131 2833 9168

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

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