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
310 AM CDT THU MAR 30 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 445 AM CDT

* AT 309 AM CDT...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM NEAR WEST COTE BLANCHE BAY TO NEAR SOUTH MARSH
  ISLAND 217...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 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.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  SOUTH MARSH ISLAND 217...SOUTH MARSH ISLAND 239...MARSH ISLAND...
  SOUTH MARSH ISLAND 249...EUGENE ISLAND 57...EUGENE ISLAND 24...
  SOUTH MARSH ISLAND 268...SOUTH MARSH ISLAND 236...EUGENE ISLAND
  28...SOUTH MARSH ISLAND 243...WEST COTE BLANCHE BAY...ATCHAFALAYA
  BAY...EUGENE ISLAND 63...EUGENE ISLAND 74...EUGENE ISLAND 30...
  EUGENE ISLAND 32...EUGENE ISLAND 42 AND EUGENE ISLAND 53.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. IF CAUGHT ON THE
OPEN WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE...KEEP AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED
METAL OBJECTS.

&&

LAT...LON 2912 9145 2911 9203 2925 9215 2983 9194
      2982 9194 2984 9179 2971 9188 2970 9185
      2976 9159 2975 9157 2975 9162 2963 9165
      2969 9148 2952 9155 2968 9147 2949 9129
      2955 9127 2955 9126
TIME...MOT...LOC 0809Z 244DEG 34KT 2976 9179 2946 9200

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

$$

TINGLER



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