Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
940 AM CST THU DEC 8 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.

GMZ400-090415-
SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT
60 NM INCLUDING SABINE AND CALCASIEU LAKES AND VERMILION BAY
940 AM CST THU DEC 8 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
LIGHT TO MODERATE SHOWERS CAN BE EXPECTED THIS MORNING INTO EARLY
THIS AFTERNOON AS A STRONG COLD FRONT SINKS SOUTH THROUGH THE
AREA. A TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT BEHIND THE FRONT WILL RESULT IN
GALE FORCE WINDS DEVELOPING THIS MORNING AND PERSISTING THROUGH
THE DAY. A GALE WARNING IS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING FOR
THE OFFSHORE WATERS AND A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR
COASTAL LAKES AND BAYS. WINDS MODERATE FRIDAY AND WILL SHIFT
SOUTHEASTERLY ONCE AGAIN BY SATURDAY IN ADVANCE OF THE NEXT
FRONTAL SYSTEM WHICH IS EXPECTED LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY.


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GMZ430-090415-
SABINE LAKE-
940 AM CST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
ROUGH. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS ROUGH.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY. CHANCE
OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

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GMZ432-090415-
CALCASIEU LAKE-
940 AM CST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
ROUGH. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS ROUGH.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS ROUGH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY. CHANCE
OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

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GMZ435-090415-
VERMILION BAY-
940 AM CST THU DEC 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. CHANCE
OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

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GMZ450-090415-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
940 AM CST THU DEC 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 35 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

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GMZ452-090415-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
940 AM CST THU DEC 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 35 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 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...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

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GMZ455-090415-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
940 AM CST THU DEC 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. CHANCE
OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

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GMZ470-090415-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
940 AM CST THU DEC 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 35 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10
FEET. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 35 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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GMZ472-090415-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
940 AM CST THU DEC 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 35 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8
FEET. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 35 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.
RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ475-090415-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
940 AM CST THU DEC 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 35 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7
FEET. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 35 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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