National Weather Service Marine Forecast FZUS54 KLCH

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Coastal Waters Forecast...UPDATED
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
959 AM CDT Sun May 26 2024

Coastal waters from the Lower Atchafalaya River LA to High Island TX out 60 nautical miles including Sabine and Calcasieu Lakes and Vermilion and Cote Blanche Bays

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.

GMZ400-270315
959 AM CDT Sun May 26 2024

SYNOPSIS

ASCAT imagery from this evening shows winds between 10 and 15 knots across our waters, with a fetch of slightly higher winds in the western Gulf. Because of this the Caution Statement for small craft will be allowed to expire this afternoon. Buoys and Altimery show waves around 4 feet with a period of around 6 seconds. Waves will be higher in the western waters of the CWA, with waves reaching 6 feet.

Starting on Monday evening, the high pressure to our east will become weaker, which will reduce our PGF, which will turn decrease our winds. From Tuesday through the end of the week, sea conditions will be benign, with wave heights below 5 feet and winds less than 15 knots. Little to no convection is expected this week in our waters.


GMZ430-270315
Sabine Lake
959 AM CDT Sun May 26 2024

REST OF TODAY
South winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 20 knots. Lake waters choppy.

TONIGHT
South winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 20 knots, diminishing to 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Lake waters choppy.

MONDAY
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters light chop.

MONDAY NIGHT
South winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming southeast after midnight. Lake waters light chop.

TUESDAY
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters light chop.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters light chop.

WEDNESDAY
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. A slight chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Lake waters light chop.

THURSDAY
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Lake waters light chop. Scattered thunderstorms with a slight chance of showers.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Lake waters light chop.

Winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.


GMZ432-270315
Calcasieu Lake
959 AM CDT Sun May 26 2024

REST OF TODAY
South winds around 15 knots with gusts up to 20 knots. Lake waters choppy.

TONIGHT
South winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 20 knots, diminishing to 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Lake waters choppy. Patchy fog after midnight.

MONDAY
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters light chop.

MONDAY NIGHT
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters light chop.

TUESDAY
East winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Lake waters light chop.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters light chop.

WEDNESDAY
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters light chop. Scattered thunderstorms. A slight chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Lake waters light chop.

THURSDAY
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy. Scattered thunderstorms with a slight chance of showers.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy.

Winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.


GMZ435-270315
Vermilion and West Cote Blanche Bays
959 AM CDT Sun May 26 2024

REST OF TODAY
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters choppy.

TONIGHT
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters choppy.

MONDAY
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters light chop.

MONDAY NIGHT
South winds 5 to 10 knots, diminishing to around 5 knots after midnight. Bay waters light chop.

TUESDAY
East winds around 5 knots, becoming south around 5 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds around 5 knots. Bay waters smooth.

WEDNESDAY
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters light chop. Scattered thunderstorms with a slight chance of showers.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay waters light chop.

THURSDAY
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay waters light chop. Scattered thunderstorms with a slight chance of showers in the afternoon.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay waters light chop.

Winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.


GMZ436-270315
Atchafalaya and East Cote Blanche Bays
959 AM CDT Sun May 26 2024

REST OF TODAY
South winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy.

TONIGHT
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters choppy.

MONDAY
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters light chop.

MONDAY NIGHT
Southwest winds around 5 knots. Bay waters smooth.

TUESDAY
East winds around 5 knots, becoming south around 5 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds around 5 knots. Bay waters smooth.

WEDNESDAY
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters light chop. Scattered thunderstorms with a slight chance of showers.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay waters light chop.

THURSDAY
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay waters light chop. Scattered thunderstorms with a slight chance of showers.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay waters light chop.

Winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.


GMZ450-270315
Coastal waters from Cameron LA to High Island TX out 20 NM
959 AM CDT Sun May 26 2024

SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON

REST OF TODAY
South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Wave Detail: South 4 feet at 5 seconds.

TONIGHT
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Wave Detail: South 3 feet at 5 seconds. Patchy fog.

MONDAY
South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Wave Detail: South 3 feet at 6 seconds.

MONDAY NIGHT
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Wave Detail: South 2 feet at 6 seconds.

TUESDAY
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Wave Detail: Southeast 2 feet at 3 seconds and south 2 feet at 6 seconds.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Wave Detail: Southeast 2 feet at 3 seconds and south 2 feet at 6 seconds.

WEDNESDAY
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Scattered thunderstorms. A slight chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

THURSDAY
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Scattered thunderstorms with a slight chance of showers.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.

Winds and seas higher in and near thunderstorms.


GMZ452-270315
Coastal waters from Intracoastal City to Cameron LA out 20 NM
959 AM CDT Sun May 26 2024

SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON

REST OF TODAY
South winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Wave Detail: South 4 feet at 5 seconds.

TONIGHT
South winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Wave Detail: South 3 feet at 6 seconds. Patchy fog in the evening.

MONDAY
South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Wave Detail: South 3 feet at 6 seconds.

MONDAY NIGHT
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Wave Detail: South 2 feet at 6 seconds.

TUESDAY
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Wave Detail: South 2 feet at 6 seconds and southeast 1 foot at 2 seconds.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Wave Detail: South 2 feet at 6 seconds.

WEDNESDAY
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Scattered thunderstorms with a slight chance of showers.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

THURSDAY
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Scattered thunderstorms with a slight chance of showers.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Winds and seas higher in and near thunderstorms.


GMZ455-270315
Coastal waters from Lower Atchafalaya River to Intracoastal City LA out 20 NM
959 AM CDT Sun May 26 2024

REST OF TODAY
South winds 15 to 20 knots, diminishing to 10 to 15 knots this afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Wave Detail: South 2 feet at 3 seconds.

TONIGHT
South winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Wave Detail: South 2 feet at 3 seconds and south 2 feet at 6 seconds.

MONDAY
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Wave Detail: South 2 feet at 6 seconds.

MONDAY NIGHT
South winds around 5 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet in the evening, then 1 foot or less. Wave Detail: South 1 foot at 6 seconds.

TUESDAY
Southeast winds around 5 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Wave Detail: South 1 foot at 7 seconds.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds around 5 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Wave Detail: South 1 foot at 6 seconds.

WEDNESDAY
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Scattered thunderstorms with a slight chance of showers.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet.

THURSDAY
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Scattered thunderstorms with a slight chance of showers.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet.

Winds and seas higher in and near thunderstorms.


GMZ470-270315
Coastal waters from Cameron LA to High Island TX from 20 to 60 NM
959 AM CDT Sun May 26 2024

SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON

REST OF TODAY
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 4 feet. Wave Detail: South 4 feet at 6 seconds.

TONIGHT
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Wave Detail: South 4 feet at 6 seconds. Patchy fog.

MONDAY
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Wave Detail: South 4 feet at 7 seconds.

MONDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Wave Detail: South 3 feet at 6 seconds.

TUESDAY
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Wave Detail: Southeast 3 feet at 6 seconds.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Wave Detail: Southeast 3 feet at 6 seconds.

WEDNESDAY
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Scattered thunderstorms with a slight chance of showers.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 3 feet.

THURSDAY
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 3 feet. Scattered thunderstorms with a slight chance of showers.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.

Winds and seas higher in and near thunderstorms.


GMZ472-270315
Coastal waters from Intracoastal City to Cameron LA from 20 to 60 NM
959 AM CDT Sun May 26 2024

SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON

REST OF TODAY
South winds 15 to 20 knots, diminishing to 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 20 knots this afternoon. Seas around 4 feet. Wave Detail: South 4 feet at 6 seconds.

TONIGHT
South winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Wave Detail: South 4 feet at 6 seconds. Patchy fog.

MONDAY
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Wave Detail: South 4 feet at 7 seconds.

MONDAY NIGHT
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Wave Detail: South 3 feet at 6 seconds.

TUESDAY
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Wave Detail: South 3 feet at 6 seconds.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Wave Detail: Southeast 2 feet at 6 seconds.

WEDNESDAY
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Scattered thunderstorms with a slight chance of showers.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

THURSDAY
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Scattered thunderstorms with a slight chance of showers.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 3 feet.

Winds and seas higher in and near thunderstorms.


GMZ475-270315
Coastal waters from Lower Atchafalaya River to Intracoastal City LA from 20 to 60 NM
959 AM CDT Sun May 26 2024

REST OF TODAY
South winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Wave Detail: South 4 feet at 6 seconds.

TONIGHT
South winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Wave Detail: South 4 feet at 6 seconds.

MONDAY
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Wave Detail: South 4 feet at 7 seconds.

MONDAY NIGHT
South winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Wave Detail: South 3 feet at 6 seconds.

TUESDAY
Southeast winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Wave Detail: South 3 feet at 7 seconds.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Wave Detail: South 2 feet at 6 seconds.

WEDNESDAY
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Scattered thunderstorms with a slight chance of showers.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet.

THURSDAY
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Scattered thunderstorms with a slight chance of showers.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Winds and seas higher in and near thunderstorms.