Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR LOUISIANA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
912 AM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

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

GMZ400-270415-
SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES
912 AM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 60 NM...
SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE TODAY AND SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
WILL MOVE INTO THE COASTAL WATERS THIS AFTERNOON AND INCREASE IN
AREA COVERAGE AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT THAT IS EXPECTED TO PUSH
THROUGH ON SUNDAY. STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DRAW TO A CLOSE ON
MONDAY.

$$

GMZ430-270415-
SABINE LAKE-
912 AM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY DECREASING TO A LIGHT
CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS UNTIL EARLY MORNING...
THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP DECREASING TO SMOOTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP
INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS
LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ432-270415-
CALCASIEU LAKE-
912 AM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY DECREASING TO A LIGHT
CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS UNTIL EARLY MORNING...
THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON...THEN SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH INCREASING TO
CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS
LIKELY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ435-270415-
VERMILION BAY-
912 AM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE LATE MORNING AND
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY DECREASING TO A LIGHT
CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING...
THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY DECREASING TO A LIGHT
CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ450-270415-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
912 AM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

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

$$

GMZ452-270415-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
912 AM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON. THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS. A CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SHOWERS AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SHOWERS
LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ455-270415-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
912 AM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN
THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET BUILDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY
AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ470-270415-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
912 AM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

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

$$

GMZ472-270415-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
912 AM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ475-270415-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
912 AM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS
EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN
THE LATE EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET BUILDING
TO 4 TO 5 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 FEET. SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$






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