Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
924 PM CST SAT DEC 3 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.

GMZ400-041615-
SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT
60 NM INCLUDING SABINE AND CALCASIEU LAKES AND VERMILION BAY
924 PM CST SAT DEC 3 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
THE GRADIENT ALONG A COASTAL TROUGH OFF THE TEXAS AND LOUISIANA
COAST WILL BRIEFLY WEAKEN TONIGHT...HELPING TO DECREASE WINDS AND
SEAS. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SOME THUNDERSTORMS ARE ALSO EXPECTED
THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEKEND AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW MOVES
SLOWLY TOWARD THE REGION. AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IS FORECAST TO
DEVELOP ALONG THE SOUTHERN END OF THE SURFACE TROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
AND MOVE TO THE NORTHEAST ACROSS THE REGION ON MONDAY. SOUTH WINDS
WILL AGAIN INCREASE AHEAD OF THE SURFACE LOW SUNDAY NIGHT AND
EARLY MONDAY...WITH STRONG WEST WINDS BEHIND THE LOW DURING MONDAY
INTO MONDAY NIGHT. A STRONG COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED LATER THIS
WEEK...WITH STRONG AND GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS ON THURSDAY.

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GMZ430-041615-
SABINE LAKE-
924 PM CST SAT DEC 3 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY. RAIN
SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY. RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP INCREASING TO
ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS ROUGH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.

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GMZ432-041615-
CALCASIEU LAKE-
924 PM CST SAT DEC 3 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY. RAIN
SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY. RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP INCREASING TO
CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS ROUGH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.

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GMZ435-041615-
VERMILION BAY-
924 PM CST SAT DEC 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP INCREASING TO
CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.

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GMZ450-041615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
924 PM CST SAT DEC 3 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. RAIN
SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.

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GMZ452-041615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
924 PM CST SAT DEC 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY LATE IN THE EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT. SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.

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GMZ455-041615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
924 PM CST SAT DEC 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE
OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ470-041615-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
924 PM CST SAT DEC 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY LATE IN THE EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT. SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SHOWERS
AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.

$$

GMZ472-041615-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
924 PM CST SAT DEC 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. CHANCE
OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
40 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.

$$

GMZ475-041615-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
924 PM CST SAT DEC 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
40 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.

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