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
606 AM CDT THU MAR 30 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA
  OUT 20 NM...
  VERMILION BAY...
  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...

* UNTIL 730 AM CDT

* AT 606 AM CDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM NEAR WEST COTE BLANCHE BAY TO NEAR EAST CAMERON
  222... MOVING EAST AT 45 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER AND LARGE HAIL.

  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. LARGE HAIL
           COULD RESULT IN INJURY AND DAMAGE TO BOATS...VESSELS AND
           OIL RIGS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  SOUTH MARSH ISLAND 239...SOUTH MARSH ISLAND 23...MARSH ISLAND...
  SOUTH MARSH ISLAND 69...EUGENE ISLAND 243...SOUTH MARSH ISLAND
  236...SOUTH MARSH ISLAND 61...EUGENE ISLAND 206...EUGENE ISLAND
  129...VERMILION 215...VERMILION 214...VERMILION 78...VERMILION
  256...VERMILION 31...VERMILION 250...EAST CAMERON 222...VERMILION
  252...VERMILION 131...WEST CAMERON WC284 AND VERMILION 171.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY UNTIL THESE STORMS PASS.
WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER...LARGE HAIL...HIGH WAVES...DANGEROUS
LIGHTNING...AND HEAVY RAIN ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

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 2931 9134 2895 9126 2840 9186 2870 9317
      2982 9185 2982 9183 2971 9188 2976 9159
      2963 9165 2966 9163 2974 9158 2952 9155
      2954 9143 2955 9143 2968 9147 2965 9139
      2951 9141 2955 9126 2933 9113
TIME...MOT...LOC 1106Z 256DEG 45KT 2963 9166 2861 9286

HAIL...>.75IN
WIND...>34KTS

$$

TINGLER


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