Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
410 AM CDT FRI APR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM FRIDAY TO 7 AM CDT
SUNDAY...

.STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE TODAY, BECOMING
EVEN STRONGER FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY AS A COLD FRONT
APPROACHES THE AREA. GUSTS IN EXCESS OF GALE FORCE ARE POSSIBLE
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT. THIS STRONG SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL ALSO
RESULT IN ABOVE NORMAL TIDE READINGS THE NEXT FEW HIGH TIDE
CYCLES, ESPECIALLY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MORNINGS. WINDS WILL
SUBSIDE AND BECOME NORTHWESTERLY FROM WEST TO EAST ON SUNDAY AS
THE COLD FRONT PUSHES THROUGH THE AREA.

GMZ472-475-281715-
/O.CON.KLCH.SC.Y.0021.000000T0000Z-170430T1200Z/
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-
410 AM CDT FRI APR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT SUNDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTH 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 40 KNOTS POSSIBLE
  SATURDAY THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

* WAVES/SEAS...7 TO 12 FEET SATURDAY THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY
  MORNING.

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.

&&

$$

GMZ450-452-455-470-281715-
/O.CON.KLCH.SC.Y.0021.170429T0000Z-170430T1200Z/
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-
410 AM CDT FRI APR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING
TO 7 AM CDT SUNDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTH 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOTS POSSIBLE
  SATURDAY THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

* WAVES/SEAS...6 TO 9 FEET SATURDAY THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

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.

&&

$$

GMZ430-432-435-281715-
/O.CON.KLCH.SC.Y.0021.170429T0600Z-170430T1200Z/
SABINE LAKE-CALCASIEU LAKE-VERMILION BAY-
410 AM CDT FRI APR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM SATURDAY TO
7 AM CDT SUNDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS SATURDAY THROUGH EARLY
  SUNDAY MORNING.

* WAVES/SEAS...LAKE AND BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH SATURDAY THROUGH
  EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

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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