Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
406 AM CDT THU MAR 23 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.

GMZ400-232130-
SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT
60 NM INCLUDING SABINE AND CALCASIEU LAKES AND VERMILION BAY
406 AM CDT THU MAR 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
WEAK HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OVER THE NORTH CENTRAL GULF WILL
ALLOW FOR MAINLY LIGHT ONSHORE WINDS TO PERSIST TODAY. WINDS AND
SEAS WILL INCREASE ON TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY IN ADVANCE OF AN
APPROACHING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM. THIS AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IS
EXPECTED TO PRODUCE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THAT WILL MOVE
THROUGH THE COASTAL WATERS FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY. WINDS
WILL DECREASE ON SATURDAY AS THE LOW MOVES AWAY FROM THE REGION.

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GMZ430-232130-
SABINE LAKE-
406 AM CDT THU MAR 23 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
AREAS OF DENSE FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS ROUGH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS ROUGH. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS ROUGH.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ432-232130-
CALCASIEU LAKE-
406 AM CDT THU MAR 23 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS ROUGH. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING, THEN SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.

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GMZ435-232130-
VERMILION BAY-
406 AM CDT THU MAR 23 2017

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH INCREASING TO A LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ450-232130-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
406 AM CDT THU MAR 23 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

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GMZ452-232130-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
406 AM CDT THU MAR 23 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING, THEN SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ455-232130-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
406 AM CDT THU MAR 23 2017

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. AREAS OF DENSE FOG IN THE
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ470-232130-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
406 AM CDT THU MAR 23 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING, THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

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GMZ472-232130-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
406 AM CDT THU MAR 23 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING, THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ475-232130-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
406 AM CDT THU MAR 23 2017

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING, THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

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