Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
342 AM CST WED DEC 7 2016

COASTAL WATERS FROM THE LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER LA TO HIGH
ISLAND TX OUT 60 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING SABINE AND
CALCASIEU LAKES AND VERMILION BAY

SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE
HIGHEST ONE THIRD OF THE WAVES...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL
HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE HIGHEST TEN PERCENT OF THE WAVES.

GMZ400-072215-
SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT
60 NM INCLUDING SABINE AND CALCASIEU LAKES AND VERMILION BAY
342 AM CST WED DEC 7 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
MODEST EASTERLY WINDS WILL PREVAIL TODAY WITH HIGH PRESSURE
CENTERED TO THE NORTH OF THE AREA. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PUSH
THROUGH THE REGION LATE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING BRINGING
SCATTERED SHOWERS. A TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT BEHIND THE FRONT
WILL RESULT IN STRONG OFFSHORE WINDS. A GALE WATCH HAS BEEN POSTED
FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. SUSTAINED WINDS OF
25-30 KNOTS CAN BE EXPECTED WITH GUSTS TO 35-40 KNOTS. WINDS BEGIN
TO MODERATE DURING THE DAY FRIDAY AND WILL SHIFT SOUTHEASTERLY
ONCE AGAIN BY SATURDAY IN ADVANCE OF THE NEXT FRONTAL SYSTEM.

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GMZ430-072215-
SABINE LAKE-
342 AM CST WED DEC 7 2016

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH INCREASING TO CHOPPY
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...
THEN CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS ROUGH.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
ROUGH.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS ROUGH DECREASING TO A
LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ432-072215-
CALCASIEU LAKE-
342 AM CST WED DEC 7 2016

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH INCREASING TO CHOPPY
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...
THEN CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS ROUGH.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
ROUGH.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY. CHANCE
OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ435-072215-
VERMILION BAY-
342 AM CST WED DEC 7 2016

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP INCREASING TO
ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
ROUGH.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. CHANCE
OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ450-072215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
342 AM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ452-072215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
342 AM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 40 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ455-072215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
342 AM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ470-072215-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
342 AM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
8 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ472-072215-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
342 AM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
8 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
6 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ475-072215-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
342 AM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 40 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
6 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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