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
1257 PM CST TUE FEB 21 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM...
  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...

* UNTIL 200 PM CST

* AT 1257 PM CST...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR VERMILION
  67 TO NEAR VERMILION 78 TO NEAR EAST CAMERON EC122...MOVING EAST 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...
  SOUTH MARSH ISLAND 239...VERMILION 78...VERMILION 67...SOUTH MARSH
  ISLAND 249...VERMILION 51...EAST CAMERON EC122...SOUTH MARSH ISLAND
  236...VERMILION 131...VERMILION 119...SOUTH MARSH ISLAND 243...
  VERMILION 148 AND EAST CAMERON 109.

LAT...LON 2919 9195 2912 9207 2919 9215 2907 9216
      2897 9233 2907 9292 2925 9261 2946 9238
      2942 9186 2941 9185 2942 9185 2941 9172
TIME...MOT...LOC 1857Z 275DEG 23KT 2936 9231 2925 9254 2910 9278

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

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