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Hurricane Symbol Storm Special! View the latest observations near Atlantic Tropical Storm Beta, Atlantic Tropical Storm Wilfred and Atlantic Hurricane Teddy.

National Weather Service Marine Forecast FZUS54 KLCH

FZUS54 KLCH 190404
CWFLCH

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
Issued by National Weather Service New Orleans LA
1104 PM CDT Fri Sep 18 2020

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.

GMZ400-191630-
Synopsis for Lower Atchafalaya River LA to High Island TX out
60 NM including Sabine and Calcasieu Lakes and Vermilion Bay
1104 PM CDT Fri Sep 18 2020

SYNOPSIS

Moderate to strong northeast winds will strengthen overnight and
into Saturday as Tropical Storm Beta migrates slowly acrs the
western Gulf of Mexico, well south of the outer coastal waters.
Showers and thunderstorms will increase in coverage through the
weekend as moisture deepens over the region. A Tropical Storm
Watch is now in effect for all marine areas and nearshore/coastal
locations as strong winds begin to increase across all area
zones. Mariners are urged to monitor the latest forecast from the
National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center
concerning the forecast track of Tropical Storm Beta.



GMZ430-191630-
Sabine Lake-
1104 PM CDT Fri Sep 18 2020

TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT


REST OF TONIGHT
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters
choppy.

SATURDAY
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy.
Slight chance of showers in the afternoon.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Gusts up to
25 knots after midnight. Lake waters choppy. Slight chance of
showers through the night. Slight chance of thunderstorms after
midnight.

SUNDAY
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Lake waters rough.
Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT
East winds around 15 knots. Gusts up to 25 knots
after midnight. Lake waters choppy. Showers likely and slight
chance of thunderstorms.

MONDAY
East winds around 15 knots. Lake waters choppy. Showers
and slight chance of thunderstorms.

MONDAY NIGHT
East winds around 15 knots. Lake waters choppy.
Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.

TUESDAY
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy. Showers
likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.

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

WEDNESDAY
 Tropical storm conditions possible. East winds
10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy. Showers likely and slight
chance of thunderstorms.



GMZ432-191630-
Calcasieu Lake-
1104 PM CDT Fri Sep 18 2020

TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT


REST OF TONIGHT
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters
choppy.

SATURDAY
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy.
Slight chance of showers in the afternoon.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters
choppy. Slight chance of showers through the night. Slight chance
of thunderstorms after midnight.

SUNDAY
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Lake waters rough.
Chance of showers in the morning. Slight chance of thunderstorms
through the day. Showers likely in the afternoon.

SUNDAY NIGHT
East winds around 15 knots. Lake waters choppy.
Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.

MONDAY
East winds around 15 knots. Lake waters choppy. Showers
and slight chance of thunderstorms.

MONDAY NIGHT
East winds around 15 knots. Lake waters choppy.
Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.

TUESDAY
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy. Showers
likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.

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

WEDNESDAY
 Tropical storm conditions possible. East winds
10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy. Showers likely and slight
chance of thunderstorms.



GMZ435-191630-
Vermilion Bay-
1104 PM CDT Fri Sep 18 2020

TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT


REST OF TONIGHT
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters
choppy. Slight chance of showers late in the evening, then chance
of showers after midnight.

SATURDAY
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters rough.
Chance of showers.

SATURDAY NIGHT
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Northeast
winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters rough. Chance of showers through
the night. Slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.

SUNDAY
 Tropical storm conditions possible. East winds 15 to
20 knots. Bay waters rough. Chance of showers in the morning.
Slight chance of thunderstorms through the day. Showers likely in
the afternoon.

SUNDAY NIGHT
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters rough.
Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.

MONDAY
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters rough. Showers
and slight chance of thunderstorms.

MONDAY NIGHT
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters rough.
Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.

TUESDAY
East winds around 15 knots. Bay waters choppy. Showers
likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.

TUESDAY NIGHT
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters choppy.
Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.

WEDNESDAY
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Southeast winds
10 to 15 knots. Bay waters choppy. Showers likely and slight
chance of thunderstorms.



GMZ450-191630-
Coastal waters from Cameron LA to High Island TX out 20 NM-
1104 PM CDT Fri Sep 18 2020

TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT


REST OF TONIGHT
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to
around 30 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

SATURDAY
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Northeast winds
20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet. Slight chance of showers in the
morning, then chance of showers in the afternoon.

SATURDAY NIGHT
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Northeast
winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to around 35 knots. Seas 4 to
7 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet. Chance of showers
through the night. Slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.

SUNDAY
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Northeast winds
20 to 25 knots with gusts to around 35 knots. Seas 5 to 8 feet
with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Showers likely and slight
chance of thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT
 Tropical storm conditions possible. East winds
25 to 30 knots with gusts to around 45 knots. Seas 5 to 8 feet
with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Showers likely and slight
chance of thunderstorms.

MONDAY
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms.

MONDAY NIGHT
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms.

TUESDAY
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms.

TUESDAY NIGHT
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers
likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.

WEDNESDAY
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers likely
and slight chance of thunderstorms.



GMZ452-191630-
Coastal waters from Intracoastal City to Cameron LA out 20 NM-
1104 PM CDT Fri Sep 18 2020

TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT


REST OF TONIGHT
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to
around 30 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Slight chance of showers late
in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight.

SATURDAY
 Tropical storm conditions expected. Northeast winds
20 to 25 knots with gusts to around 35 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet.
Chance of showers.

SATURDAY NIGHT
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Northeast
winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to around 35 knots. Seas 4 to
7 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet. Chance of showers
through the night. Slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.

SUNDAY
 Tropical storm conditions possible. East winds 20 to
25 knots with gusts to around 35 knots. Seas 4 to 7 feet with
occasional seas up to 7 feet. Showers likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT
 Tropical storm conditions possible. East winds
20 to 25 knots. Seas 4 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to
7 feet. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.

MONDAY
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms.

MONDAY NIGHT
East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 8 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet. Showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms.

TUESDAY
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 8 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet. Showers likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms.

TUESDAY NIGHT
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers
likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.

WEDNESDAY
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Southeast winds
around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Showers likely and slight
chance of thunderstorms.



GMZ455-191630-
Coastal waters from Lower Atchafalaya River to Intracoastal City
LA out 20 NM-
1104 PM CDT Fri Sep 18 2020

TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT


REST OF TONIGHT
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1 to
3 feet. Chance of showers.

SATURDAY
 Tropical storm conditions expected. Northeast winds
20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Showers likely.

SATURDAY NIGHT
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Northeast
winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to around 35 knots. Seas 3 to
6 feet. Showers likely through the night. Slight chance of
thunderstorms after midnight.

SUNDAY
 Tropical storm conditions possible. East winds 20 to
25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Showers likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT
 Tropical storm conditions possible. East winds
20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet. Showers likely and slight
chance of thunderstorms.

MONDAY
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 7 feet with
occasional seas up to 7 feet. Showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms.

MONDAY NIGHT
East winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around
30 knots. Seas 4 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet.
Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.

TUESDAY
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 7 feet with
occasional seas up to 7 feet. Showers likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to
6 feet. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.

WEDNESDAY
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Southeast winds
10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Showers likely and slight
chance of thunderstorms.



GMZ470-191630-
Waters from Cameron LA to High Island TX from 20 to 60 NM-
1104 PM CDT Fri Sep 18 2020

TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT


REST OF TONIGHT
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Northeast
winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 4 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to
7 feet. Chance of showers late in the evening, then slight chance
of showers after midnight.

SATURDAY
 Tropical storm conditions expected. Northeast winds
25 to 30 knots with gusts to around 40 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet
with occasional seas up to 13 feet. Chance of showers.

SATURDAY NIGHT
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Northeast
winds 25 to 30 knots with gusts to around 40 knots. Seas 10 to
14 feet with occasional seas up to 14 feet. Chance of showers
through the night. Slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.

SUNDAY
 Tropical storm conditions possible. East winds 30 to
35 knots with gusts to around 50 knots. Seas 10 to 14 feet with
occasional seas up to 15 feet. Showers likely and slight chance
of thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT
 Tropical storm conditions possible. East winds
35 to 40 knots with gusts to around 50 knots. Seas 10 to 14 feet
with occasional seas up to 15 feet. Showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms.

MONDAY
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms.

MONDAY NIGHT
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms.

TUESDAY
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms.

TUESDAY NIGHT
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers
likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.

WEDNESDAY
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers likely
and slight chance of thunderstorms.



GMZ472-191630-
Waters from Intracoastal City to Cameron LA from 20 to 60 NM-
1104 PM CDT Fri Sep 18 2020

TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT


REST OF TONIGHT
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Northeast
winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet. Chance of showers.

SATURDAY
 Tropical storm conditions expected. Northeast winds
25 to 30 knots with gusts to around 40 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet
with occasional seas up to 13 feet. Showers likely.

SATURDAY NIGHT
 Tropical storm conditions possible. East winds
30 to 35 knots with gusts to around 45 knots. Seas 10 to 14 feet
with occasional seas up to 14 feet. Showers likely through the
night. Slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.

SUNDAY
 Tropical storm conditions possible. East winds 30 to
35 knots with gusts to around 45 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet with
occasional seas up to 13 feet. Showers likely and slight chance
of thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT
 Tropical storm conditions possible. East winds
30 to 35 knots decreasing to 25 to 30 knots after midnight. Gusts
up to 45 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet with occasional seas up to
13 feet. Showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.

MONDAY
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms.

MONDAY NIGHT
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms.

TUESDAY
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers and
slight chance of thunderstorms.

TUESDAY NIGHT
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers
likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.

WEDNESDAY
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Southeast winds
around 15 knots. Seas 4 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to
7 feet. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.



GMZ475-191630-
Waters from Lower Atchafalaya River to Intracoastal City LA from
20 to 60 NM-
1104 PM CDT Fri Sep 18 2020

TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT


REST OF TONIGHT
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Northeast
winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to around 35 knots. Seas 3 to
6 feet. Showers likely.

SATURDAY
 Tropical storm conditions expected. Northeast winds
25 to 30 knots becoming east 30 to 35 knots in the afternoon.
Gusts up to 45 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet with occasional seas up
to 13 feet. Showers.

SATURDAY NIGHT
 Tropical storm conditions possible. East winds
30 to 35 knots with gusts to around 45 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet
with occasional seas up to 13 feet. Showers likely through the
night. Slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.

SUNDAY
 Tropical storm conditions possible. East winds 25 to
30 knots. Gusts up to 45 knots in the morning. Seas 8 to 12 feet
with occasional seas up to 11 feet. Showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT
 Tropical storm conditions possible. East winds
20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet with occasional seas up to
11 feet. Showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.

MONDAY
East winds around 20 knots with gusts to around
30 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet with occasional seas up to 11 feet.
Showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.

MONDAY NIGHT
East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet with
occasional seas up to 11 feet. Showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms.

TUESDAY
Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet with
occasional seas up to 11 feet. Showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to
10 feet with occasional seas up to 10 feet. Showers likely and
slight chance of thunderstorms.

WEDNESDAY
 Tropical storm conditions possible. Southeast winds
around 15 knots. Seas 4 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to
7 feet. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.



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