Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR LOUISIANA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
948 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

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

GMZ400-020430-
SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 60
NAUTICAL MILES
948 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 60 NM...
A LIGHT TO MODEST SOUTHERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED TODAY AHEAD OF AN
APPROACHING COLD FRONT. THIS FRONT IS FORECAST TO MOVE THROUGH
THE GULF WATERS TONIGHT...WITH A STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW DEVELOPING
WITH THE FRONTAL PASSAGE. FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE WILL BE
POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING. IN ADDITION LOW WATER
CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE COASTAL LAKE AND BAYS TONIGHT
AND MONDAY MORNING. WINDS AND SEAS WILL SUBSIDE MONDAY INTO
TUESDAY...WITH WINDS INCREASING AGAIN TOWARD MID TO LATE WEEK AS
AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS AND TRACKS EASTWARD ACROSS THE
NORTHERN GULF.

$$

GMZ430-020430-
SABINE LAKE-
948 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

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

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS LIKELY LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY DECREASING TO A LIGHT CHOP
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP DECREASING TO SMOOTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN
THE LATE EVENING.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
RAIN LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ432-020430-
CALCASIEU LAKE-
948 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

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

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

$$

GMZ435-020430-
VERMILION BAY-
948 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 15 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY INCREASING TO ROUGH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS ROUGH DECREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY DECREASING TO A
LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF RAIN LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN UNTIL EARLY MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
RAIN LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. RAIN LIKELY.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ450-020430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
948 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN
THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE LATE
EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. RAIN.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ452-020430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
948 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS UNTIL EARLY MORNING.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE LATE
MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY
IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE LATE EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. RAIN.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. RAIN LIKELY.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ455-020430-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
948 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 15 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET SUBSIDING TO 0 TO
1 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT BUILDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN UNTIL EARLY MORNING...THEN RAIN
LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. RAIN
LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. RAIN LIKELY.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ470-020430-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
948 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 25 TO
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS UNTIL EARLY MORNING.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. RAIN
LIKELY LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
RAIN LIKELY UNTIL EARLY MORNING...THEN RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. RAIN.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
5 FEET.

$$

GMZ472-020430-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
948 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO
30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
RAIN LIKELY UNTIL EARLY MORNING...THEN RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. RAIN.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. RAIN LIKELY.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.

$$

GMZ475-020430-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
948 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL EARLY
MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A
CHANCE OF RAIN UNTIL EARLY MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. RAIN
LIKELY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. RAIN LIKELY.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.

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