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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
1034 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...STRONG COLD FRONT TO BLAST THROUGH THE COASTAL WATERS TONIGHT...

.A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL BEGIN TO MOVE THROUGH THE COASTAL WATERS
AROUND OR SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. STRONG NORTH WINDS...GUSTING
TO GALE FORCE OVER THE GULF WATERS...ARE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW THE
FRONTAL PASSAGE. VERY ROUGH BAY AND LAKE WATERS...AND GULF
SEAS...ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP...ALONG WITH LOW WATER CONDITIONS
AT THE TIME OF PREDICTED LOW TIDE ON THURSDAY.

GMZ430-432-435-051200-
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/O.EXT.KLCH.SC.Y.0015.150305T0600Z-150306T0000Z/
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SABINE LAKE-CALCASIEU LAKE-VERMILION BAY-
1034 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THURSDAY...
...LOW WATER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM CST
THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS CANCELLED THE
DENSE FOG ADVISORY. THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT
UNTIL 6 PM CST THURSDAY. A LOW WATER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT
FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY.

* LOW WATER: LEVELS OF 0.0 TO -2.0 FEET MLLW SHOULD BE EXPECTED
  BETWEEN 6 AM TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY.

* WINDS AND SEAS: NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  GUSTS.

A LOW WATER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM CST
THURSDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A LOW WATER ADVISORY MEANS WATER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO BE
SIGNIFICANTLY BELOW AVERAGE. MARINERS SHOULD USE EXTREME CAUTION
AND TRANSIT AT THE SLOWEST SAFE NAVIGABLE SPEED TO MINIMIZE
IMPACT.

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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