Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
920 AM CST THU JAN 19 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.

GMZ400-200330-
SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT
60 NM INCLUDING SABINE AND CALCASIEU LAKES AND VERMILION BAY
920 AM CST THU JAN 19 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
A WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL MOVE ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS
TODAY WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. THE NEXT FRONT WILL SWEEP
THROUGH THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT. GALE FORCE WINDS WITH GUSTS IN
EXCESS OF 45 KNOTS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY AND MONDAY IN THE GULF
WATERS BEHIND THIS FRONT.

$$

GMZ430-200330-
SABINE LAKE-
920 AM CST THU JAN 19 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
SMOOTH. SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS VERY
ROUGH.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ432-200330-
CALCASIEU LAKE-
920 AM CST THU JAN 19 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS VERY
ROUGH.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ435-200330-
VERMILION BAY-
920 AM CST THU JAN 19 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. GUSTS UP TO 40 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 40 KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ450-200330-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
920 AM CST THU JAN 19 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
RAIN SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
THROUGH THE DAY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS.

$$

GMZ452-200330-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
920 AM CST THU JAN 19 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. SHOWERS AND CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 45 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ455-200330-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
920 AM CST THU JAN 19 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
RAIN SHOWERS AND CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 45 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ470-200330-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
920 AM CST THU JAN 19 2017

.REST OF TODAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SHOWERS LATE IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
THROUGH THE DAY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 12 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 45 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.

$$

GMZ472-200330-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
920 AM CST THU JAN 19 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SHOWERS AND CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS INCREASING TO 30 TO 35 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 50 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 12 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS DECREASING TO
25 TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 50 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO
14 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

$$

GMZ475-200330-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
920 AM CST THU JAN 19 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY LATE IN THE MORNING. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
THROUGH THE DAY. SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS INCREASING TO 30 TO 35 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 50 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET BUILDING
TO 10 TO 14 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 50 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. GUSTS UP TO 40 KNOTS IN
THE MORNING. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

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