Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
345 PM CDT MON APR 27 2015

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.

GMZ400-280915-
SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT
60 NM INCLUDING SABINE AND CALCASIEU LAKES AND VERMILION BAY
345 PM CDT MON APR 27 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
MODERATE TO STRONG EASTERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST THIS
AFTERNOON AS THE PRESSURE GRADIENT REMAINS ELEVATED AHEAD OF A
DEVELOPING SURFACE LOW. THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL CONTINUE AS A
SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES MOVES ACROSS THE REGION. SOME
OF THESE STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF BECOMING SEVERE...WITH STRONG
WINDS...WATERSPOUTS...HAIL...AND DANGEROUS CLOUD TO WATER
LIGHTNING. A SURFACE LOW WILL DEVELOP OVER TEXAS AND MOVE ACROSS
THE REGION TONIGHT...DRAGGING A COLD FRONT THROUGH THE COASTAL
WATERS. THIS WILL BRING AN END TO RAIN CHANCES...AND RESULT IN A
MODERATE TO STRONG NORTHERLY FLOW TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.

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GMZ430-280915-
SABINE LAKE-
345 PM CDT MON APR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY DECREASING TO A LIGHT CHOP
AFTER MIDNIGHT. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS UP TO 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS UP TO 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.

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GMZ432-280915-
CALCASIEU LAKE-
345 PM CDT MON APR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY DECREASING TO A LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.

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GMZ435-280915-
VERMILION BAY-
345 PM CDT MON APR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS UP TO 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

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GMZ450-280915-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
345 PM CDT MON APR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 0 TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 0 TO 1 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 0 TO
1 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 0 TO 1 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.

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GMZ452-280915-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
345 PM CDT MON APR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 0 TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 0 TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 0 TO 1 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.

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GMZ455-280915-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
345 PM CDT MON APR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 0 TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 0 TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 0 TO 1 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS UP TO 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.

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GMZ470-280915-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
345 PM CDT MON APR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST UP TO 5 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS UP TO 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.

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GMZ472-280915-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
345 PM CDT MON APR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.

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GMZ475-280915-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
345 PM CDT MON APR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT.

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