Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
245 AM CST Thu Jan 24 2019

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.

GMZ400-242145-
Synopsis for Lower Atchafalaya River LA to High Island TX out
60 NM including Sabine and Calcasieu Lakes and Vermilion Bay
245 AM CST Thu Jan 24 2019

.SYNOPSIS...
Strong and gusty offshore flow and rough seas will gradually
diminishing this morning as high pressure builds over the region.
Winds will veer easterly by Saturday as the high moves east of
the area, with offshore flow resuming by the end of the weekend as
low pressure drifts through the western Gulf of Mexico. An
onshore flow will return early in the workweek.

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GMZ430-242145-
Sabine Lake-
245 AM CST Thu Jan 24 2019

.TODAY...North winds around 5 knots becoming east up to 5 knots
in the afternoon. Lake waters smooth.
.TONIGHT...North winds up to 5 knots. Lake waters smooth.
.FRIDAY...North winds around 5 knots becoming east in the
afternoon. Lake waters smooth.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 5 knots. Lake waters
smooth.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 5 knots. Lake waters smooth.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds around 5 knots becoming south after
midnight. Lake waters smooth.
.SUNDAY...West winds around 5 knots. Lake waters smooth.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a
light chop.
.MONDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots becoming west
after midnight. Lake waters a light chop increasing to choppy
after midnight. Slight chance of rain showers in the evening,
then chance of rain showers after midnight.

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Calcasieu Lake-
245 AM CST Thu Jan 24 2019

.TODAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light chop.
.TONIGHT...North winds up to 5 knots. Lake waters smooth.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds up to 5 knots. Lake waters smooth.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 5 knots. Lake waters smooth.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds around 5 knots becoming south after
midnight. Lake waters smooth.
.SUNDAY...West winds around 5 knots. Lake waters smooth.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a
light chop.
.MONDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters
choppy. Chance of rain showers after midnight.

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GMZ435-242145-
Vermilion Bay-
245 AM CST Thu Jan 24 2019

.TODAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop.
.TONIGHT...North winds around 5 knots. Bay waters smooth.
.FRIDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 5 knots. Bay waters
smooth.
.SATURDAY...East winds around 5 knots. Bay waters smooth.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 5 knots. Bay waters
smooth.
.SUNDAY...North winds around 5 knots becoming west in the
afternoon. Bay waters smooth.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 5 knots. Bay waters
smooth.
.MONDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters choppy.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds around 10 knots. Bay waters a
light chop. Chance of rain showers after midnight.

$$

GMZ450-242145-
Coastal waters from Cameron LA to High Island TX out 20 NM-
245 AM CST Thu Jan 24 2019

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS
MORNING...

.TODAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 5 to 10 knots
in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less.
.SATURDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet.
.SUNDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
.MONDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Chance of rain showers after midnight.

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GMZ452-242145-
Coastal waters from Intracoastal City to Cameron LA out 20 NM-
245 AM CST Thu Jan 24 2019

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS
MORNING...

.TODAY...North winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 5 to 10 knots
in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds up to 5 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
.SATURDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet.
.SUNDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
.MONDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Chance of rain showers after midnight.

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GMZ455-242145-
Coastal waters from Lower Atchafalaya River to Intracoastal City
LA out 20 NM-
245 AM CST Thu Jan 24 2019

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS
MORNING...

.TODAY...North winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 5 to 10 knots
in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
.TONIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
.FRIDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 5 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less.
.SATURDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less.
.SUNDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest in the
afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less.
.MONDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Slight chance of rain showers in the evening, then chance of rain
showers after midnight.

$$

GMZ470-242145-
Waters from Cameron LA to High Island TX from 20 to 60 NM-
245 AM CST Thu Jan 24 2019

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS
MORNING...

.TODAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 5 to 10 knots
in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
4 feet. Slight chance of rain showers in the evening.
.SUNDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.MONDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Chance of rain showers after midnight.

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GMZ472-242145-
Waters from  Intracoastal City to Cameron LA from 20 to 60 NM-
245 AM CST Thu Jan 24 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...North winds 20 knots decreasing to around 10 knots in
the afternoon. Seas 4 to 7 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
4 feet.
.SUNDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.MONDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Slight chance of rain showers in the evening, then chance of rain
showers after midnight.

$$

GMZ475-242145-
Waters from Lower Atchafalaya River to Intracoastal City LA from
20 to 60 NM-
245 AM CST Thu Jan 24 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...North winds 20 knots decreasing to around 10 knots in
the afternoon. Seas 4 to 7 feet.
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to
3 feet.
.SUNDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.MONDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet
with occasional seas up to 7 feet. Slight chance of rain showers
in the evening, then chance of rain showers after midnight.

$$

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