Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
604 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...STRONG AND GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT...

.STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS HAVE DEVELOPED BEHIND A COLD FRONT THAT
MOVED THROUGH THE NORTHWEST GULF EARLY TODAY. WINDS OF 15 TO 25
KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE...WITH FREQUENT
GUSTS TO GALE FORCE PERSISTING THROUGH TONIGHT. BUILDING SEAS
ALONG WITH ROUGH CONDITIONS ON AREA LAKES AND BAYS CAN BE
EXPECTED.

GMZ430-432-435-090115-
/O.EXP.KLCH.SC.Y.0010.000000T0000Z-160209T0000Z/
SABINE LAKE-CALCASIEU LAKE-VERMILION BAY-
604 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY HAS EXPIRED...

WINDS OVER THE COASTAL LAKES AND VERMILION BAY WILL CONTINUE TO
DIMINISH THROUGH TONIGHT. SMALL CRAFT SHOULD CONTINUE TO EXERCISE
CAUTION HOWEVER AS WINDS WILL REMAIN ELEVATED OVERNIGHT.

$$

GMZ455-472-475-091030-
/O.CON.KLCH.GL.W.0003.000000T0000Z-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-
604 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

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

* WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 KNOTS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS
  TO GALE FORCE THROUGH TONIGHT.

* 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 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.

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.

&&

$$

GMZ452-470-091030-
/O.CON.KLCH.GL.W.0003.000000T0000Z-160209T1200Z/
/O.CON.KLCH.SC.Y.0012.160209T1200Z-160210T0000Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
604 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

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

* WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 KNOTS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS
  TO GALE FORCE THROUGH TONIGHT.

* 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 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.

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.

&&

$$

GMZ450-091030-
/O.CON.KLCH.SC.Y.0010.000000T0000Z-160210T0000Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
604 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016

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

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 KNOTS.

* WAVES/SEAS...SEAS WILL INCREASE TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITHIN 20 NM OF
  THE COAST.

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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