Coastal Waters Forecast
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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
1035 AM CDT Tue May 24 2022

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.

GMZ400-250415-
1035 AM CDT Tue May 24 2022

.SYNOPSIS...
Showers and thunderstorms are lifting northward across the
western waters this morning, with some of these storms producing
strong gusts, cloud to ground lightning, and potentially a funnel
cloud or two. This trend will continue through this afternoon,
with showers and thunderstorms likely spreading eastward later
today as well. Several periods of scattered to widespread showers
and thunderstorms will continue through Thursday when a cold
front sweeps through the region. A Small Craft Exercise Caution is
in place for the lakes, bays and coastal waters with winds to
15-20kts prevailing through early Thursday. Winds turn west and
northwest on Thursday with the passage of the front, returning to
a more light to moderate flow.

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GMZ430-250415-
Sabine Lake-
1035 AM CDT Tue May 24 2022

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots. Lake waters rough. A chance
of thunderstorms. Showers likely late this morning and early
afternoon, then a chance of showers late.
.TONIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots.
Lake waters rough. A chance of thunderstorms. A chance of
showers.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to
25 knots. Lake waters rough. Showers, thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up
to 20 knots, becoming northwest 5 to 10 knots after midnight.
Lake waters choppy. Showers with thunderstorms likely in the
evening, then showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms after
midnight.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters light
chop. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the
morning.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds around 10 knots, diminishing to
around 5 knots after midnight. Lake waters light chop.
.FRIDAY...West winds around 5 knots, increasing to around
10 knots in the afternoon. Lake waters light chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters light
chop.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming south 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Lake waters choppy.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South winds around 10 knots. Lake waters light
chop.

Winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

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GMZ432-250415-
Calcasieu Lake-
1035 AM CDT Tue May 24 2022

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots. Lake waters rough. A chance
of showers and thunderstorms late this morning, then showers and
thunderstorms likely early this afternoon. A chance of showers
and thunderstorms late.
.TONIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots.
Lake waters rough. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly
in the evening.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots, diminishing to 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Lake waters rough. Showers and
thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming west
after midnight. Lake waters choppy. Showers and thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Lake waters light
chop. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the
morning.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters light
chop.
.FRIDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters light chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters light
chop.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots, increasing to 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Lake waters choppy.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy.

Winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ435-250415-
Vermilion Bay-
1035 AM CDT Tue May 24 2022

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters rough. A chance
of showers and thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters rough. A chance
of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the evening.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to
25 knots. Bay waters rough. A chance of showers and thunderstorms
in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots, becoming southwest
10 to 15 knots after midnight. Bay waters rough. Showers,
thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters choppy. Showers
with a chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then a slight
chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters light
chop.
.FRIDAY...Northwest winds around 5 knots, becoming west in the
afternoon. Bay waters light chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters light chop.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters light chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South winds around 10 knots. Bay waters light
chop.

Winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ450-250415-
Coastal waters from Cameron LA to High Island TX out 20 NM-
1035 AM CDT Tue May 24 2022

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY
NIGHT...

.TODAY...South winds around 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots.
Seas 4 to 5 feet, occasionally to 6 feet. A chance of
thunderstorms. Showers likely late this morning, then a chance of
showers this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...South winds around 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots.
Seas 4 to 5 feet, occasionally to 6 feet. A slight chance of
showers. A chance of thunderstorms, mainly in the evening.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to
25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet, occasionally to 6 feet. Showers and
thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots, becoming northwest
10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Thunderstorms
likely. Showers.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the morning.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
.FRIDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas around
2 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Winds and seas higher in and near thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ452-250415-
Coastal waters from Intracoastal City to Cameron LA out 20 NM-
1035 AM CDT Tue May 24 2022

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...South winds around 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots.
Seas 3 to 5 feet, occasionally to 6 feet. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots.
Seas 3 to 5 feet, occasionally to 6 feet. A slight chance of
showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to
25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet, occasionally to 6 feet. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and
thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots, becoming southwest
after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet, occasionally to 6 feet.
Showers, thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Showers with a chance of thunderstorms in the morning.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots, diminishing to
5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots, increasing to 10 to 15 knots
in the afternoon. Seas around 2 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around
2 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Winds and seas higher in and near thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ455-250415-
Coastal waters from Lower Atchafalaya River to Intracoastal City
LA out 20 NM-
1035 AM CDT Tue May 24 2022

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots.
Seas 2 to 3 feet. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms
late this morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms
this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots.
Seas 2 to 4 feet. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the
evening.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to
25 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. A chance of showers and thunderstorms
in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the
afternoon.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...South winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Thunderstorms likely. Showers.
.THURSDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots. Gusts up to 25 knots in
the morning. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Showers with thunderstorms likely
in the morning, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms
in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots, diminishing to
5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
.FRIDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...West winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet in
the morning, then 1 foot or less.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet.

Winds and seas higher in and near thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ470-250415-
Waters from Cameron LA to High Island TX from 20 to 60 NM-
1035 AM CDT Tue May 24 2022

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY
NIGHT...

.TODAY...South winds around 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots.
Seas 5 to 6 feet, occasionally to 8 feet. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms late this morning and early afternoon, then a
slight chance of showers and thunderstorms late.
.TONIGHT...South winds around 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots.
Seas 5 to 6 feet, occasionally to 8 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds 20 to 25 knots, diminishing to 15 to
20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 6 feet, occasionally to
8 feet. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning,
then showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots, becoming west
after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet, occasionally to 8 feet. Showers
with thunderstorms likely.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet,
occasionally to 6 feet. Showers with a chance of thunderstorms in
the morning.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 10 knots, becoming south
after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots, becoming west in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming south
10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to
20 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Winds and seas higher in and near thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ472-250415-
Waters from Intracoastal City to Cameron LA from 20 to 60 NM-
1035 AM CDT Tue May 24 2022

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...South winds around 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots.
Seas around 5 feet, occasionally to 6 feet. A chance of showers
and thunderstorms late this morning and early afternoon, then a
slight chance of showers and thunderstorms late.
.TONIGHT...South winds around 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots.
Seas 5 to 6 feet, occasionally to 8 feet. A slight chance of
showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds around 20 knots with gusts up to
25 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet, occasionally to 8 feet. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and
thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...South winds around 20 knots, becoming
southwest after midnight. Seas 5 to 7 feet, occasionally to
9 feet. Thunderstorms likely. Showers.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet,
occasionally to 8 feet. Showers with a chance of thunderstorms in
the morning.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots, diminishing to
5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Winds and seas higher in and near thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ475-250415-
Waters from Lower Atchafalaya River to Intracoastal City LA from
20 to 60 NM-
1035 AM CDT Tue May 24 2022

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet,
occasionally to 6 feet. A slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms late this morning. A slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms late.
.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to
25 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet, occasionally to 6 feet. A slight
chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
.WEDNESDAY...South winds around 20 knots with gusts up to
25 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet, occasionally to 8 feet. A chance of
showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning,
then showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the
afternoon.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to
30 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet, occasionally to 8 feet. A chance of
thunderstorms. A chance of showers in the evening, then showers
after midnight.
.THURSDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots, becoming northwest
10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet, occasionally
to 8 feet. Showers with a chance of thunderstorms in the morning,
then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the
afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to
5 feet, occasionally to 6 feet.
.FRIDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Winds and seas higher in and near thunderstorms.

$$


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