Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
755 AM CST THU DEC 8 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.

GMZ400-090215-
SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT
60 NM INCLUDING SABINE AND CALCASIEU LAKES AND VERMILION BAY
755 AM CST THU DEC 8 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
LIGHT TO MODERATE SHOWERS CAN BE EXPECTED THIS MORNING INTO EARLY
THIS AFTERNOON AS A STRONG COLD FRONT SINKS SOUTH THROUGH THE
AREA. A TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT BEHIND THE FRONT WILL RESULT IN
GALE FORCE WINDS DEVELOPING THIS MORNING AND PERSISTING THROUGH
THE DAY. A GALE WARNING IS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING FOR
THE OFFSHORE WATERS AND A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR
COASTAL LAKES AND BAYS. WINDS MODERATE FRIDAY AND WILL SHIFT
SOUTHEASTERLY ONCE AGAIN BY SATURDAY IN ADVANCE OF THE NEXT
FRONTAL SYSTEM WHICH IS EXPECTED LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY.

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GMZ430-090215-
SABINE LAKE-
755 AM CST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

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

$$

GMZ432-090215-
CALCASIEU LAKE-
755 AM CST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

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

$$

GMZ435-090215-
VERMILION BAY-
755 AM CST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. RAIN
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ450-090215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
755 AM CST THU DEC 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. RAIN
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
40 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.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 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE
OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ452-090215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
755 AM CST THU DEC 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. RAIN
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.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 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ455-090215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
755 AM CST THU DEC 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
40 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. CHANCE
OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ470-090215-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
755 AM CST THU DEC 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. GUSTS UP TO 40 KNOTS IN
THE MORNING. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ472-090215-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
755 AM CST THU DEC 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. GUSTS UP TO 40 KNOTS IN
THE MORNING. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ475-090215-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
755 AM CST THU DEC 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. RAIN
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
40 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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