436  
FZUS54 KLCH 220924  
CWFLCH  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA  
324 AM CST THU FEB 22 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.  
 
GMZ400-222230-  
324 AM CST THU FEB 22 2024  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
 
MARGINALLY ELEVATED ONSHORE WINDS AND SEAS WILL CONTINUE INTO  
TONIGHT AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING DRY FRONTAL PASSAGE. A RELATIVELY  
DRY AND WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY IS SET TO SWEEP THROUGH COASTAL  
WATERS LATE TONIGHT WITH ELEVATED OFFSHORE WINDS TO FOLLOW ON  
FRIDAY. NO LOW WATER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITH OFFSHORE WINDS.  
WINDS WILL DECREASE ON SATURDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES OVER THE  
REGION.  
 

 
 
GMZ430-222230-  
SABINE LAKE-  
324 AM CST THU FEB 22 2024  
 
...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY  
THIS MORNING...  
   
TODAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO  
20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.    
TONIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS, BECOMING NORTHWEST  
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS ROUGH.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS, DIMINISHING TO 10 TO  
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS ROUGH.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS, DIMINISHING TO 5 TO  
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.    
SATURDAY
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS, BECOMING SOUTHWEST  
10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO  
20 KNOTS, DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE  
WATERS CHOPPY.    
SUNDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS, INCREASING TO AROUND  
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.  
 

 
 
GMZ432-222230-  
CALCASIEU LAKE-  
324 AM CST THU FEB 22 2024  
 
...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY  
THIS MORNING...  
   
TODAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO  
20 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.    
TONIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS, BECOMING NORTHWEST  
AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS ROUGH.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KNOTS.  
LAKE WATERS ROUGH.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS, DIMINISHING TO 5 TO  
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.    
SATURDAY
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS, BECOMING WEST 10 TO  
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO  
20 KNOTS, DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LAKE  
WATERS CHOPPY.    
SUNDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS, INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS  
IN THE AFTERNOON. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. LAKE WATERS CHOPPY.  
 

 
 
GMZ435-222230-  
VERMILION AND WEST COTE BLANCHE BAYS-  
324 AM CST THU FEB 22 2024  
   
TODAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.    
TONIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS, BECOMING WEST AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS LIGHT CHOP.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KNOTS.  
BAY WATERS CHOPPY.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS LIGHT CHOP.   
SATURDAY
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS LIGHT CHOP.   
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS LIGHT  
CHOP.    
SUNDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS LIGHT CHOP.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS LIGHT  
CHOP.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.  
 

 
 
GMZ436-222230-  
ATCHAFALAYA AND EAST COTE BLANCHE BAYS-  
324 AM CST THU FEB 22 2024  
   
TODAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS LIGHT  
CHOP.    
TONIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS, BECOMING WEST AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS LIGHT CHOP.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
LIGHT CHOP.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
SMOOTH.    
SATURDAY
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
LIGHT CHOP.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS SMOOTH.    
SUNDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS LIGHT  
CHOP.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND  
WATERS LIGHT CHOP.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
LIGHT CHOP.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS  
CHOPPY.  
 

 
 
GMZ450-222230-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX OUT 20 NM-  
324 AM CST THU FEB 22 2024  
 
...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY  
THIS MORNING...  
   
TODAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO  
20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.    
TONIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS, BECOMING NORTHWEST  
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS, DIMINISHING TO 10 TO  
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.    
SATURDAY
 
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS, BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR  
LESS, THEN AROUND 2 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
SUNDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.  
 

 
 
GMZ452-222230-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA OUT 20 NM-  
324 AM CST THU FEB 22 2024  
 
...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY  
THIS MORNING...  
   
TODAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.    
TONIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS, BECOMING WEST AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS, DIMINISHING TO 10 TO  
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.    
SATURDAY
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS, BECOMING WEST 10 TO  
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET IN THE MORNING,  
THEN 1 FOOT OR LESS.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS, DIMINISHING TO  
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS, THEN AROUND  
2 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
SUNDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS, INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS  
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS, THEN AROUND 2 FEET IN THE  
AFTERNOON.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.  
 

 
 
GMZ455-222230-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY  
LA OUT 20 NM-  
324 AM CST THU FEB 22 2024  
 
...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY  
THIS MORNING...  
   
TODAY
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.    
TONIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS, BECOMING WEST AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.    
SATURDAY
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS, BECOMING WEST IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET IN THE MORNING, THEN 1 FOOT OR LESS.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR  
LESS.    
SUNDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
 

 
 
GMZ470-222230-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAMERON LA TO HIGH ISLAND TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM-  
324 AM CST THU FEB 22 2024  
 
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY THIS  
MORNING...   
..SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY
 
 
   
TODAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET,  
OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FEET.    
TONIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS, BECOMING WEST AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET, OCCASIONALLY TO 6 FEET.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS, DIMINISHING TO 10 TO  
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET, OCCASIONALLY TO  
6 FEET.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.    
SATURDAY
 
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS, BECOMING SOUTH IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR  
LESS, THEN AROUND 2 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
SUNDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET,  
OCCASIONALLY TO 6 FEET.  
 

 
 
GMZ472-222230-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM INTRACOASTAL CITY TO CAMERON LA FROM 20 TO  
60 NM-  
324 AM CST THU FEB 22 2024  
 
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY THIS  
MORNING...   
..SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY
 
 
   
TODAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KNOTS.  
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET, OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FEET.    
TONIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS, BECOMING WEST AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET, OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FEET.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KNOTS.  
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET, OCCASIONALLY TO 6 FEET.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO  
20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.    
SATURDAY
 
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS, BECOMING WEST IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR  
LESS, THEN AROUND 2 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
SUNDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS, INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS  
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET,  
OCCASIONALLY TO 6 FEET.  
 

 
 
GMZ475-222230-  
COASTAL WATERS FROM LOWER ATCHAFALAYA RIVER TO INTRACOASTAL CITY  
LA FROM 20 TO 60 NM-  
324 AM CST THU FEB 22 2024  
 
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY THIS  
MORNING...   
..SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY
 
 
   
TODAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KNOTS.  
SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET, OCCASIONALLY TO 6 FEET.    
TONIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO  
25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET, OCCASIONALLY TO 6 FEET.    
FRIDAY
 
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO  
25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET, OCCASIONALLY TO 6 FEET.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO  
25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.    
SATURDAY
 
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KNOTS,  
BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS, BECOMING SOUTH AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS, THEN AROUND 2 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.   
SUNDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS, BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO  
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS, THEN AROUND  
2 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.    
MONDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 3 FEET.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET,  
OCCASIONALLY TO 6 FEET.  
 

 
 
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