Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR LOUISIANA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
1218 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

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

GMZ400-281915-
SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES
1218 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 60 NM...
A STRONG NORTHEAST FLOW WILL PERSIST...AND GRADUALLY TURN TO A
MORE EASTERLY DIRECTION TONIGHT AND SATURDAY...AS HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS INTO THE COASTAL WATERS. WINDS WILL FINALLY BEGIN TO RELAX
SATURDAY NIGHT AS THE HIGH WEAKENS. WINDS WILL BECOME MORE
SOUTHERLY ON SUNDAY INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK...AS WEAK LOW PRESSURE
PULLS A WARM FRONT NORTHWARD THROUGH THE COASTAL WATERS. A COLD
FRONT IS EXPECTED TO SWEEP THROUGH THE COASTAL WATERS WEDNESDAY
NIGHT...WITH STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW IN ITS WAKE.

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GMZ430-281915-
SABINE LAKE-
1218 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION EARLY THIS MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS ROUGH.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ432-281915-
CALCASIEU LAKE-
1218 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION EARLY THIS MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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GMZ435-281915-
VERMILION BAY-
1218 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
SHOWERS LIKELY.

$$

GMZ450-281915-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
1218 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY THIS
MORNING...

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION FROM THIS MORNING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO
4 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ452-281915-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
1218 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY THIS
MORNING...

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION FROM THIS MORNING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ455-281915-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
1218 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY THIS
MORNING...

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION FROM THIS MORNING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

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

$$

GMZ470-281915-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
1218 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO
7 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 7 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4 TO
5 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO
4 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO
8 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ472-281915-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
1218 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET BUILDING
TO 6 TO 7 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 7 FEET
BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO
6 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO
8 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ475-281915-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
1218 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO
6 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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