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
926 AM CDT SUN MAY 22 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES  HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM...
  WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM...

* UNTIL 1100 AM CDT

* AT 924 AM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS...WAS LOCATED OVER HIGH ISLAND 129...OR 22 NM
  NORTHEAST OF HEALD BANK...MOVING SOUTH AT 25 KNOTS. ANOTHER STRONG
  STORM WAS MOVING OFF THE COAST BETWEEN HIGH ISLAND AND SEA RIM
  STATE PARK. THIS STORM WAS ALSO MOVING SOUTH AT 25 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS...WIND GUSTS TO NEARLY 50 KNOTS AND LARGE
           HAIL.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY
           HAZARDOUS SEAS. SMALL CRAFT COULD BE DAMAGED IN BRIEFLY
           HIGHER WINDS AND SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES. LARGE HAIL COULD
           RESULT IN STRUCTURAL DAMAGE.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  HIGH ISLAND A201...HIGH ISLAND 170...WEST CAMERON 398...HIGH ISLAND
  22...HIGH ISLAND 110...HIGH ISLAND 116...HIGH ISLAND 129...HIGH ISLAND
  52...HIGH ISLAND 199...HIGH ISLAND 138...WEST CAMERON 342...WEST
  CAMERON WC303...WEST CAMERON 294...HIGH ISLAND 167...HIGH ISLAND A33...
  HIGH ISLAND A177...HIGH ISLAND 136 AND HIGH ISLAND 5.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY
OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY.

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

&&

LAT...LON 2966 9408 2919 9334 2876 9335 2866 9384
      2896 9417 2955 9439
TIME...MOT...LOC 1424Z 339DEG 23KT 2925 9385

WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE
HAIL...>.75IN
WIND...49KTS

$$

TINGLER



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