Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
351 AM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...GUSTY NORTHWESTERLY WINDS TO DEVELOP BEHIND A COLD FRONT
THIS MORNING...

.A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS THIS MORNING.
BEHIND THE FRONT...STRONG NORTHWESTERLY WINDS WILL DEVELOP WITH
SEAS BUILDING AND INLAND BAYS BECOMING VERY ROUGH. GUSTS TO
AROUND GALE FORCE ARE ALSO EXPECTED BY AFTERNOON...AND GALE
WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF THE COASTAL WATERS EAST OF
CAMERON.

GMZ455-472-475-090000-
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/O.CON.KLCH.GL.W.0003.160208T2100Z-160209T1200Z/
/O.CON.KLCH.SC.Y.0011.160209T1200Z-160210T0000Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 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-
351 AM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS
AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
6 AM CST TUESDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM CST
TUESDAY...

* WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS THIS
  MORNING... BY THIS AFTERNOON WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 30
  KNOTS WITH SOME GUSTS NEAR GALE FORCE.

* WAVES/SEAS...SEAS WILL INCREASE TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITHIN 20 NM OF
  THE COAST. FROM 20 TO 60 NM...SEAS WILL BE INCREASING FROM 7
  TO 14 FEET.

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.

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES
EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE
HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

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/O.CON.KLCH.SC.Y.0010.000000T0000Z-160210T0000Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
351 AM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST
TUESDAY...

* WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS MORNING TO 15 TO 25
  KNOTS. WINDS WILL FURTHER INCREASE THROUGH THE DAY TO 20 TO 30
  KNOTS WITH SOME GUSTS NEAR GALE FORCE.

* WAVES/SEAS...SEAS WILL BUILD TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITHIN 20 NM OF THE
  COAST. FROM 20 TO 60 NM...SEAS WILL BE INCREASING FROM 7 TO 14
  FEET.

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.

&&

$$

GMZ430-432-435-090000-
/O.CON.KLCH.SC.Y.0010.160208T1200Z-160210T0000Z/
SABINE LAKE-CALCASIEU LAKE-VERMILION BAY-
351 AM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THIS MORNING
TO 6 PM CST TUESDAY...

* WINDS...INCREASE MONDAY OUT OF THE NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 KNOTS.

* WAVES/SEAS...LAKE AND BAY WATERS WILL BE VERY ROUGH.

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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