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Subject:Lake Charles Daily Update
Date:Monday, November 05, 2018
Priority:Normal
Notice:Channel Status: Open

Pilot Service: Available

Inbound Deep Draft Pilot Boarding Windows:
5/0930 TO 5/1500 ** 5/2200 TO 6/0130 ** 6/1000 TO 6/1630 ** 6/2245 TO 7/0145 ** 7/1045 TO 8/0200 ** 8/1130 TO 9/0200 ** 9/1215 TO 10/0200 ** 10/1300 TO 11/0300 ** 11/1400 TO 12/0230

Offshore and Coastal Forecast:
Synopsis: A mainly light onshore flow will develop by this morning then prevail through mid-week as our recent cold front washes out or drifts back inland as a warm front. Northerly winds are expected to develop behind our next cold frontal passage Wednesday night into Thursday, then increase on Friday as a reinforcing shot of colder air moves over the northwest Gulf of Mexico.

Today
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tonight
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
Tuesday
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Wednesday
South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
East winds around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Chance of showers.
Thursday
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Friday
Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet. Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms.
Friday Night
Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 4 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Rain showers likely.

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 Monday, November 05, 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.