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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
404 AM CDT THU MAR 23 2017

...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR LOWER MOBILE
BAY...THE MISSISSIPPI SOUND AND ALABAMA AND WESTERN FLORIDA OPEN
WATERS OUT 60 NM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

.AN APPROACHING SYSTEM OVER THE PLAINS AND A STALLED SURFACE HIGH
OFF THE EAST COAST WILL CREATE STRONG ONSHORE FLOW BEGINNING THIS
AFTERNOON.

GMZ631-632-650-655-670-675-231900-
/O.CON.KMOB.SC.Y.0023.170323T2100Z-170325T0600Z/
SOUTHERN MOBILE BAY-MISSISSIPPI SOUND-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PENSACOLA FL TO PASCAGOULA MS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM DESTIN TO PENSACOLA FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM PENSACOLA FL TO PASCAGOULA MS FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM DESTIN TO PENSACOLA FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
404 AM CDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 1 AM CDT SATURDAY...

* WINDS...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS FRIDAY.

* WAVES/SEAS...BUILDING TO AROUND 5 FEET NEAR SHORE AND 8 FEET
  WELL OFFSHORE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OR FREQUENT GUSTS
OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS AND/OR SEAS OF 7 FEET OR HIGHER ARE EXPECTED TO
PRODUCE HAZARDOUS WAVE CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED
MARINERS, ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID
NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service New Orleans LA
1101 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

GMZ530-532-534-536-538-550-552-555-557-570-572-575-577-LAZ034>037-
039-040-046>050-056>072-MSZ068>071-077-080>082-240415-
Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas-Mississippi Sound-
Lake Borgne-Chandeleur Sound-Breton Sound-
Coastal Waters from Port Fourchon LA to Lower Atchafalaya River
LA out 20 nm-
Coastal waters from the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River
to Port Fourchon Louisiana out 20 NM-
Coastal Waters from Boothville LA to Southwest Pass of the
Mississippi River out 20 nm-
Coastal waters from Pascagoula Mississippi to Stake Island out
20 NM-
Coastal waters from Port Fourchon Louisiana to Lower Atchafalaya
River LA from 20 to 60 NM-
Coastal waters from Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River to
Port Fourchon Louisiana from 20 to 60 NM-
Coastal Waters from Stake Island LA to Southwest Pass of the
Mississippi River from 20 to 60 nm-
Coastal waters from Pascagoula Mississippi to Stake Island
Louisiana out 20 to 60 NM-Pointe Coupee-West Feliciana-
East Feliciana-St. Helena-Washington-St. Tammany-Iberville-
West Baton Rouge-East Baton Rouge-Ascension-Livingston-Assumption-
St. James-St. John The Baptist-Upper Lafourche-St. Charles-
Upper Jefferson-Orleans-Upper Plaquemines-Upper St. Bernard-
Upper Terrebonne-Lower Terrebonne-Lower Lafourche-Lower Jefferson-
Lower Plaquemines-Lower St. Bernard-Northern Tangipahoa-
Southern Tangipahoa-Wilkinson-Amite-Pike-Walthall-Pearl River-
Hancock-Harrison-Jackson-
1101 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of Southeast
Louisiana...South Mississippi and the adjacent coastal waters.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Small Craft Advisories may be necessary tonight over eastern
portions of the open coastal waters. Otherwise...no hazardous
weather is expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Scattered thunderstorms, a few of which could be strong to
severe, are possible late Friday night and Saturday. At this
time, all modes of severe weather appear possible - including
damaging wind gusts, large hail, and a tornado or two. The main
threat area late Friday night will be west of Interstate 55, and
across the entire area Saturday.

Small Craft Advisories may be necessary for portions of the
coastal waters Friday into Saturday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated through Friday afternoon,
but could be requested late Friday night into Saturday.

$$

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Mobile AL
553 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

ALZ051>060-261>266-FLZ201>206-MSZ067-075-076-078-079-241100-
Choctaw-Washington-Clarke-Wilcox-Monroe-Conecuh-Butler-Crenshaw-
Escambia-Covington-Mobile Inland-Baldwin Inland-Mobile Central-
Baldwin Central-Mobile Coastal-Baldwin Coastal-Escambia Inland-
Escambia Coastal-Santa Rosa Inland-Santa Rosa Coastal-
Okaloosa Inland-Okaloosa Coastal-Wayne-Perry-Greene-Stone-George-
553 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central
Alabama...southwest Alabama...northwest Florida and southeast
Mississippi.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

There is a moderate risk of rip currents through tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

A moderate risk of rip currents continues through the weekend.

There is the potential for a few strong to severe thunderstorms
across the region Saturday ahead of an approaching cold front.
The greatest threat is expected to be damaging straight line
winds.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Activation of SkyWarn Severe Storm Spotter networks is not
expected through Wednesday.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Mobile AL
553 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

GMZ630>635-650-655-670-675-241100-
Northern Mobile Bay-Southern Mobile Bay-Mississippi Sound-
Perdido Bay-Pensacola Bay System-Choctawhatchee Bay-
Coastal waters from Pensacola FL to Pascagoula MS out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from Destin to Pensacola FL out 20 NM-
Waters from Pensacola FL to Pascagoula MS from 20 to 60 NM-
Waters from Destin to Pensacola FL from 20 to 60 NM-
553 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of the coastal
waters of Alabama and northwest Florida.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A moderate to strong onshore flow along with building seas will
result in hazardous conditions for small craft late this afternoon
and tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Hazardous conditions for small craft will continue through early
Saturday.

There is a potential for a few strong to severe thunderstorms on
Saturday.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
511 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

GMZ430-432-435-450-452-455-470-472-475-241130-
Sabine Lake-Calcasieu Lake-Vermilion Bay-
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-
511 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of Gulf of Mexico.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Southerly winds will increase tonight with the possibility of a
Small Craft Advisory for portions of the coastal waters.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Strong southerly winds will continue through Friday Night with the
possibility of Small Craft Advisories also continuing.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
511 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

LAZ027>033-041>045-052>055-073-074-TXZ180-201-215-216-259>262-
241130-
Vernon-Rapides-Avoyelles-Beauregard-Allen-Evangeline-St. Landry-
Calcasieu-Jefferson Davis-Acadia-Lafayette-Upper St. Martin-
Vermilion-Iberia-St. Mary-Lower St. Martin-West Cameron-
East Cameron-Tyler-Hardin-Jefferson-Orange-Northern Jasper-
Northern Newton-Southern Jasper-Southern Newton-
511 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central
Louisiana, south central Louisiana, southwest Louisiana, west
central Louisiana, and southeast Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Locally dense fog will lift by mid-morning Thursday. Dense fog is
not expected for tonight into Friday Morning.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

A squall line of strong to severe storms will be possible on
Friday Night into early Saturday Morning. A Slight Risk for Severe
Storms is currently outlined during that time period by the Storm
Prediction Center. Damaging straightline wind gusts will be the
primary hazard. Isolated tornadoes, isolated large hail, and
torrential down pours can not be ruled out.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

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