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
440 PM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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...

* UNTIL 515 PM CDT

* AT 440 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS...WAS LOCATED NEAR SOUTH MARSH ISLAND 268...OR 20 NM
  SOUTH OF MARSH ISLAND...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS...WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 KNOTS AND LARGE
           HAIL.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY
           HAZARDOUS SEAS. BOATS COULD SUFFER SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL
           DAMAGE IN HIGH WINDS AND HAIL. SMALL CRAFT COULD CAPSIZE
           IN SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  EUGENE ISLAND 30...EUGENE ISLAND 32...EUGENE ISLAND 42...SOUTH MARSH
  ISLAND 239...EUGENE ISLAND 53...EUGENE ISLAND 28...ATCHAFALAYA BAY...
  EUGENE ISLAND 24 AND SOUTH MARSH ISLAND 268.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR UNTIL HAZARDOUS WEATHER PASSES.

&&

LAT...LON 2926 9132 2931 9133 2931 9137 2928 9140
      2908 9195 2924 9202 2954 9153 2952 9155
      2954 9143 2959 9141 2955 9141 2952 9143
      2949 9133 2948 9133 2950 9130 2948 9132
      2948 9128 2955 9127 2955 9126
TIME...MOT...LOC 2140Z 237DEG 35KT 2922 9186

WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE
HAIL...>.75IN
WIND...50KTS

$$

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