Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
1058 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 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.

GMZ400-020415-
SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT
60 NM INCLUDING SABINE AND CALCASIEU LAKES AND VERMILION BAY
1058 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
LIGHT NORTHERLY OUTFLOW FROM EARLY THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE ACROSS
THE NORTHERN GULF COAST. THIS SHOULD CONTINUE THROUGH THE REST OF
THE MORNING BEFORE WASHING OUT EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. LIGHT TO
MODERATE SOUTHERLY FLOW THIS AFTERNOON WILL CONTINUE UNTIL A COLD
FRONT MOVES INTO THE COASTAL WATERS MONDAY NIGHT. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WILL LIKELY AFFECT THE COASTAL WATERS AHEAD OF THIS
FRONT. OFFSHORE WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED BEHIND THE FRONT THROUGH MID
WEEK.

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GMZ430-020415-
SABINE LAKE-
1058 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH INCREASING TO A
LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
SMOOTH.

$$

GMZ432-020415-
CALCASIEU LAKE-
1058 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH INCREASING TO A
LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN
THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS UP TO 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
SMOOTH.

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GMZ435-020415-
VERMILION BAY-
1058 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP
INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP INCREASING
TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ450-020415-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
1058 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.

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GMZ452-020415-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
1058 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.REST OF TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE
IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET.

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GMZ455-020415-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
1058 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.

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GMZ470-020415-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
1058 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.

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GMZ472-020415-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
1058 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.

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GMZ475-020415-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
1058 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

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