Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
318 AM CST Tue Jan 23 2018

...Strong northerly winds expected early this morning...

.High pressure building over the coastal waters is producing north
winds 20 to 25 knots over the coastal waters south of the Lower
Atchafalaya River. Winds are expected to diminish by this
afternoon.

GMZ475-231500-
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Waters from Lower Atchafalaya River to Intracoastal City LA from
20 to 60 NM-
318 AM CST Tue Jan 23 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued a Small
Craft Advisory, which is in effect until 9 AM CST this morning.

* WINDS...20 to 25 knots with higher gusts.

* WAVES/SEAS...4 to 6 feet.

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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