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
631 PM CDT FRI SEP 22 2017

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...
  VERMILION BAY...

* UNTIL 700 PM CDT

* AT 631 PM CDT...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR MARSH
  ISLAND... MOVING SOUTHWEST AT 10 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...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.

* THE STRONG 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.

&&

LAT...LON 2965 9180 2960 9182 2963 9184 2964 9190
      2964 9191 2958 9203 2953 9196 2950 9186
      2942 9190 2955 9215 2958 9215 2958 9205
      2959 9204 2959 9207 2960 9207 2961 9201
      2963 9204 2960 9211 2975 9197
TIME...MOT...LOC 2331Z 031DEG 9KT 2964 9194

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

$$

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