Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
403 PM CDT WED MAR 29 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.

GMZ400-300930-
SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT
60 NM INCLUDING SABINE AND CALCASIEU LAKES AND VERMILION BAY
403 PM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTH WINDS ALONG WITH ROUGH SEAS ARE EXPECTED
DURING THE EVENING HOURS AS A LOW PRESSURE AREA AND AN ASSOCIATED
COLD FRONT APPROACH THE COASTAL WATERS. WINDS ARE FORECAST TO
GRADUALLY SUBSIDE FROM WEST TO EAST TONIGHT AS THE FRONT NEARS AND
THEN PUSHES THROUGH THE REGION. A BRIEF PERIOD OF WEST WINDS WILL
FOLLOW THE FRONTAL PASSAGE, WITH AN ONSHORE FLOW RETURNING
THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY. SOUTH WINDS WILL INCREASE AGAIN OVER
THE WEEKEND IN ASSOCIATION WITH ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM FORECAST TO
AFFECT THE AREA.

$$

GMZ430-300930-
SABINE LAKE-
403 PM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING...
...TORNADO WATCH 98 IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

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

$$

GMZ432-300930-
CALCASIEU LAKE-
403 PM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING...
...TORNADO WATCH 98 IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS ROUGH. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ435-300930-
VERMILION BAY-
403 PM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING, THEN SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ450-300930-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
403 PM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT THURSDAY...
...TORNADO WATCH 98 IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ452-300930-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
403 PM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT THURSDAY...
...TORNADO WATCH 98 IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING, THEN SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

$$

GMZ455-300930-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
403 PM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING, THEN CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

$$

GMZ470-300930-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
403 PM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

$$

GMZ472-300930-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
403 PM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE MORNING, THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.

$$

GMZ475-300930-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
403 PM CDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING, THEN CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 8 FEET.

$$

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