283  
WHUS74 KLCH 202129  
MWWLCH  
 
URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA  
329 PM CST THU FEB 20 2020  
 
GMZ435-450-452-455-470-472-475-211200-  
/O.CON.KLCH.SC.Y.0012.000000T0000Z-200221T0000Z/  
/O.CON.KLCH.GL.W.0001.200221T0000Z-200221T1200Z/  
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-  
329 PM CST THU FEB 20 2020  
 
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS  
EVENING...   
..GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST FRIDAY
 
 
* WHAT...FOR THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY, NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KT  
WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AND SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET EXPECTED. FOR THE  
GALE WARNING, NORTH WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT  
AND SEAS 4 TO 8 FEET EXPECTED.  
 
* WHERE...VERMILION BAY, COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA  
RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA OUT 20 NM AND WATERS FROM LOWER  
ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM.  
 
* WHEN...FOR THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY, THROUGH 6 PM CST THIS  
EVENING. FOR THE GALE WARNING, FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM  
CST FRIDAY.  
 
* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS SEAS WHICH COULD  
CAPSIZE OR DAMAGE VESSELS AND REDUCE VISIBILITY.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
MARINERS SHOULD ALTER PLANS TO AVOID THESE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS.  
REMAIN IN PORT, SEEK SAFE HARBOR, ALTER COURSE, AND/OR SECURE THE  
VESSEL FOR SEVERE CONDITIONS.  
 

 
 

 
 
GMZ430-432-211200-  
/O.CON.KLCH.SC.Y.0012.000000T0000Z-200221T1200Z/  
SABINE LAKE-CALCASIEU LAKE-  
329 PM CST THU FEB 20 2020  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST FRIDAY
 
 
* WHAT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KT EXPECTED WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT  
POSSIBLE. INLAND BAYS AND LAKES...VERY ROUGH.  
 
* WHERE...SABINE LAKE AND CALCASIEU LAKE.  
 
* WHEN...THROUGH 6 AM CST FRIDAY.  
 
* IMPACTS...CONDITIONS WILL BE HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS, ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER  
VESSELS, SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS.  
 

 
 

 
 
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