Saturday, April29, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Lake Charles, LA

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Sunrise 6:29AMSunset 7:51PM Saturday April 29, 2017 6:30 AM CDT (11:30 UTC) Moonrise 8:28AMMoonset 10:32PM Illumination 12% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 3 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- 458 Am Cdt Sat Apr 29 2017
.small craft advisory in effect through Sunday morning...
Today..Southeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Lake waters very rough. Chance of showers through the day. Chance of Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tonight..South winds 20 to 25 knots. Lake waters very rough. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the evening, then showers and Thunderstorms after midnight.
Sunday..West winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy. Showers and Thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Sunday night..Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light chop.
Monday..Northeast winds up to 5 knots becoming south in the afternoon. Lake waters smooth.
Monday night..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light chop.
Tuesday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light chop.
Tuesday night..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Wednesday..South winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy. Showers and Thunderstorms likely.
Wednesday night..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west after midnight. Lake waters a light chop. Showers and Thunderstorms likely.
GMZ400 Synopsis For Lower Atchafalaya River La To High Island Tx Out 60 Nm Including Sabine And Calcasieu Lakes And Vermilion Bay 458 Am Cdt Sat Apr 29 2017
Synopsis.. Strong and gusty southerly winds will increase as a cold front approaches the area. Seas of 10 to 12 feet are expected across the outer coastal waters with 6 to 9 feet across the nearshore waters. This strong southerly flow will also result in above normal tide readings the next few high tide cycles, especially Saturday and Sunday mornings. In addition to the strong winds and seas, widespread showers and Thunderstorms will move through the coastal waters late Saturday night into Sunday afternoon as the front pushes through the area. Behind the front winds will turn northwesterly and subside.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Lake Charles, LA
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Area Discussion for - Lake Charles, LA
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Fxus64 klch 291058
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area forecast discussion
national weather service lake charles la
558 am cdt Sat apr 29 2017

Discussion
Very strong and gusty winds this morning flowing into a storm
system over texas/oklahoma. Winds are already averaging 15 to
25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Clouds and gulf moisture have held
temperatures steady in the mid to upper 70s as dew points hungout
in the low to mid 70s. Conditions are not expected to improve
today.

A wind advisory has been for all of southern louisiana and
portions of southeast texas through Sunday. A coastal flood
warning has also been issued as the southerly winds have piled
up water along the coast. Minor flooding is expected. Tides are
expected to remain elevated through about the noon hour before
beginning a slow fall by the late afternoon hours.

An area of low pressure over north texas with and adjacent cold
front will move out of west texas today as an upper level trof
digs into west texas. This will support storm development across
texas and into louisiana. CAPE over the region is running from
3500 to 4500 j/kg with the LI from -8 to -10. The LCL is at 1335m
with the LFC at 1532m... Precip water 2.15 inches which is
indicating plenty of moisture is available. SRH from sfc thru 3
km is 134 m/s. As the trof digs down and we pickup modest daytime
heating this will all combine to support storms this afternoon
into the overnight hours. Rainfall totals should average around
one inch most locations inland with some locations receiving
upwards to three to five inches. Some minor flooding will be
possible. The threat today looks to be from straight line winds
and hail. The frontal system is expected to finally push through
by the late morning hours on Sunday.

Drier air spills into the northwest gulf region through the early
portion of the week with storms again returning on Wednesday.

Preliminary point temps/pops
Aex 88 70 74 52 / 40 90 100 20
lch 86 68 75 54 / 40 100 100 10
lft 89 75 78 59 / 30 50 100 20
bpt 87 66 78 54 / 30 100 70 10

Lch watches/warnings/advisories
La... Coastal flood warning until noon cdt today for laz073-074.

Wind advisory until 7 am cdt Sunday for laz073-074.

Wind advisory from 9 am this morning to 9 pm cdt this evening
for laz027>033-043>045.

Wind advisory until 7 am cdt Sunday for laz041-042.

Coastal flood advisory until noon cdt today for laz041-052.

Wind advisory until 11 am cdt Sunday for laz052>055.

Tx... Wind advisory until 7 am cdt Sunday for txz215.

Wind advisory until 7 am cdt Sunday for txz216.

Coastal flood advisory until noon cdt today for txz215.

Gm... Small craft advisory until 7 am cdt Sunday for gmz430-432-435-
450-452-455-470-472-475.

K. Kuyper


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
LCLL1 - 8767816 - Lake Charles, LA 0 mi42 min 78°F 74°F1008.6 hPa
BKTL1 5 mi48 min 77°F
KCVW 31 mi35 min SE 21 G 27 77°F 75°F
CAPL1 - 8768094 - Calcasieu Pass, LA 33 mi42 min SSE 21 G 27 77°F 77°F
PORT2 - 8770475 - Port Arthur, TX 45 mi48 min SE 11 G 18 77°F 76°F1007.2 hPa
SBPT2 - 8770570 - Sabine Pass North, TX 49 mi48 min SE 21 G 27 77°F 78°F1008.2 hPa

Wind History for Calcasieu Pass, LA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Chenault Airpark, LA4 mi55 minSE 16 G 2310.00 miOvercast64°F61°F90%1008.5 hPa
Lake Charles, Lake Charles Regional Airport, LA8 mi37 minSSE 21 G 288.00 miOvercast and Breezy78°F73°F85%1009.2 hPa
Southland Field, LA11 mi55 minSE 16 G 227.00 miOvercast79°F74°F87%1008.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Lake Charles, Calcasieu River, Louisiana
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Lake Charles
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Sat -- 04:18 AM CDT     -0.19 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:31 AM CDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:28 AM CDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 12:22 PM CDT     1.26 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:40 PM CDT     0.91 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 07:49 PM CDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:02 PM CDT     0.96 feet High Tide
Sat -- 11:32 PM CDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.60.30.1-0.1-0.2-0.2-0.10.10.40.711.21.31.21.21.1110.90.90.910.90.9

Tide / Current Tables for Orange (Old Navy Base), Texas
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Orange (Old Navy Base)
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Sat -- 04:43 AM CDT     -0.12 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:33 AM CDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:30 AM CDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 02:18 PM CDT     0.83 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:51 PM CDT     Sunset
Sat -- 11:33 PM CDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.30.20.1-0-0.1-0.1-0.100.20.40.50.70.80.80.80.80.80.80.70.70.70.70.60.6

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Lake Charles, LA (7,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Lake Charles, LA
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