Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR LOUISIANA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
840 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 60 NM

GMZ400-211200-
SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES
840 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 60 NM...
NORTHERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO DIMINISH TONIGHT AS AN AREA OF
LOW PRESSURE DEPARTS THE AREA AND HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN BEHIND
IT. SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL DEVELOP BY MONDAY AS THE HIGH MOVES OFF
TO THE EAST...AND STRENGTHEN ON TUESDAY AS LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS
OVER THE PLAINS. A COLD FRONT SWEEPS ACROSS THE WATERS LATE
TUESDAY...WITH NORTHWEST TO WEST WINDS BEHIND IT THROUGH MID-
WEEK.

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GMZ430-211200-
SABINE LAKE-
840 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY INCREASING TO
ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS ROUGH DECREASING TO
CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.

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GMZ432-211200-
CALCASIEU LAKE-
840 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH INCREASING TO A
LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY INCREASING TO ROUGH
IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS ROUGH DECREASING TO
CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.

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GMZ435-211200-
VERMILION BAY-
840 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE MORNING
AND AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS UNTIL EARLY MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS ROUGH DECREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.

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GMZ450-211200-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
840 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
15 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO
3 TO 4 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS UNTIL EARLY MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

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GMZ452-211200-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
840 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET
BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO
4 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

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GMZ455-211200-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
840 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE MORNING AND
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS UNTIL EARLY MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

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GMZ470-211200-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
840 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO
5 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.

$$

GMZ472-211200-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
840 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE MORNING
AND AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET BUILDING
TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO
5 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.

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GMZ475-211200-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
840 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET BUILDING
TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET
BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

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