Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
510 PM CST WED DEC 7 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.

GMZ400-081215-
SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT
60 NM INCLUDING SABINE AND CALCASIEU LAKES AND VERMILION BAY
510 PM CST WED DEC 7 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS EARLY
THURSDAY MORNING RESULTING IN A CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. A TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT BEHIND THE FRONT WILL
LIKELY RESULT IN GALE FORCE WINDS. THEREFORE...A GALE WARNING IS
NOW IN EFFECT THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING FOR THE
NEARSHORE AND OFFSHORE COASTAL WATERS OUT 60 NM. WINDS WILL GUST
TO 35-40 KNOTS AND CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. SEAS
WILL BE IN THE 3 TO 5 FOOT RANGE IN THE NEARSHORE WATERS TO
7-9 FOOT RANGE FROM 20-60 NM OFFSHORE WATERS. WINDS WILL MODERATE
DURING THE DAY FRIDAY AND WILL SHIFT SOUTHEASTERLY ONCE AGAIN BY
SATURDAY IN ADVANCE OF THE NEXT FRONTAL SYSTEM WHICH IS EXPECTED
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY.

$$

GMZ430-081215-
SABINE LAKE-
510 PM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN SHOWERS
LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS ROUGH. CHANCE
OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
ROUGH.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ432-081215-
CALCASIEU LAKE-
510 PM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

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

$$

GMZ435-081215-
VERMILION BAY-
510 PM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ450-081215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
510 PM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
40 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ452-081215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
510 PM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
40 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE
OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ455-081215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
510 PM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
40 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ470-081215-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
510 PM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 45 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ472-081215-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
510 PM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 45 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ475-081215-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
510 PM CST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
8 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

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