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Small Craft Advisory


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
1007 AM CDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR LOWER MOBILE BAY...THE
MISSISSIPPI SOUND AND THE ALABAMA AND WESTERN FLORIDA GULF WATERS
OUT 60 NM THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.AN APPROACHING WEATHER SYSTEM OVER THE PLAINS WILL RESULT IN
STRONG ONSHORE FLOW CONTINUING THROUGH LATE THIS EVENING.

GMZ631-632-650-655-670-675-242315-
/O.CON.KMOB.SC.Y.0023.000000T0000Z-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-
1007 AM CDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT
SATURDAY...

* WINDS...20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO NEAR 30 KNOTS.

* WAVES/SEAS...AROUND 5 FEET NEAR SHORE AND 8 FEET WELL OFFSHORE.
  BAYS AND SOUNDS ROUGH.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
910 AM CDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR COASTAL WATERS...TIDAL
LAKES...BAYS AND SOUNDS TODAY...

.AN APPROACHING WEATHER SYSTEM CURRENTLY OVER THE PLAINS WILL
RESULT IN A STRONG ONSHORE FLOW THROUGH THIS EVENING.

GMZ530-532-534-538-550-552-555-242215-
/O.EXA.KLIX.SC.Y.0020.000000T0000Z-170325T0000Z/
LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN AND LAKE MAUREPAS-MISSISSIPPI SOUND-
LAKE BORGNE-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-
910 AM CDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS HAS ISSUED A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS THIS MORNING.

* WAVES/SEAS...BUILDING TO AROUND 4 TO 6 FEET NEAR SHORE. WAVES
  AND SEAS BUILDING 3 TO 5 FEET IN PROTECTED WATERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
910 AM CDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR COASTAL WATERS...TIDAL
LAKES...BAYS AND SOUNDS TODAY...

.AN APPROACHING WEATHER SYSTEM CURRENTLY OVER THE PLAINS WILL
RESULT IN A STRONG ONSHORE FLOW THROUGH THIS EVENING.

GMZ536-557-570-572-575-577-242215-
/O.CON.KLIX.SC.Y.0020.000000T0000Z-170325T0000Z/
CHANDELEUR SOUND-
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-
910 AM CDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

* WINDS...SOUTHEAST 20 TO 25 KNOTS.

* WAVES/SEAS...BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET WELL OFFSHORE.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
355 AM CDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTH WINDS EXPECTED TODAY INTO TONIGHT...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PLAIN TODAY
AND TONIGHT. AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM...SOUTH WINDS WILL BECOME STRONG
AND GUSTY...AND WILL RESULT IN BUILDING SEAS. WINDS AND SEAS WILL
BEGIN TO DECREASE DURING SATURDAY AS THE LOW MOVES AWAY FROM THE
REGION.

GMZ450-452-455-242100-
/O.EXB.KLCH.SC.Y.0014.000000T0000Z-170325T0500Z/
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-
355 AM CDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES HAS ISSUED A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT.

* WINDS...SOUTH 20 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

* WAVES/SEAS...3 TO 5 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 6 FEET.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
355 AM CDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTH WINDS EXPECTED TODAY INTO TONIGHT...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PLAIN TODAY
AND TONIGHT. AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM...SOUTH WINDS WILL BECOME STRONG
AND GUSTY...AND WILL RESULT IN BUILDING SEAS. WINDS AND SEAS WILL
BEGIN TO DECREASE DURING SATURDAY AS THE LOW MOVES AWAY FROM THE
REGION.

GMZ470-472-475-242100-
/O.EXT.KLCH.SC.Y.0014.000000T0000Z-170325T0500Z/
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-
355 AM CDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT
TONIGHT...

* WINDS...SOUTH 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

* WAVES/SEAS...4 TO 7 FEET OCCASIONALLY UP TO 8 FEET.

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.

&&

$$

RUA


Lake Wind Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Shreveport LA
516 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...A Lake Wind Advisory is in effect from 10 AM this morning
through 1 AM CDT Saturday for all of the Four State Region...

ARZ050-051-059>061-070>073-LAZ001>006-010>014-017>022-OKZ077-
TXZ096-097-108>112-124>126-136>138-149>153-165>167-242100-
/O.EXT.KSHV.LW.Y.0016.170324T1500Z-170325T0600Z/
Sevier-Howard-Little River-Hempstead-Nevada-Miller-Lafayette-
Columbia-Union-Caddo-Bossier-Webster-Claiborne-Lincoln-De Soto-
Red River-Bienville-Jackson-Ouachita-Sabine-Natchitoches-Winn-
Grant-Caldwell-La Salle-McCurtain-Bowie-Franklin-Titus-Camp-
Morris-Cass-Wood-Upshur-Marion-Smith-Gregg-Harrison-Cherokee-Rusk-
Panola-Nacogdoches-Shelby-Angelina-San Augustine-
Including the cities of De Queen, Nashville, Mineral Springs,
Dierks, Ashdown, Hope, Prescott, Texarkana, Stamps, Lewisville,
Bradley, Magnolia, El Dorado, Shreveport, Bossier City, Minden,
Springhill, Homer, Haynesville, Ruston, Farmerville, Bernice,
Mansfield, Stonewall, Logansport, Coushatta, Martin, Arcadia,
Ringgold, Gibsland, Jonesboro, Monroe, Many, Zwolle,
Pleasant Hill, Natchitoches, Winnfield, Colfax, Montgomery,
Dry Prong, Clarks, Grayson, Columbia, Jena, Midway, Olla, Idabel,
Broken Bow, Clarksville, Bogata, Mount Vernon, Mount Pleasant,
Pittsburg, Daingerfield, Lone Star, Naples, Omaha, Atlanta,
Linden, Hughes Springs, Queen City, Mineola, Winnsboro, Quitman,
Hawkins, Gilmer, Big Sandy, Jefferson, Tyler, Longview, Marshall,
Jacksonville, Rusk, Henderson, Carthage, Nacogdoches, Center,
Lufkin, San Augustine, Hemphill, and Pineland
516 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...LAKE WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
1 AM CDT SATURDAY...

* EVENT...South winds will increase to 15 to 25 MPH with gusts to
  30 to 35 MPH today and this evening ahead of a strong surface
  low pressure system that will shift east out of the Texas
  Panhandle and across Oklahoma. Winds should gradually diminish
  from west to east this evening as showers and thunderstorms
  spread east across the area.

* TIMING...From 10 AM today through 1 AM CDT Saturday.

* IMPACT...Winds will likely produce a rough chop on area lakes
  and open waterways, which may be hazardous to boaters
  especially smaller craft.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Lake Wind Advisory indicates that winds will cause rough chop
on area lakes. Small boats will be especially prone to capsizing.

&&

$$

15


Wind Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New Orleans LA
1041 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...Windy conditions expected across Southeast Louisiana and
Southern Mississippi this afternoon...

.A low pressure system will move east over the Southern Plains
this afternoon. A tight pressure gradient associated with this
low will allow southerly winds to increase and become strong and
gusty at times.

LAZ034>037-039-071-MSZ068>071-077-080>082-242345-
/O.EXA.KLIX.WI.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-170325T0000Z/
Pointe Coupee-West Feliciana-East Feliciana-St. Helena-Washington-
Northern Tangipahoa-Wilkinson-Amite-Pike-Walthall-Pearl River-
Hancock-Harrison-Jackson-
Including the cities of New Roads, Lettsworth, Livonia, Spillman,
St. Francisville, Wakefield, Jackson, Clinton, Felps, Darlington,
Easleyville, Greensburg, Montpelier, Bogalusa, Enon, Franklinton,
Amite, Kentwood, Roseland, Wilmer, Centreville, Dolorosa,
Fort Adams, Woodville, Gillsberg, Gloster, Smithdale, Liberty,
McComb, Dexter, Salem, Tylertown, Crossroads, McNeil, Picayune,
Bay St. Louis, Waveland, Diamondhead, Gulfport, Pascagoula,
Ocean Springs, Moss Point, Gautier, and St. Martin
1041 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening.

* TIMING...Through 7 pm

* WINDS...25 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph

* IMPACTS...Difficult driving conditions for high profile
  vehicles especially on east-west roadways and on bridges and
  overpasses. Loose lawn objects along with trash cans will be
  blown around.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 26 to 39 mph are expected.
Winds this strong can make driving difficult...especially for
high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New Orleans LA
1041 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...Windy conditions expected across Southeast Louisiana and
Southern Mississippi this afternoon...

.A low pressure system will move east over the Southern Plains
this afternoon. A tight pressure gradient associated with this
low will allow southerly winds to increase and become strong and
gusty at times.

LAZ040-046>050-056>070-072-242345-
/O.CON.KLIX.WI.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-170325T0000Z/
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-Southern Tangipahoa-
Including the cities of Slidell, Mandeville, Covington, Lacombe,
Bayou Sorrel, Plaquemine, White Castle, Port Allen, Addis,
Brusly, Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Donaldsonville, Prairieville,
Denham Springs, Watson, Walker, Pierre Part, Labadieville,
Paincourtville, Convent, Lutcher, Gramercy, Laplace, Reserve,
Thibodaux, Raceland, Larose, Destrehan, Norco, Metairie, Kenner,
East New Orleans, New Orleans, Belle Chasse, Chalmette, Violet,
Houma, Bayou Cane, Chauvin, Cocodrie, Dulac, Montegut, Galliano,
Cut Off, Golden Meadow, Leeville, Buras, Pointe A La Hache,
Port Sulphur, Boothville, Venice, Empire, Myrtle Grove,
Yscloskey, Hammond, Robert, and Ponchatoula
1041 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...Through 7 pm

* WINDS...25 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph

* IMPACTS...Difficult driving conditions for high profile
  vehicles especially on east-west roadways and on bridges and
  overpasses. Loose lawn objects along with trash cans will be
  blown around.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 26 to 39 mph are expected.
Winds this strong can make driving difficult...especially for
high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
1032 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...ELEVATED AND GUSTY SOUTHERLY BREEZES EXPECTED TODAY...

.A low pressure system will move out of the Rockies and across
the Southern Plains today. The pressure gradient associated with
the low will allow southerly winds to increase by afternoon and
become strong and gusty at times.

LAZ029-032-033-242300-
/O.EXA.KLCH.WI.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-170324T2300Z/
Avoyelles-Evangeline-St. Landry-
Including the cities of Effie, Marksville, Bunkie, Cottonport,
Simmesport, Mansura, Ville Platte, Beaver, St. Landry, Mamou,
Reddell, Lawtell, Opelousas, and Eunice
1032 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect until 6 PM CDT this evening.

* TIMING...From late morning through the afternoon.

* WINDS...South sustained 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

* IMPACTS...Difficult driving conditions for high profile
  vehicles especially on east-west roadways and on bridges and
  overpasses. Loose lawn objects along with trash cans will be
  blown around.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 20 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
1032 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...ELEVATED AND GUSTY SOUTHERLY BREEZES EXPECTED TODAY...

.A low pressure system will move out of the Rockies and across
the Southern Plains today. The pressure gradient associated with
the low will allow southerly winds to increase by afternoon and
become strong and gusty at times.

LAZ041>045-052>055-073-074-TXZ215-216-242300-
/O.CON.KLCH.WI.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-170324T2300Z/
Calcasieu-Jefferson Davis-Acadia-Lafayette-Upper St. Martin-
Vermilion-Iberia-St. Mary-Lower St. Martin-West Cameron-
East Cameron-Jefferson-Orange-
Including the cities of Lake Charles, Sulphur, Hathaway,
Jennings, Topsy, Roanoke, Welsh, Lake Arthur, Crowley, Rayne,
Branch, Church Point, Richard, Lafayette, Breaux Bridge, Cade,
St. Martinville, Abbeville, Intracoastal City, Meaux,
Forked Island, Kaplan, New Iberia, Morgan City, Burns Point,
Centerville, Franklin, Patterson, Berwick, Bayou Vista,
Stephensville, Hackberry, Johnson Bayou, Grand Lake, Klondike,
Cameron, Creole, Grand Chenier, Rutherford Beach, Beaumont,
Sabine Pass, Sea Rim State Park, Orange, Vidor, and Bridge City
1032 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...From late morning through the afternoon.

* WINDS...South sustained 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

* IMPACTS...Difficult driving conditions for high profile
  vehicles especially on east-west roadways and on bridges and
  overpasses. Loose lawn objects along with trash cans will be
  blown around.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 20 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

&&

$$


Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
444 AM CDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...A HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE GULF BEACHES OF ALABAMA
AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA TODAY THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

.A STRONG SOUTHERLY WIND FLOW COMBINED WITH INCREASING SWELL
HEIGHTS WELL OFFSHORE WILL LEAD TO DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS TODAY
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.

ALZ265-266-FLZ202-204-206-242000-
/O.NEW.KMOB.RP.S.0008.170324T1200Z-170326T0600Z/
MOBILE COASTAL-BALDWIN COASTAL-ESCAMBIA COASTAL-
SANTA ROSA COASTAL-OKALOOSA COASTAL-
444 AM CDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOBILE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...FREQUENT LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED.
  THE SURF IS DANGEROUS FOR ALL LEVELS OF SWIMMERS...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.  RIP CURRENTS ARE LIFE-
THREATENING TO ANYONE ENTERING THE SURF.  SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD.
IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM.  DON`T FIGHT THE CURRENT.
SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE.  IF UNABLE TO
ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP.  IF TIRED,
FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP CURRENT.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service New Orleans LA
1047 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 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>082-250400-
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-
1047 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

There is a Marginal Risk of severe weather after midnight tonight
for portions of southwest Mississippi and southeast Louisiana
near and west of a line from McComb to Baton Rouge to Bayou
Sorrel. Damaging winds and hail will be possible with these
storms, and a tornado cannot be ruled out.

Small Craft Advisories are in effect for all of the coastal waters
today. The advisory may need to be extended into tonight. Strong
onshore winds of 20 to 25 knots with higher gusts can be expected.

A Wind Advisory is in effect for the entire area today. Strong
southerly winds of 25 to 30 mph with occasional gusts to 40 mph
can be expected today.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

There is a Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms across all of
southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi Saturday, especially
during the morning and early afternoon hours. At this time, all
modes of severe weather appear possible - including damaging wind
gusts, large hail, and a tornado or two.

Thunderstorms are also possible Monday, and again on Thursday. A
few of these storms could be strong to severe on Thursday.

Small Craft Advisories may be needed for portions of the coastal
waters Saturday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation could be requested late tonight into Saturday.

$$

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Shreveport LA
633 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

ARZ050-051-059>061-070>073-LAZ001>006-010>014-017>022-OKZ077-
TXZ096-097-108>112-124>126-136>138-149>153-165>167-241800-
Sevier-Howard-Little River-Hempstead-Nevada-Miller-Lafayette-
Columbia-Union-Caddo-Bossier-Webster-Claiborne-Lincoln-De Soto-
Red River-Bienville-Jackson-Ouachita-Sabine-Natchitoches-Winn-
Grant-Caldwell-La Salle-McCurtain-Bowie-Franklin-Titus-Camp-
Morris-Cass-Wood-Upshur-Marion-Smith-Gregg-Harrison-Cherokee-Rusk-
Panola-Nacogdoches-Shelby-Angelina-San Augustine-
633 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central
Arkansas...southwest Arkansas...north central Louisiana...
northwest Louisiana...southeast Oklahoma...east Texas and
northeast Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight...

Showers and thunderstorms will increase across East Texas,
Southeast Oklahoma, Southwest Arkansas and Western Louisiana this
afternoon, ahead of a strong upper level storm system and
associated dryline as they move across Oklahoma and North Texas.
These showers and thunderstorms are expected to intensify this
afternoon and evening as instability increases ahead of this storm
system, with some of these storms possibly becoming severe.
Damaging winds, large hail, isolated tornadoes, and locally heavy
rainfall will be possible, with this threat spreading east into
the remainder of North Louisiana and Southcentral Arkansas this
evening before weakening late. In addition, a tight pressure
gradient ahead of this storm system will result in strong
southerly winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph areawide
today through this evening. Thus, a Lake Wind Advisory is in
effect areawide before the winds weaken with the passage of these
thunderstorms this evening.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday...

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will diminish Saturday morning
over Northcentral Louisiana as the dryline mixes east across the
area. Warmer and more humid conditions will return Sunday
afternoon and night as southerly winds increase ahead an another
upper level disturbance that will move into the Southern Plains.
Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms will develop Sunday
night over extreme Northeast Texas, Southeast Oklahoma, and
Southwest Arkansas, as instability increases ahead of this
disturbance. Large hail and damaging winds will be possible Sunday
night, with this severe threat diminishing Monday morning.
Additional showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop
Wednesday over much of the region, ahead of another strong upper
level storm system that will approach the region from the west.
Some of these storms again may be severe Wednesday, with damaging
winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes possible.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Activation of emergency managers, storm spotters, and amateur
radio operators, will be needed this afternoon and evening.

$$

15

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
550 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

GMZ430-432-435-450-452-455-470-472-475-251130-
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-
550 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Elevated and gusty southerly winds along with building seas will
make for Small Craft Advisory conditions through tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Elevated southerly winds may occur on Sunday Night into Monday
with Small Craft Exercise Caution conditions. An active pattern
will bring another storm system during the mid-week. Small Craft
Advisory conditions along with strong storms may occur on late
Wednesday into early Thursday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
550 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

LAZ027>033-041>045-052>055-073-074-TXZ180-201-215-216-259>262-
251130-
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-
550 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 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

Elevated and gusty southerly winds will occur today, especially
along the I-10 corridor. Wind speeds will be 15 to 25 mph with
higher gusts. A Wind Advisory will be in effect for locations
along and south of the I-10 corridor.

A line of showers and thunderstorms are expected Friday Night. A
Slight Risk of Severe Storms is outlined by the Storm Prediction
Center (SPC) northwest of a Beaumont to Marksville line.
Meanwhile, A Marginal Risk is outlined for the remainder of the
forecast area. Damaging straightline wind gusts is the main
concern. Isolated large hail or an isolated tornado can not be
totally ruled out, especially in the slight risk area. Brief
torrential down pours and frequent cloud to ground lightning will
also be possible with the storms.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Another significant storm system is expected during the mid week.
Although predictably with this system may change, currently a
Slight Risk for severe storms is outlined by SPC for the forecast
area on late Wednesday into Wednesday Night.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook...UPDATED
National Weather Service Mobile AL
544 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

ALZ051>060-261>266-FLZ201>206-MSZ067-075-076-078-079-251045-
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-
544 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 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 high risk for rip currents along the gulf beaches of
Alabama and Northwest Florida through tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

There is the potential for a few strong to severe thunderstorms
across the region Saturday ahead of a weakening cold front. Most
of the area is outlooked for a slight chance of severe storms, but
it appears the best potential for strong to a few severe storms
Saturday will be over the northwest half of the forecast area,
primarily along and west of I-65. The main threat looks to come
from localized damaging winds along with marginal severe hail
potential.

There is a high risk for rip currents along the gulf beaches of
Alabama and Northwest Florida through late Saturday night.

A few strong to marginally severe thunderstorms will also be
possible during the day on Monday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Activation of SkyWarn Severe Storm Spotter networks may be needed
on Saturday and on Monday.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook...UPDATED
National Weather Service Mobile AL
544 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

GMZ630>635-650-655-670-675-251045-
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-
544 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Hazardous conditions for small craft will be likely over the
marine area through late tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Hazardous conditions for small craft will be possible early
Saturday.

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

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Jackson MS
529 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

LAZ016-025-026-MSZ018-019-025>029-034>037-040>043-047>049-053-054-
059>061-251030-
Madison LA-Tensas-Concordia-Bolivar-Sunflower-Leflore-Grenada-
Carroll-Montgomery-Webster-Washington-Humphreys-Holmes-Attala-
Issaquena-Sharkey-Yazoo-Madison MS-Warren-Hinds-Rankin-Claiborne-
Copiah-Jefferson-Adams-Franklin MS-
529 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of northeast
Louisiana, central Mississippi, north central Mississippi,
northwest Mississippi, southwest Mississippi, and west central
Mississippi.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

NON-THUNDERSTORM WINDS
THREAT...Limited
TIMING...Midday through this evening

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
THREAT...Marginal
TIMING...Late tonight

Sustained south to southeast winds of 15 to 25 mph are expected
from midday through evening with gusts up to 35 mph possible.

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Isolated severe thunderstorms are possible late tonight with the
main risks being damaging wind gusts and hail.

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.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Severe thunderstorms will be possible on Saturday from mid morning
through early evening. The main risks with any severe
thunderstorms on Saturday will be damaging winds and hail.

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Severe thunderstorms will again be possible, at least along and
north of the Interstate 20 corridor, on Monday. This potential
weather event is still several days away and the timing and
impacts will likely be adjusted in later forecasts.

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.SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION STATEMENT...
The activation of storm spotters, HAM radio operators, and
emergency management personnel in support of severe weather
operations may be needed for portions of the region tonight
through Saturday and again Monday.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Jackson MS
529 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

ARZ074-075-LAZ007>009-015-023-024-251030-
Ashley-Chicot-Morehouse-West Carroll-East Carroll-Richland-
Franklin LA-Catahoula-
529 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of southeast
Arkansas, and northeast Louisiana.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

NON-THUNDERSTORM WINDS
THREAT...Limited
TIMING...Midday through this evening

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
THREAT...Slight
TIMING...Tonight

Sustained south to southeast winds of 15 to 25 mph are expected
from midday through evening with gusts up to 35 mph possible.

(www.weather.gov/images/jan/graphicast/image1.png)

Severe thunderstorms are possible starting late this evening and
lasting through overnight hours with the main risks being damaging
wind gusts and hail. A tornado cannot be ruled out.

(www.weather.gov/images/jan/graphicast/image2.png)

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Isolated severe thunderstorms will be possible on Saturday, mainly
through the midday hours. The main risks with any severe
thunderstorms on Saturday will be damaging winds and hail.

(www.weather.gov/images/jan/graphicast/image3.png)

Severe thunderstorms will again be possible, at least along and
north of the Interstate 20 corridor, on Monday. This potential
weather event is still several days away and the timing and
impacts will likely be adjusted in later forecasts.

(www.weather.gov/images/jan/graphicast/image4.png)

.SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION STATEMENT...
The activation of storm spotters, HAM radio operators, and
emergency management personnel in support of severe weather
operations may be needed for portions of the region tonight
through Saturday and again Monday.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Jackson MS
529 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

MSZ062-251030-
Lincoln-
529 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of south central
Mississippi.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
THREAT...Marginal
TIMING...Late Tonight

Isolated severe thunderstorms are possible late tonight with the
main risks being damaging wind gusts and hail.

(www.weather.gov/images/jan/graphicast/image2.png)

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Severe thunderstorms will be possible on Saturday from mid morning
through early evening. The main risks with any severe
thunderstorms on Saturday will be damaging winds and hail.

(www.weather.gov/images/jan/graphicast/image3.png)

.SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION STATEMENT...
The activation of storm spotters, HAM radio operators, and
emergency management personnel in support of severe weather
operations may be needed for portions of the region tonight
through Saturday.

$$

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&&

...HAZARD LEGEND...

*SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS*
High...Significant severe thunderstorms are expected.
Moderate...Severe storms expected with significant
 severe weather possible.
Enhanced...Severe storms expected.
Slight...Severe storms possible.
Marginal...Isolated severe storms possible.

*NON-THUNDERSTORM WINDS*
Extreme...Sustained winds 50 mph or greater or wind gusts 65 mph
 or greater.
Significant...Sustained winds 40-49 mph or wind gusts 58-64 mph.
Elevated...Sustained winds 30-39 mph or wind gusts 45-57 mph.
Limited...Sustained winds 20-29 mph or wind gusts 30 to 44 mph.


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