Coastal Waters Forecast
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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
324 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

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.

GMZ400-250945-
Synopsis for Lower Atchafalaya River LA to High Island TX out
60 NM including Sabine and Calcasieu Lakes and Vermilion Bay
324 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

.SYNOPSIS...
Gusty South winds will gradually decrease this evening as a cold
front begins to push into the area this evening. With winds
relaxing, a brief period of patchy sea fog is possible after
midnight tonight into Sunday morning for the nearshore coastal
waters west of Cameron. The cold front is expected to stall near
or just offshore the coastline Sunday morning, and remain nearly
stationary through the day Sunday. Showers and thunderstorms will
accompany the front tonight and continue through the day Sunday
before coming to an end Monday as the front is finally driven out
of the area. A brief period of light to modest offshore flow will
prevail Monday with winds turning east and then southeast on
Tuesday. South winds will strengthen a bit Wednesday ahead of
another front forecast to cross the coastal waters Wednesday
night, with a light to modest offshore flow behind this front
closing out the week.

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GMZ430-250945-
Sabine Lake-
324 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop. Chance of showers in the evening. Slight chance of
thunderstorms through the night. Showers after midnight.
.SUNDAY...East winds up to 5 knots. Lake waters smooth. Showers
and slight chance of thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 5 knots. Lake waters
smooth. Rain showers likely in the evening. Slight chance of
thunderstorms through the night. Chance of rain showers after
midnight.
.MONDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...South winds around 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy.
Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters
choppy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop. Slight chance of showers.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop.

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GMZ432-250945-
Calcasieu Lake-
324 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy. Chance
of showers in the evening. Slight chance of thunderstorms through
the night. Showers after midnight.
.SUNDAY...East winds up to 5 knots. Lake waters smooth. Showers
in the morning. Slight chance of thunderstorms through the day.
Showers likely in the afternoon.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 5 knots. Lake waters
smooth. Rain showers likely in the evening. Slight chance of
thunderstorms through the night. Chance of rain showers after
midnight.
.MONDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds around 5 knots. Lake waters smooth.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...South winds around 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters
choppy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop. Slight chance of showers.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop.

$$

GMZ435-250945-
Vermilion Bay-
324 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters choppy. Slight
chance of showers in the evening. Slight chance of thunderstorms
through the night. Chance of showers after midnight.
.SUNDAY...South winds up to 5 knots. Bay waters smooth. Showers
likely in the morning. Slight chance of thunderstorms through the
day. Chance of showers in the afternoon.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds up to 5 knots becoming west after
midnight. Bay waters smooth. Showers and thunderstorms likely in
the evening, then showers and slight chance of thunderstorms
after midnight.
.MONDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop.
Chance of showers in the morning. Slight chance of thunderstorms
through the day. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light
chop.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light
chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light
chop.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters choppy.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters
choppy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Bay waters a light
chop. Slight chance of showers.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...North winds around 10 knots. Bay waters a light
chop.

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GMZ450-250945-
Coastal waters from Cameron LA to High Island TX out 20 NM-
324 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Chance
of showers in the evening. Slight chance of thunderstorms through
the night. Showers after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Patchy
fog in the morning. Showers likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms through the day.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Rain showers likely in the evening. Slight chance of
thunderstorms through the night. Chance of rain showers after
midnight.
.MONDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
4 feet. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Slight chance of showers.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.

$$

GMZ452-250945-
Coastal waters from Intracoastal City to Cameron LA out 20 NM-
324 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Slight
chance of showers in the evening. Slight chance of thunderstorms
through the night. Chance of showers after midnight.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Showers likely in the morning. Slight chance of thunderstorms
through the day. Chance of showers in the afternoon.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north
after midnight. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Slight chance of thunderstorms
in the evening. Rain showers likely through the night.
Thunderstorms likely after midnight.
.MONDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Chance
of rain showers in the morning. Slight chance of thunderstorms
through the day. Slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to
4 feet. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Slight chance of showers.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.

$$

GMZ455-250945-
Coastal waters from Lower Atchafalaya River to Intracoastal City
LA out 20 NM-
324 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Slight
chance of showers in the evening. Slight chance of thunderstorms
through the night. Chance of showers after midnight.
.SUNDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Chance of
showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening, then showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
.MONDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast in the
afternoon. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Chance of showers in the morning.
Slight chance of thunderstorms through the day. Slight chance of
showers in the afternoon.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1 to
3 feet. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Slight chance of showers.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.

$$

GMZ470-250945-
Waters from Cameron LA to High Island TX from 20 to 60 NM-
324 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Chance
of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Showers likely in the morning. Slight chance of thunderstorms
through the day. Chance of showers in the afternoon.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north
after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Chance of showers and
thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Chance of showers in the morning. Slight chance of thunderstorms
through the day. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 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...Southwest 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. Chance of showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Slight chance of showers.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

$$

GMZ472-250945-
Waters from  Intracoastal City to Cameron LA from 20 to 60 NM-
324 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 7 feet. Slight chance of showers in the
evening. Slight chance of thunderstorms through the night. Chance
of showers after midnight.
.SUNDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Chance of
showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west after
midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
.MONDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Chance
of showers in the morning. Slight chance of thunderstorms through
the day. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to
6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet. Chance of showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Slight chance of showers.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

$$

GMZ475-250945-
Waters from Lower Atchafalaya River to Intracoastal City LA from
20 to 60 NM-
324 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 7 feet. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms through the night.
.SUNDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Chance of
showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then showers
and thunderstorms likely after midnight.
.MONDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Chance of showers in the morning.
Slight chance of thunderstorms through the day. Slight chance of
showers in the afternoon.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.TUESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to
6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet. Chance of showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 7 feet. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

$$

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