Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
320 PM CDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTH WINDS EXPECTED TODAY INTO TONIGHT...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PLAIN TODAY
AND TONIGHT. AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM...SOUTH WINDS WILL BECOME
STRONG AND GUSTY...AND WILL RESULT IN BUILDING SEAS. WINDS AND
SEAS WILL BEGIN TO DECREASE DURING SATURDAY AS THE LOW MOVES AWAY
FROM THE REGION.

GMZ435-250430-
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VERMILION BAY-
320 PM CDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CDT SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CDT SATURDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTH 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

* WAVES/SEAS...BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH.

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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/O.EXT.KLCH.SC.Y.0014.000000T0000Z-170325T1100Z/
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-
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-
320 PM CDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CDT SATURDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTH 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

* WAVES/SEAS...4 TO 7 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 8 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.

&&

$$



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