Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
928 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

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.

GMZ400-221615-
SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT
60 NM INCLUDING SABINE AND CALCASIEU LAKES AND VERMILION BAY
928 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
AN INTENSE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL ADVANCE THROUGH THE LOWER
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TONIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY...CONTINUING EAST
INTO THE SOUTHEAST CONUS. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING STRONG AND
GUSTY WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS OVER THE NORTHWEST GULF AND
ADJACENT LAKES AND BAYS.

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GMZ430-221615-
SABINE LAKE-
928 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...
...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO NOON CST SUNDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP
INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG LATE IN THE
EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
ROUGH.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ432-221615-
CALCASIEU LAKE-
928 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...
...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO NOON CST SUNDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP
INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG LATE IN THE
EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
ROUGH.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ435-221615-
VERMILION BAY-
928 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. PATCHY FOG THROUGH THE NIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY
ROUGH.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ450-221615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
928 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
25 TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. PATCHY FOG LATE
IN THE EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE
IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET.

$$

GMZ452-221615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
928 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. PATCHY FOG
THROUGH THE NIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. GUSTS UP TO
45 KNOTS IN THE EVENING. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ455-221615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
928 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. PATCHY FOG THROUGH THE NIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 45 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ470-221615-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
928 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO
25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
4 TO 7 FEET. PATCHY FOG LATE IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS DECREASING TO 25 TO 30 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 50 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 12 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. GUSTS UP TO
45 KNOTS IN THE EVENING. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.

$$

GMZ472-221615-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
928 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO
25 TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET. PATCHY FOG LATE
IN THE EVENING.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
50 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 50 KNOTS DECREASING TO 25 TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
8 TO 12 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.

$$

GMZ475-221615-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
928 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
6 FEET. PATCHY FOG LATE IN THE EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET BUILDING TO 12 TO 16 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 45 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

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