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Marine Weather and Tides
Lake Charles, LA

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What's New / NOTES
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 6:12AMSunset 8:07PM Thursday May 25, 2017 1:22 PM CDT (18:22 UTC) Moonrise 5:18AMMoonset 7:07PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 0 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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GMZ432 Calcasieu Lake- 1051 Am Cdt Thu May 25 2017
Rest of today..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy.
Tonight..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy.
Friday..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy.
Friday night..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy.
Saturday..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy.
Saturday night..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy.
Sunday..South winds around 10 knots. Lake waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Sunday night..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light chop. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Monday..Southwest winds around 5 knots becoming west in the afternoon. Lake waters smooth. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Monday night..Northeast winds around 5 knots. Lake waters smooth. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
GMZ400 Synopsis For Lower Atchafalaya River La To High Island Tx Out 60 Nm Including Sabine And Calcasieu Lakes And Vermilion Bay 1051 Am Cdt Thu May 25 2017
Synopsis.. Surface high pressure over the gulf waters will continue to slide east this afternoon resulting in light to moderate southerly flow later this afternoon through memorial day.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Lake Charles, LA
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Area Discussion for - Lake Charles, LA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service lake charles la
1242 pm cdt Thu may 25 2017

Discussion
For 18z TAF issuance.

Aviation
Fairly straight forward forecast today with strong srly winds
being the main issue through the period. Sfc obs show elevated
winds already ongoing as the region lies between high pressure
centered over the n-cntl gulf and low pressure over the plains.

Looks like the gradient is expected to remain tight through the
period despite the sfc ridge pushing ewd, while forecast time-
height sections indicate slightly stronger flow aloft for tomorrow
which will help speeds run even higher tomorrow. Otherwise limited
moisture noted which should keep clouds scattered at most.

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Prev discussion issued 1101 am cdt Thu may 25 2017
update...

light southerly flow already returning across the area
as surface high pressure shifts off to the east. A few
clouds above 3000 feet continued to ride the leading edge
of moisture return. No changes needed to forecast other than to
tick up a few more low clouds. No significant changes... Therefore
let the forecast ride.

Prev discussion... Issued 631 am cdt Thu may 25 2017
aviation... Southerly winds will become reestablished today with
high pressure advancing east of the area. While the southerlies
will bring a gradual increase of low level moisture, the mid and
upper levels will remain dry on a continued northwest flow.

Vfr to prevail.

Prev discussion... Issued 335 am cdt Thu may 25 2017
discussion...

weather map depicts upper low centered over the mid ms river
valley this morning with northwesterly flow situated across the
area. Surface ridge is currently along the sabine river with
generally clear skies. Temperatures away from the coast are in the
low to mid 50s with temperature along the coast in the 60s.

Surface ridge will continue shifting east across the area today
with southerly and southwesterly winds returning to the area.

Forecast remains unchanged through the remainder of the week into
the first part of the weekend. The area will continue to see a
warming and moistening trend as the storm track remains across the
central plains. Temperatures by Saturday will be approaching 90.

Some changes to the forecast for the later half of the weekend
into next week. The front looks to be a little slower than
forecast this time yesterday, therefore rain chances were lowered
just a bit for Sunday. By Sunday night into memorial day the front
does move into the region with a good chance for showers and
thunderstorms. The front is forecast to hang up near the coast
with a good chance for thunderstorms through the remainder of the
forecast, especially during the daytime hours.

Marine...

southerly winds will return to the northern gulf and become brisk
at times. This will continue for the next several days.

Preliminary point temps pops
Aex 85 66 89 73 0 0 0 10
lch 84 72 86 76 0 0 10 10
lft 85 69 87 75 0 0 0 10
bpt 85 73 87 77 0 0 10 10

Lch watches warnings advisories
La... None.

Tx... None.

Gm... None.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
LCLL1 - 8767816 - Lake Charles, LA 0 mi58 min 80°F 74°F1011.9 hPa
BKTL1 5 mi64 min 77°F
KCVW 31 mi47 min SSW 13 G 19 81°F 64°F
CAPL1 - 8768094 - Calcasieu Pass, LA 33 mi58 min SW 17 G 20 77°F 78°F
PORT2 - 8770475 - Port Arthur, TX 45 mi58 min SSW 15 G 19 80°F 78°F1011.5 hPa
SBPT2 - 8770570 - Sabine Pass North, TX 49 mi58 min S 16 G 21 80°F 80°F1012.7 hPa

Wind History for Calcasieu Pass, LA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Chenault Airpark, LA4 mi37 minSSW 1210.00 miPartly Cloudy82°F64°F55%1011.5 hPa
Lake Charles, Lake Charles Regional Airport, LA8 mi29 minSSW 12 G 1910.00 miFair82°F64°F55%1012.1 hPa
Southland Field, LA11 mi27 minSSW 14 G 2010.00 miFair83°F64°F55%1011.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Lake Charles, Calcasieu River, Louisiana
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Lake Charles
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Thu -- 02:10 AM CDT     -0.18 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:13 AM CDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 06:17 AM CDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 09:38 AM CDT     1.28 feet High Tide
Thu -- 02:46 PM CDT     New Moon
Thu -- 03:48 PM CDT     0.85 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:13 PM CDT     0.99 feet High Tide
Thu -- 08:06 PM CDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:06 PM CDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0-0.1-0.2-0.100.30.60.91.21.31.31.21.110.90.90.80.90.9110.80.60.3

Tide / Current Tables for Orange (Old Navy Base), Texas
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Orange (Old Navy Base)
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Thu -- 02:07 AM CDT     -0.17 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:16 AM CDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 06:20 AM CDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 10:48 AM CDT     0.84 feet High Tide
Thu -- 02:46 PM CDT     New Moon
Thu -- 03:39 PM CDT     0.66 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:21 PM CDT     0.71 feet High Tide
Thu -- 08:07 PM CDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:08 PM CDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0-0.1-0.2-0.1-00.20.40.50.70.80.80.80.80.70.70.70.70.70.70.70.60.50.40.2

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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IR Satellite Image from GEOS
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GOES Local Image of SouthCentralPlains    EDIT
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Wind Forecast for Lake Charles, LA (14,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Lake Charles, LA
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