Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
1017 AM CDT TUE APR 25 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.

GMZ400-260415-
SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT
60 NM INCLUDING SABINE AND CALCASIEU LAKES AND VERMILION BAY
1017 AM CDT TUE APR 25 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
AN INCREASING SOUTHERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED TODAY AS THE PRESSURE
GRADIENT TIGHTENS BETWEEN HIGH PRESSURE TO OUR EAST AND LOW
PRESSURE DEEPENING OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS. THIS LOW WILL PULL A
 WEAK COLD FRONT ACROSS THE GULF WATERS WEDNESDAY
NIGHT...POSSIBLY ACCOMPANIED BY A FEW THUNDERSTORMS. A BRIEF
PERIOD OF ELEVATED  OFFSHORE FLOW IS LIKELY BEHIND THE FRONT
BEFORE SOUTHERLIES BECOME RE-ESTABLISHED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE
PERIOD.

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GMZ430-260415-
SABINE LAKE-
1017 AM CDT TUE APR 25 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS ROUGH.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY DECREASING TO A
LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS ROUGH.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS ROUGH.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ432-260415-
CALCASIEU LAKE-
1017 AM CDT TUE APR 25 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS ROUGH.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY
DECREASING TO A LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING, THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS ROUGH. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS ROUGH.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ435-260415-
VERMILION BAY-
1017 AM CDT TUE APR 25 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS ROUGH
DECREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY
ROUGH. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ450-260415-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
1017 AM CDT TUE APR 25 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ452-260415-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
1017 AM CDT TUE APR 25 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING, THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ455-260415-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
1017 AM CDT TUE APR 25 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING, THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ470-260415-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
1017 AM CDT TUE APR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ472-260415-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
1017 AM CDT TUE APR 25 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
UP TO 7 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 12 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ475-260415-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
1017 AM CDT TUE APR 25 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP
TO 7 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING, THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 12 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 13 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO
10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 11 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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