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Local Statement for KAREN (Text)



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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TROPICAL STORM KAREN LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
433 PM CDT SAT OCT 5 2013

...KAREN REMAINS NEARLY STATIONARY THIS AFTERNOON...

.NEW INFORMATION...
WARNINGS HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED.

.AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS LOCAL STATEMENT OFFERS GUIDANCE AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR
MARINERS...AS WELL AS OTHER MARINE INTERESTS...ALONG ALL COASTAL
WATER LEGS OF GULF OF MEXICO WATERS AND ADJACENT COASTAL LAKES
AND BAYS. 

.WATCHES/WARNINGS...
TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE NO LONGER IN EFFECT
ANYWHERE ALONG THE SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA COASTAL WATERS. 

A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR VERMILION...
IBERIA...AND ST MARY PARISHES THROUGH TONIGHT.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.

PLEASE CHECK THE LATEST PUBLIC AND MARINE FORECASTS FOR DETAILED
INFORMATION ABOUT ANY ADDITIONAL HAZARDS.

.STORM INFORMATION...
AT 3 PM CDT...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM KAREN WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 28.1N...LONGITUDE 91.7W. THIS WAS ABOUT 150 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF CAMERON LA...OR ABOUT 100 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF
MORGAN CITY LA. STORM MOTION WAS N OR 360 DEGREES AT 2 MPH. STORM
INTENSITY WAS 40 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...
DISORGANIZED TROPICAL STORM KAREN IS NEARLY STATIONARY THIS
AFTERNOON BUT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE TO THE NORTHEAST TONIGHT AND
THEN OFF TO THE EAST NORTHEAST AND INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED ON
SUNDAY. THEREFORE...TROPICAL STORM WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED OVER THE
COASTAL WATERS FROM ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY AND OUT
60 MILES... AND WARNINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY
WILL REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. HIGHER SWELLS
FROM KAREN WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT THE COASTAL WATERS.

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BOAT OWNERS AND CAPTAINS OF SMALL CRAFT SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT
UNTIL THE SEAS LOWER AND THE WINDS BEGIN TO RELAX. 

&&

.NEXT UPDATE...
AS IT PERTAINS TO THIS EVENT...THIS WILL BE THE LAST LOCAL
STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAKE CHARLES
REGARDING THE EFFECTS OF TROPICAL CYCLONE HAZARDS UPON THE AREA. 

GMZ455-475-052245-
/O.CAN.KLCH.TR.W.1012.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
433 PM CDT SAT OCT 5 2013

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT OR SAFE HARBOR UNTIL WINDS AND
SEAS SUBSIDE. FOR ANY SMALL CRAFT WHO ARE IN DISTRESS...OR IF YOU
SEE SOMEONE ELSE IN DISTRESS...RADIO YOUR SITUATION ACCORDING TO
MARITIME PROTOCOL. IF APPROPRIATE...DEPLOY YOUR EMERGENCY DISTRESS
BEACON. 

&&

...WINDS AND SEAS...
TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNINGS HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED. SUSTAINED HIGH
WINDS ARE NO LONGER EXPECTED BUT STRONG WIND GUSTS WILL STILL
OCCUR.

$$







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