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Subject:Lake Charles Daily Update
Date:Friday, November 02, 2018
Priority:Normal
Notice:Channel Status: Open

Pilot Service: Available

Inbound Deep Draft Pilot Boarding Windows:
1/1915 TO 2/1130 ** 2/2015 TO 3/0230 ** 3/1000 TO 3/1300 ** 3/2115 TO 4 0130 ** 4/0915 TO 4/1330 ** 4/2100 TO 5/0145 ** 5/0930 TO 5/1500 ** 5/2200 TO 6/0130 ** 6/1000 TO 6/1630 ** 6/2245 TO 7/0145

Offshore and Coastal Forecast:
Synopsis: Brisk and at times gusty northwest winds will gradually subside from west to east today as surface high pressure builds into the region. This high will move off to the east with southerly winds returning by Saturday. A brief bout of offshore flow is expected late Sunday as a weak front pushes through the coastal waters, with an onshore flow returning to start the work week.

Today
Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots by early afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Tonight
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Saturday
South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Saturday Night
South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
Sunday
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming north 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
Monday
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Monday Night
South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Tuesday
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Max Channel Draft:

-Maximum Channel Draft 40'00" FW effective Oct. 04, 2017.

Please note the following maximum FW drafts at MLLW for CITGO Lake Charles docks:

* Maximum draft for CITGO "B" Dock Lake Charles is 40'00" FW.
(-40'00" MLLW) effective June 04, 2018.
* Maximum draft for CITGO "C" Dock Lake Charles is 40'00" FW.
(-40'00" MLLW) effective June 04, 2018.
* Maximum draft for CITGO "D" Dock Lake Charles is 36'00" FW.
(-36'00" MLLW) effective June 04, 2018.
* Maximum draft for CITGO CLIFTON RIDGE Lake Charles is 40'00" FW.
(-40'00" MLLW) effective Mar. 30, 2018.

-Phillips 66 Clifton Ridge max depth 42.0 FEET MLLW BW
-Phillips 66 Refinery Dock #3 max depth is 42.0 FEET MLLW BW.

Traffic Notice:
-Abandoned Anchor Chains in Position Lat 29-17.8N, Lon 093-11.75W AND Lat 29 17.53'N Lon 093 11.65'W

ATON OUTER BAR - #34 LOOKS TO BE SINKING OR TAKING ON WATER

ATON INNER BAR - LT #50 DISCONTINUED ** LT #121 DESTROYED ** LT #130 TRLB

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Notice posted on Friday, November 02, 2018

Disclaimer
For quality assurance purposes please note well that while the above information is regularly vetted for accuracy it is not intended to replace the local knowledge or expertise pertaining to port conditions of our marine operations personnel. Port précis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up-to-date information.