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National Weather Service Marine Forecast FZUS54 KLCH

FZUS54 KLCH 170319
CWFLCH

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
919 PM CST Wed Jan 16 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.

GMZ400-171630-
Synopsis for Lower Atchafalaya River LA to High Island TX out
60 NM including Sabine and Calcasieu Lakes and Vermilion Bay
919 PM CST Wed Jan 16 2019

SYNOPSIS

A chance for showers over the coastal zones will continue overnight
through Thursday. Winds will continue to shift to the south
through tomorrow afternoon. This onshore flow will strengthen as a
low pressure system approaches from the west. A cold front
associated with this system moves through the area overnight
Friday into Saturday morning producing showers and thunderstorms.
Strong offshore flow will develop in the wake of the front with
gusts to gale force.



GMZ430-171630-
Sabine Lake-
919 PM CST Wed Jan 16 2019

REST OF TONIGHT
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop. Slight chance of rain showers.

THURSDAY
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop. Slight chance of showers in the morning.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a
light chop.

FRIDAY
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light chop.
Slight chance of rain showers in the morning, then chance of rain
showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy.
Chance of rain showers in the evening. Slight chance of
thunderstorms through the night. Rain showers likely after
midnight.

SATURDAY
West winds 15 to 20 knots. Lake waters rough. Rain
showers likely in the morning.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Lake waters
rough.

SUNDAY
North winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a
light chop.

MONDAY
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop.

MONDAY NIGHT
South winds around 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop.



GMZ432-171630-
Calcasieu Lake-
919 PM CST Wed Jan 16 2019

REST OF TONIGHT
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop. Slight chance of rain showers.

THURSDAY
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop. Slight chance of showers through the day.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a
light chop.

FRIDAY
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light chop.
Slight chance of rain showers in the morning, then chance of rain
showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy.
Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.

SATURDAY
West winds 15 to 20 knots. Lake waters rough. Rain
showers in the morning.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Lake waters
rough.

SUNDAY
North winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a
light chop.

MONDAY
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light
chop.

MONDAY NIGHT
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy.



GMZ435-171630-
Vermilion Bay-
919 PM CST Wed Jan 16 2019

REST OF TONIGHT
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a
light chop. Slight chance of rain showers after midnight.

THURSDAY
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop.
Slight chance of rain showers.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a
light chop.

FRIDAY
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop.
Slight chance of rain showers and isolated thunderstorms in the
afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters choppy.
Slight chance of showers in the evening. Slight chance of
thunderstorms through the night. Chance of showers after
midnight.

SATURDAY
Southwest winds around 15 knots. Bay waters choppy.
Rain showers in the morning, then rain showers likely in the
afternoon.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters
rough.

SUNDAY
North winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters rough.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters
choppy.

MONDAY
East winds around 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop.

MONDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters
choppy.



GMZ450-171630-
Coastal waters from Cameron LA to High Island TX out 20 NM-
919 PM CST Wed Jan 16 2019

REST OF TONIGHT
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Slight chance of rain showers late in the evening, then chance of
rain showers after midnight.

THURSDAY
Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Slight chance of showers through the day.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet.

FRIDAY
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Slight
chance of rain showers in the morning, then chance of rain
showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.

SATURDAY
West winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Rain
showers likely in the morning, then slight chance of rain showers
in the afternoon.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to
5 feet.

SUNDAY
North winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less.

MONDAY
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.

MONDAY NIGHT
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Slight chance of rain showers.



GMZ452-171630-
Coastal waters from Intracoastal City to Cameron LA out 20 NM-
919 PM CST Wed Jan 16 2019

REST OF TONIGHT
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Slight chance of rain showers through the night.

THURSDAY
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Slight chance of rain showers.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet.

FRIDAY
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Slight
chance of rain showers in the morning, then chance of rain
showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Slight chance of rain showers in the evening. Slight chance of
thunderstorms through the night. Chance of rain showers after
midnight.

SATURDAY
West winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Rain
showers in the morning, then chance of rain showers in the
afternoon.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Northwest winds 25 to 30 knots. Seas 3 to
5 feet.

SUNDAY
North winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less.

MONDAY
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.

MONDAY NIGHT
South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Slight chance of rain showers.



GMZ455-171630-
Coastal waters from Lower Atchafalaya River to Intracoastal City
LA out 20 NM-
919 PM CST Wed Jan 16 2019

REST OF TONIGHT
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less. Slight chance of rain showers after midnight.

THURSDAY
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Slight chance of rain showers.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less. Slight chance of rain showers after midnight.

FRIDAY
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Slight
chance of rain showers through the day. Isolated thunderstorms in
the afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT
South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

SATURDAY
Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 20 to
25 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Rain showers likely.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to
5 feet.

SUNDAY
North winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.

MONDAY
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.

MONDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Slight chance of rain showers.



GMZ470-171630-
Waters from Cameron LA to High Island TX from 20 to 60 NM-
919 PM CST Wed Jan 16 2019

REST OF TONIGHT
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Slight chance of showers late in the evening, then chance of
showers after midnight.

THURSDAY
Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Slight chance of showers.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet.

FRIDAY
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Slight
chance of showers in the morning, then chance of showers and
isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT
South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Slight chance of showers in the evening. Slight chance of
thunderstorms through the night. Chance of showers after
midnight.

SATURDAY
West winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 4 to 7 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet. Rain showers in the morning, then
slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Northwest winds 25 to 30 knots. Seas 5 to
8 feet with occasional seas up to 10 feet.

SUNDAY
North winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 7 feet.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.

MONDAY
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.

MONDAY NIGHT
South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Slight chance of rain showers.



GMZ472-171630-
Waters from  Intracoastal City to Cameron LA from 20 to 60 NM-
919 PM CST Wed Jan 16 2019

REST OF TONIGHT
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Slight chance of rain showers through the night.

THURSDAY
Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Slight chance of showers.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Slight chance of showers after midnight.

FRIDAY
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Slight
chance of showers through the day. Isolated thunderstorms in the
afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT
South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms through the night.

SATURDAY
West winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 4 to 7 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet. Rain showers likely in the morning,
then chance of rain showers in the afternoon.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Northwest winds 25 to 30 knots. Seas 6 to
10 feet with occasional seas up to 11 feet.

SUNDAY
North winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 7 feet.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

MONDAY
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

MONDAY NIGHT
South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Slight chance of rain showers.



GMZ475-171630-
Waters from Lower Atchafalaya River to Intracoastal City LA from
20 to 60 NM-
919 PM CST Wed Jan 16 2019

REST OF TONIGHT
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Slight chance of rain showers after midnight.

THURSDAY
South winds around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Slight
chance of showers.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Slight chance of showers after midnight.

FRIDAY
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Slight
chance of showers through the day. Isolated thunderstorms in the
afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT
South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms through the night.

SATURDAY
Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 20 to
25 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 6 feet with occasional seas
up to 7 feet. Showers likely.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Northwest winds 25 to 30 knots. Seas 6 to
10 feet with occasional seas up to 11 feet. Slight chance of rain
showers.

SUNDAY
North winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 8 feet with
occasional seas up to 10 feet.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

MONDAY
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

MONDAY NIGHT
South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Slight chance of rain showers.



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