Strong winds affect Gulf of Mexico
on January 16, 2008

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
110 PM CST WED JAN 16 2008

...STRONG WINDS AFFECT GULF WATERS...

A POWERFUL SURFACE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVING ACROSS THE 
NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO HAS PRODUCED WIDESPREAD REPORTS OF 
STRONG WINDS OFFSHORE TODAY. SUSTAINED WINDS EQUAL TO TROPICAL 
STORM FORCE WITH A FEW GUSTS TO HURRICANE FORCE HAVE BEEN 
REPORTED.

BELOW IS A LIST OF SOME PEAK WIND AND WAVE MEASUREMENTS FOR
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 16 2008 FROM COASTAL AND OFFSHORE WEATHER
REPORTING STATIONS IN THE NORTHWESTERN GULF OF MEXICO:


SITE             LOCATION             PK SUST  PK WIND  PK WAVE
                                        WIND    GUST     HEIGHT
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SHIP 2 E GC 608  150 SE AMELIA LA        -     84 MPH
GREEN CANYON 608 148 SSE AMELIA LA     69 MPH  82 MPH   26 FEET
BUOY 42362       131 SSE AMELIA LA       -     72 MPH
FGBL1            111 SSE SEA RIM TX    56 MPH  61 MPH
BUOY 42046       124 S SEA RIM TX      38 MPH  54 MPH
BUOY 42019       146 SSW AMELIA LA     40 MPH  49 MPH   16 FEET
MARSH ISLAND 268 63 S NEW IBERIA LA    44 MPH  48 MPH    9 FEET
MRSL1            42 SW NEW IBERIA LA   32 MPH  38 MPH
BUOY 42035       39 SSW SEA RIM TX     31 MPH  36 MPH    8 FEET
SEA RIM ST PARK  10 WSW SABINE PASS TX 21 MPH  29 MPH
CALCASIEU PASS   2 S CAMERON LA        22 MPH  28 MPH
SABINE PASS      SABINE PASS TX        21 MPH  28 MPH
 


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