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
840 AM CDT SUN OCT 22 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  CALCASIEU LAKE...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM...
  SABINE LAKE...

* UNTIL 945 AM CDT

* AT 839 AM CDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 53 NM NORTH OF
  WHITE LAKE TO 15 NM NORTHEAST OF CAMERON TO 17 NM NORTH OF WEST
  CAMERON 45 TO NEAR PORT ARTHUR TO 15 NM NORTH OF ROLLOVER PASS...
  MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 KNOTS.

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

  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.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  WEST CAMERON 66...WEST CAMERON 45...WEST CAMERON 53...WEST CAMERON
  65...WEST CAMERON 62...WEST CAMERON 73...WEST CAMERON 71...SABINE
  PASS 10...WEST CAMERON 48...THE MOUTH OF THE SABINE RIVER...SABINE
  PASS 13...HIGH ISLAND 136...HIGH ISLAND 22...WEST CAMERON 110...
  HIGH ISLAND 110...WEST CAMERON 100...HIGH ISLAND 52...WEST CAMERON
  130...HIGH ISLAND 138 AND PORT ARTHUR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR UNTIL HAZARDOUS WEATHER PASSES.

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

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

&&

LAT...LON 2968 9384 2982 9396 2999 9385 2999 9377
      2985 9379 2980 9390 2969 9383 2976 9335
      2986 9344 2985 9335 3005 9333 3005 9329
      2990 9323 2976 9334 2974 9303 2976 9304
      2961 9274 2923 9426 2955 9439
TIME...MOT...LOC 1339Z 332DEG 24KT 3058 9242 3020 9282 3003 9315 2995
9366 2990 9386 2975 9440

WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE
HAIL...0.00IN
WIND...>34KTS

$$

JONES



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