Marine Weather Message
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
1053 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE...
...DENSE FOG ADVISORY FOR MISSISSIPPI SOUND AND LAKE BORGNE UNTIL
3 AM CST SATURDAY...

.A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE COASTAL WATERS SUNDAY
MORNING CAUSING AN ABRUPT RISE IN WINDS AND SEAS. AREAS OF DENSE
SEA FOG WILL DEVELOP ACROSS MISSISSIPPI SOUND AND LAKE BORGNE
TONIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY.

GMZ532-534-210900-
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MISSISSIPPI SOUND-LAKE BORGNE-
1053 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM CST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS HAS ISSUED A DENSE
FOG ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM CST SATURDAY.

* VISIBILITY...ONE MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE
REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE MILE. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...
ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID
NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

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CHANDELEUR SOUND-BRETON SOUND-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT FOURCHON LA TO LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER
LA OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM THE SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
TO PORT FOURCHON LOUISIANA OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BOOTHVILLE LA TO SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PASCAGOULA MISSISSIPPI TO STAKE ISLAND OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT FOURCHON LOUISIANA TO LOWER ATCHAFALAYA
RIVER LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO
PORT FOURCHON LOUISIANA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM STAKE ISLAND LA TO SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PASCAGOULA MISSISSIPPI TO STAKE ISLAND
LOUISIANA OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
1053 PM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT...

* WINDS...30 TO 40 KNOTS

* WAVES/SEAS...5 TO 7 FEET IN SOUNDS. 8 TO 15 FEET IN NEARSHORE
  WATERS. 16 TO 20 FEET IN THE OUTER WATERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF GALE FORCE WINDS OF 34 TO
47 KNOTS HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED...BUT THE SPECIFIC TIMING
AND/OR LOCATION IS STILL UNCERTAIN. IT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE
ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME FOR MARINERS WHO MAY WISH TO CONSIDER
ALTERING THEIR PLANS.

&&

$$



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