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Subject:Lake Charles Daily Update
Date:Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Priority:Normal
Notice:Channel Status: Open

Pilot Service: Available

Inbound Deep Draft Pilot Boarding Windows:
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 light to moderate onshore flow will continue through Wednesday as high pressure remains anchored off the east coast of Florida. Winds will trend northerly beginning Thursday as a cold front eases into the northwest Gulf of Mexico, then strengthen going into Friday as a secondary surge of cold air arrives.

Today
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Tonight
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening.
Wednesday
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Isolated thunderstorms in the morning. Chance of showers through the day. Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east after midnight. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Thursday
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms.
Friday
Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet. Showers likely.
Friday Night
Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to around 40 knots. Seas 5 to 8 feet with occasional seas up to 10 feet. Chance of rain showers.
Saturday
Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 4 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Chance of rain showers.
Saturday Night
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Chance of showers.

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 Tuesday, November 06, 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.