Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
940 PM CST THU JAN 19 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.

GMZ400-201615-
SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT
60 NM INCLUDING SABINE AND CALCASIEU LAKES AND VERMILION BAY
940 PM CST THU JAN 19 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
MODEST ONSHORE WINDS TONIGHT BEHIND A WEAKENING FRONTAL BOUNDARY.
ONSHORE WINDS WILL INCREASE FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY AS A
SURFACE LOW DEVELOPS OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS. THIS LOW WILL MOVE
EAST OVER THE WEEKEND AND PUSH A COLD FRONT ACROSS THE COASTAL
WATERS EARLY SUNDAY. GALE FORCE WINDS WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 45
KNOTS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT IN THE GULF WATERS
BEHIND THIS FRONT.

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GMZ430-201615-
SABINE LAKE-
940 PM CST THU JAN 19 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP
INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
ROUGH.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP DECREASING TO SMOOTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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GMZ432-201615-
CALCASIEU LAKE-
940 PM CST THU JAN 19 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
ROUGH.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.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 AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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GMZ435-201615-
VERMILION BAY-
940 PM CST THU JAN 19 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. BAY WATERS EXTREMELY ROUGH.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.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 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

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GMZ450-201615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
940 PM CST THU JAN 19 2017

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM CST FRIDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. AREAS OF FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. VISIBILITY 1 NM OR LESS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. AREAS OF
FOG IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON. VISIBILITY 1 NM OR LESS IN THE MORNING.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 50 KNOTS
DECREASING TO 25 TO 30 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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GMZ452-201615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
940 PM CST THU JAN 19 2017

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM CST FRIDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. AREAS OF FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. VISIBILITY 1 NM OR LESS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. AREAS OF
FOG IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON. VISIBILITY 1 NM OR LESS IN THE MORNING.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.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 BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. 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 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

$$

GMZ455-201615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
940 PM CST THU JAN 19 2017

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM CST FRIDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. AREAS OF FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. VISIBILITY 1 NM OR LESS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. AREAS
OF FOG IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON. VISIBILITY 1 NM OR LESS IN THE MORNING.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 45 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.

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GMZ470-201615-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
940 PM CST THU JAN 19 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
25 TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING AROUND 30 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 50 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 45 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

$$

GMZ472-201615-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
940 PM CST THU JAN 19 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
25 TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
50 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 12 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 4 TO 7 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.

$$

GMZ475-201615-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
940 PM CST THU JAN 19 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF 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 3 TO 5 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS INCREASING TO 30 TO 35 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 50 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 12 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS DECREASING TO
25 TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 50 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO
14 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. GUSTS UP TO 40 KNOTS IN
THE MORNING. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

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