Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
318 AM CST TUE FEB 9 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.

GMZ400-092230-
SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT
60 NM INCLUDING SABINE AND CALCASIEU LAKES AND VERMILION BAY
318 AM CST TUE FEB 9 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS ARE
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH SUNRISE...WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO
GALE FORCE. STEEP SEAS ALONG WITH ROUGH CONDITIONS ON AREA LAKES
AND BAYS CAN BE EXPECTED. IN ADDITION...THE STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS
HAVE PUSHED WATER OUT OF THE COASTAL WATERWAYS...LEADING TO TIDE
LEVELS RUNNING ABOUT 1.5 TO 2.0 FEET BELOW NORMAL ALONG THE COAST.
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE AREA TODAY INTO WEDNESDAY
ALLOWING FOR WINDS AND WAVES TO DIMINISH. ONSHORE FLOW LATE IN
THE WEEK AS LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS OVER WEST TEXAS.

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GMZ430-092230-
SABINE LAKE-
318 AM CST TUE FEB 9 2016

...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...
...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH INCREASING TO A LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

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GMZ432-092230-
CALCASIEU LAKE-
318 AM CST TUE FEB 9 2016

...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...
...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS SMOOTH INCREASING TO A LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ435-092230-
VERMILION BAY-
318 AM CST TUE FEB 9 2016

...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...
...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

GMZ450-092230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
318 AM CST TUE FEB 9 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS HIGHER. SEAS 3
TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

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GMZ452-092230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
318 AM CST TUE FEB 9 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS HIGHER. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.

$$

GMZ455-092230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
318 AM CST TUE FEB 9 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS HIGHER. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.

$$

GMZ470-092230-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
318 AM CST TUE FEB 9 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOT WITH GUSTS HIGHER. SEAS
3 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS UP TO 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

$$

GMZ472-092230-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
318 AM CST TUE FEB 9 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS HIGHER. SEAS
5 TO 8 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

$$

GMZ475-092230-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
318 AM CST TUE FEB 9 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY THIS MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS HIGHER. SEAS
6 TO 10 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.

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