Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
359 AM CST FRI FEB 12 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.

GMZ400-122230-
SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT
60 NM INCLUDING SABINE AND CALCASIEU LAKES AND VERMILION BAY
359 AM CST FRI FEB 12 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL PREVAIL TODAY AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE
REMAINS CENTERED OVER THE CENTRAL GULF. A COLD FRONT IS FORECAST
TO PUSH THROUGH THE COASTAL WATERS TONIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY...
BRINGING A BRIEF BOUT OF OFFSHORE FLOW. A MODEST EAST TO SOUTHEAST
ONSHORE FLOW WILL RETURN ON SUNDAY AS THE POST FRONTAL SURFACE
HIGH MOVES OFF TO THE EAST...WITH YET ANOTHER FRONT BRINGING
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AND STRONGER WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS
MONDAY INTO MONDAY NIGHT.

$$

GMZ430-122230-
SABINE LAKE-
359 AM CST FRI FEB 12 2016

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP INCREASING TO
CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ432-122230-
CALCASIEU LAKE-
359 AM CST FRI FEB 12 2016

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP INCREASING TO
CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ435-122230-
VERMILION BAY-
359 AM CST FRI FEB 12 2016

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP INCREASING TO CHOPPY
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

$$

GMZ450-122230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
359 AM CST FRI FEB 12 2016

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. PATCHY
FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 15 TO 20 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS.

$$

GMZ452-122230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
359 AM CST FRI FEB 12 2016

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. PATCHY
FOG IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ455-122230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
359 AM CST FRI FEB 12 2016

.TODAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. PATCHY FOG
IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ470-122230-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
359 AM CST FRI FEB 12 2016

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ472-122230-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
359 AM CST FRI FEB 12 2016

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 15 TO 20 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 7 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.

$$

GMZ475-122230-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
359 AM CST FRI FEB 12 2016

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

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