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National Weather Service Marine Forecast FZUS54 KLCH

FZUS54 KLCH 220328
CWFLCH

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
928 PM CST SAT JAN 21 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.

GMZ400-221615-
SYNOPSIS FOR LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT
60 NM INCLUDING SABINE AND CALCASIEU LAKES AND VERMILION BAY
928 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

SYNOPSIS

AN INTENSE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL ADVANCE THROUGH THE LOWER
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TONIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY...CONTINUING EAST
INTO THE SOUTHEAST CONUS. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING STRONG AND
GUSTY WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS OVER THE NORTHWEST GULF AND
ADJACENT LAKES AND BAYS. 



GMZ430-221615-
SABINE LAKE-
928 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO NOON CST SUNDAY


REST OF TONIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP
INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG LATE IN THE
EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

SUNDAY
WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS VERY ROUGH.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
ROUGH.

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
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

THURSDAY
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

THURSDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.



GMZ432-221615-
CALCASIEU LAKE-
928 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO NOON CST SUNDAY


REST OF TONIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP
INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG LATE IN THE
EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

SUNDAY
WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS VERY ROUGH.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS
ROUGH.

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
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY
WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

THURSDAY
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

THURSDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.



GMZ435-221615-
VERMILION BAY-
928 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

REST OF TONIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. PATCHY FOG THROUGH THE NIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUNDAY
WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY
ROUGH.

MONDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTHWEST 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
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

THURSDAY
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.

THURSDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.



GMZ450-221615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-
928 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT...

REST OF TONIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
25 TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. PATCHY FOG LATE
IN THE EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE
IN THE EVENING.

SUNDAY
WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

MONDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS.

TUESDAY
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

TUESDAY NIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.

THURSDAY
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.

THURSDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET.



GMZ452-221615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-
928 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT...

REST OF TONIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. PATCHY FOG
THROUGH THE NIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUNDAY
WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. GUSTS UP TO
45 KNOTS IN THE EVENING. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.

MONDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 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 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY
WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

THURSDAY
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.

THURSDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.



GMZ455-221615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY
LA OUT 20 NM-
928 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT...

REST OF TONIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. PATCHY FOG THROUGH THE NIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUNDAY
WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 45 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.

MONDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

MONDAY NIGHT
WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AROUND 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.

TUESDAY
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

THURSDAY
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.

THURSDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.



GMZ470-221615-
WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
928 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT...

REST OF TONIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO
25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
4 TO 7 FEET. PATCHY FOG LATE IN THE EVENING.

SUNDAY
WEST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS DECREASING TO 25 TO 30 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 50 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 12 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. GUSTS UP TO
45 KNOTS IN THE EVENING. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.

MONDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.

TUESDAY
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

TUESDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY
WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

THURSDAY
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

THURSDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.



GMZ472-221615-
WATERS FROM  INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
928 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT...

REST OF TONIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO
25 TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET. PATCHY FOG LATE
IN THE EVENING.

SUNDAY
WEST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
50 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 50 KNOTS DECREASING TO 25 TO 30 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
8 TO 12 FEET.

MONDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.

TUESDAY
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

TUESDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

WEDNESDAY
WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

THURSDAY
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

THURSDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.



GMZ475-221615-
WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY LA FROM
20 TO 60 NM-
928 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT...

REST OF TONIGHT
SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
6 FEET. PATCHY FOG LATE IN THE EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUNDAY
WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
45 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET BUILDING TO 12 TO 16 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 45 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET.

MONDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.

MONDAY NIGHT
WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 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
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

THURSDAY
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.

THURSDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.



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