Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
942 AM CDT SUN APR 23 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.

GMZ400-240315-
SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT
60 NM INCLUDING SABINE AND CALCASIEU LAKES AND VERMILION BAY
942 AM CDT SUN APR 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
GRADIENT BETWEEN LOW PRESSURE OVER THE SOUTHEAST U.S. AND HIGH
PRESSURE BUILDING DOWN FROM THE PLAINS WILL PRODUCE MODERATE TO
STRONG NORTH WINDS THROUGH THE DAY INTO THE EVENING. WINDS WILL
DECREASE TONIGHT AS THE LOW MOVES OFF TO THE EAST AND THE HIGH
SETTLES OVER THE REGION. THE HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE EAST OF THE
AREA BY MONDAY AFTERNOON WITH ONSHORE FLOW RETURNING. LOW PRESSURE
WILL MOVE INTO THE PLAINS TUESDAY WHICH WILL INCREASE THE SOUTH
FLOW THROUGH MID WEEK.

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GMZ430-240315-
SABINE LAKE-
942 AM CDT SUN APR 23 2017

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH INCREASING TO A LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.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 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY DECREASING TO A
LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ432-240315-
CALCASIEU LAKE-
942 AM CDT SUN APR 23 2017

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.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 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY DECREASING TO A
LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
CHOPPY.

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GMZ435-240315-
VERMILION BAY-
942 AM CDT SUN APR 23 2017

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

$$

GMZ450-240315-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
942 AM CDT SUN APR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON...

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

$$

GMZ452-240315-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
942 AM CDT SUN APR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON...

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

$$

GMZ455-240315-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
942 AM CDT SUN APR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

$$

GMZ470-240315-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
942 AM CDT SUN APR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 3 PM CDT
THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

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GMZ472-240315-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
942 AM CDT SUN APR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 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...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

$$

GMZ475-240315-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
942 AM CDT SUN APR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.

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