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
639 PM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  CALCASIEU LAKE...

* UNTIL 715 PM CDT

* AT 639 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED NEAR CAMERON...MOVING NORTH AT 25 KNOTS.

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

  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. LARGE HAIL COULD RESULT IN INJURY AND DAMAGE TO
           BOATS...VESSELS AND OIL RIGS.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY OPEN WATERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CDT FOR SOUTHWESTERN
LOUISIANA.

LAT...LON 3002 9327 2997 9328 2993 9324 2986 9324
      2984 9328 2984 9333 2980 9334 2980 9333
      2979 9332 2979 9335 2982 9335 2982 9338
      2984 9340 2988 9340 2987 9335 3005 9333
      3005 9329
TIME...MOT...LOC 2339Z 182DEG 25KT 2987 9329

WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE
HAIL...>.75IN
WIND...>34KTS

$$

JONES



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