Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
416 AM CST SUN DEC 11 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.

GMZ400-112330-
SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT
60 NM INCLUDING SABINE AND CALCASIEU LAKES AND VERMILION BAY
416 AM CST SUN DEC 11 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
SOUTHEAST WINDS AS HIGH PRESSURE PUSHES EAST TO THE ATLANTIC
COAST...WITH SPEEDS BECOMING A LITTLE MORE ELEVATED AS LOW
PRESSURE DEEPENS OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS. WINDS WILL TURN MORE
SOUTHERLY FOR THE EARLY PART OF THE WEEK AS A WEAK FRONTAL
BOUNDARY SLIPS THROUGH THE WESTERN GULF REGION...EVENTUALLY MOVING
INTO THE COASTAL WATERS BY MID-WEEK. RAIN CHANCES WILL ALSO
INCREASE OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS WITH THE APPROACH OF THE FRONT.

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GMZ430-112330-
SABINE LAKE-
416 AM CST SUN DEC 11 2016

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE
DAY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

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GMZ432-112330-
CALCASIEU LAKE-
416 AM CST SUN DEC 11 2016

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE
DAY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
SMOOTH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

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VERMILION BAY-
416 AM CST SUN DEC 11 2016

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE
DAY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

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GMZ450-112330-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
416 AM CST SUN DEC 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. PATCHY
FOG IN THE MORNING. CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

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GMZ452-112330-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
416 AM CST SUN DEC 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. PATCHY
FOG IN THE MORNING. CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

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GMZ455-112330-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
416 AM CST SUN DEC 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. PATCHY
FOG IN THE MORNING. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

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GMZ470-112330-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
416 AM CST SUN DEC 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. PATCHY
FOG IN THE MORNING. CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

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GMZ472-112330-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
416 AM CST SUN DEC 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. PATCHY
FOG IN THE MORNING. CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ475-112330-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
416 AM CST SUN DEC 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. PATCHY FOG
IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

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