Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
403 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY...

.A STRONG COLD FRONT IS FORECAST TO CROSS THE GULF WATERS DURING
THE LATE SUNDAY EVENING AND OVERNIGHT HOURS. NORTH WINDS ARE
EXPECTED TO INCREASE AND BECOME GUSTY BEHIND THE FRONT...WITH
FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE POSSIBLE.

GMZ435-450-452-455-011815-
/O.NEW.KLCH.SC.Y.0009.150202T0600Z-150202T1500Z/
VERMILION BAY-
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-
403 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM
CST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM
CST MONDAY.


* WINDS AND SEAS: NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  GUSTS. SEAS 2 TO 6 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.

&&

$$

GMZ470-472-475-011815-
/O.CON.KLCH.GL.A.0002.150202T0600Z-150202T1500Z/
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-
403 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING...

A GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING.

* WINDS AND SEAS: NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS
  TO GALE FORCE POSSIBLE. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS OF 34 TO
47 KNOTS HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED...BUT THE SPECIFIC TIMING
AND/OR LOCATION IS STILL UNCERTAIN. IT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE
ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME FOR MARINERS WHO MAY WISH TO CONSIDER
ALTERING THEIR PLANS.

&&

$$







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