Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
930 PM CST SUN JAN 22 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.

GMZ400-231615-
SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT
60 NM INCLUDING SABINE AND CALCASIEU LAKES AND VERMILION BAY
930 PM CST SUN JAN 22 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
A STRONG AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE SOUTH CENTRAL
UNITED STATES THEN UP THE EAST COAST BY MONDAY. WEST TO NORTHWEST
WINDS OF GALE FORCE ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE OVER THE GULF WATERS
THIS EVENING, BUT SHOULD BEGIN TO DECREASE AND DROP BELOW WARNING
CRITERIA BY EARLY MONDAY MORNING. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL
LIKELY BE NEEDED FOR ALL OR PARTS OF THE GULF WATERS BEYOND THIS
TIME. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR THE COASTAL LAKES AND
BAYS. WATER LEVELS HAVE BEGUN TO RESPOND TO THE STRONG OFFSHORE
FLOW, AND LOW WATER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS
EVENING ON THE COASTAL LAKES AND BAYS, PERSISTING THROUGH AND
INCLUDING MONDAY MORNING. A BRIEF PERIOD OF LIGHT WINDS IS
EXPECTED MONDAY EVENING, WITH A MODEST ONSHORE FLOW DEVELOPING
AFTER MIDNIGHT AND CONTINUING UNTIL A COLD FRONT CROSSES THE AREA
ON WEDNESDAY. A MODEST OFFSHORE FLOW WILL PREVAIL BEHIND THE FRONT
THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK.

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GMZ430-231615-
SABINE LAKE-
930 PM CST SUN JAN 22 2017

...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST MONDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST MONDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
ROUGH.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

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GMZ432-231615-
CALCASIEU LAKE-
930 PM CST SUN JAN 22 2017

...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST MONDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST MONDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
VERY ROUGH.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS UP TO 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AROUND
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
SMOOTH.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

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GMZ435-231615-
VERMILION BAY-
930 PM CST SUN JAN 22 2017

...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST MONDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST MONDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. GUSTS UP TO
40 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS ROUGH DECREASING TO A LIGHT
CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP DECREASING TO SMOOTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH.

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GMZ450-231615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
930 PM CST SUN JAN 22 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST MONDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. GUSTS UP TO
45 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ452-231615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
930 PM CST SUN JAN 22 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST MONDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 40 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

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GMZ455-231615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
930 PM CST SUN JAN 22 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST MONDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 50 KNOTS DECREASING TO 25 TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST UP
TO 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS.

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GMZ470-231615-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
930 PM CST SUN JAN 22 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST MONDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 50 KNOTS DECREASING TO 25 TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
6 TO 10 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ472-231615-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
930 PM CST SUN JAN 22 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST MONDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS DECREASING TO
25 TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 50 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO
12 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ475-231615-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
930 PM CST SUN JAN 22 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST MONDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 50 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

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