Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
510 PM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE FORCE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THURSDAY TO 6 AM CST
FRIDAY...

.A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS
THURSDAY MORNING. A TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT BEHIND THE FRONT WILL
RESULT IN GALE FORCE WINDS OVER THE NEARSHORE AND OFFSHORE
COASTAL WATERS FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

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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-
510 PM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THURSDAY TO 6 AM CST
FRIDAY...

* WINDS...25 TO 30 KNOTS SUSTAINED WITH GUSTS TO 35 TO 40 KNOTS

* WAVES/SEAS...3 TO 7 FEET OUT 20 NM AND 7 TO 10 FEET FROM 20-60
  NM.

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.

&&

$$

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SABINE LAKE-CALCASIEU LAKE-VERMILION BAY-
510 PM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THURSDAY TO 6 AM CST
FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THURSDAY TO 6 AM
CST FRIDAY.

* WINDS...20 KNOTS SUSTAINED WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS.

* WAVES/SEAS...LAKE AND BAY WATERS 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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