Marine Weather Message
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
937 AM CST SAT NOV 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH
9 AM SUNDAY ON LAKES AND BAYS...

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM SUNDAY
FOR THE NEARSHORE AND OFFSHORE WATERS...

.A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE COASTAL WATERS EARLY THIS
EVENING RESULTING IN SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH
FREQUENT HIGHERS GUSTS TO GALE FORCE OVER THE NEARSHORE AND
OFFSHORE COASTAL WATERS.

GMZ450-452-455-470-472-475-182300-
/O.CON.KLCH.SC.Y.0040.171119T0000Z-171119T0300Z/
/O.CON.KLCH.GL.W.0001.171119T0300Z-171119T1500Z/
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-
937 AM CST SAT NOV 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM TO 9 PM CST
THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM
CST SUNDAY...

* WINDS...25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS 35 TO 45 KNOTS

* WAVES/SEAS...5 TO 8 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES
EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE
HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS.

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.

&&

$$

GMZ430-432-435-182300-
/O.CON.KLCH.SC.Y.0040.171119T0000Z-171119T1500Z/
SABINE LAKE-CALCASIEU LAKE-VERMILION BAY-
937 AM CST SAT NOV 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING
TO 9 AM CST SUNDAY...

* WINDS...20 TO 25 KNOTS.

* WAVES/SEAS...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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