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
1027 AM CST THU JAN 19 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 1130 AM CST

* AT 1026 AM CST...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR WHITE
  LAKE TO 7 NM SOUTHWEST OF VERMILION 245...MOVING EAST AT 30 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN QUICKLY FORM AND CAPSIZE BOATS...DAMAGE
           VESSELS AND OIL RIGS...AND CREATE SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.
           MAKE SURE ALL ON BOARD ARE IN A SECURE LOCATION AND
           WEARING LIFE JACKETS. 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 239...SOUTH MARSH ISLAND 23...MARSH ISLAND...
  SOUTH MARSH ISLAND 69...EUGENE ISLAND 243...SOUTH MARSH ISLAND
  236...SOUTH MARSH ISLAND 61...VERMILION 215...VERMILION 214...
  VERMILION 78...VERMILION 256...VERMILION 31...VERMILION 250...
  VERMILION 252...VERMILION 131...VERMILION 171...EUGENE ISLAND
  175...SOUTH MARSH ISLAND 27...VERMILION 38 AND EUGENE ISLAND 158.

LAT...LON 2971 9188 2974 9169 2832 9173 2856 9257
      2957 9253 2958 9215 2958 9205 2959 9204
      2959 9207 2961 9201 2968 9221 2978 9219
      2980 9210 2972 9215 2972 9214 2985 9193
      2983 9195 2982 9195 2984 9179
TIME...MOT...LOC 1626Z 257DEG 33KT 2963 9246 2847 9251

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

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