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Marine Weather and Tides
Lake Charles, LA

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What's New / NOTES
5/20/2018 -- NOAA is having problems with the data feed that I use to draw the graphs. They are aware of the issue and working to resolve it. Sometimes changing the location by about a mile will give a correct graph. 3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.

Sunrise 6:12AMSunset 8:07PM Friday May 25, 2018 1:55 PM CDT (18:55 UTC) Moonrise 3:35PMMoonset 2:58AM Illumination 83% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 11 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- 921 Am Cdt Fri May 25 2018
Rest of today..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light chop. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tonight..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light chop. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the evening, then slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms after midnight.
Saturday..Southwest winds around 5 knots. Lake waters smooth. Chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Saturday night..Southwest winds around 5 knots. Lake waters smooth. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the evening.
Sunday..North winds around 5 knots. Lake waters smooth. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Sunday night..Northwest winds around 5 knots. Lake waters smooth. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Monday..North winds around 5 knots. Lake waters smooth.
Monday night..Northwest winds up to 5 knots. Lake waters smooth.
Tuesday..Northwest winds up to 5 knots becoming west in the afternoon. Lake waters smooth increasing to a light chop in the afternoon.
Tuesday night..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light chop.
GMZ400 Synopsis For Lower Atchafalaya River La To High Island Tx Out 60 Nm Including Sabine And Calcasieu Lakes And Vermilion Bay 921 Am Cdt Fri May 25 2018
Synopsis.. Light winds and low seas will continue into late Saturday night. A gradual increase in offshore winds and higher seas can be expected Sunday through Tuesday between the cameron and the lower atchafalaya river coastal waters as lower surface pressure moves into the northern central gulf waters.

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
1210 pm cdt Fri may 25 2018

Aviation A well defined sea breeze has developed with
scattered showers and thunderstorms along the coast. Ongoing
convection is expected to migrate further inland as the afternoon
progresses with the northward advancing sea breeze and developing
outflows. All is anticipated to dissipate by late afternoon or
early evening. OtherwiseVFR will continue to prevail while
gradient winds remain light. Stronger convection could bring gusty
winds at all terminals.

Prev discussion issued 637 am cdt Fri may 25 2018
climate...

attention users of lft climate data... Precipitation data for the
month of april has been corrected updated and is now available on
our website. The monthly total rainfall for the month now stands
at 4.43" +0.50". Thusly, april 2018 is no longer the 3rd driest
april on record in lafayette.

Discussion...

for 12z TAF issuance.

Aviation...

pretty much a persistence forecast at this point with a
fairly moist lower mid atmosphere and limited capping aloft
leading to scattered convection with heating beginning mainly
later this morning and lingering through the afternoon. The
primary exception being the sern terminals where 88ds show ongoing
convection not too far off already this morning.

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prev discussion... Issued 332 am cdt Fri may 25 2018
discussion... The area remains under weak ridging at the surface
from the sub-tropical ridge while an upper trough stretches from
the yucatan to arkansas. A slightly drier air mass is working in
to SE tx on the backside of the disturbance, however higher
moisture remains to the east. An area of disturbed weather also
continues to slowly move north near the yucatan.

Today and Saturday the upper trough will remain over the area with
a moisture gradient that increases from west to east. This will
produce isolated to scattered storms over SE tx with scattered to
numerous storms over acadiana. Also during Saturday the area of
disturbed weather near the yucatan will move north across the
southern gulf.

Sunday and Monday the system will be in the northern gulf or
approaching the north central and northeast gulf coast with a
drier air mass moving into the local area. This will decrease rain
chances, but also increase temps.

Hot and fairly dry conditions are expected as the system lifts
out during the middle of the week.

Marine... Light winds and low seas are expected for the next
couple of days, however seas may build a bit late in the weekend.

An offshore flow is expected as an area of disturbed weather moves
through the northern gulf this weekend and early next week.

Preliminary point temps pops
Aex 90 71 93 71 50 30 40 20
lch 88 72 90 73 50 30 40 20
lft 89 73 89 73 60 40 50 20
bpt 90 73 93 73 50 20 30 10

Lch watches warnings advisories
La... None.

Tx... None.

Gm... None.

Aviation... 23


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
LCLL1 - 8767816 - Lake Charles, LA 0 mi85 min 85°F 82°F1014.5 hPa
BKTL1 5 mi85 min 90°F
KCVW 31 mi75 min SSE 8 82°F 73°F
CAPL1 - 8768094 - Calcasieu Pass, LA 33 mi85 min S 8 G 9.9 82°F 84°F1014.6 hPa
PORT2 - 8770475 - Port Arthur, TX 45 mi85 min SSE 6 G 8 82°F 84°F1015.4 hPa
SBPT2 - 8770570 - Sabine Pass North, TX 49 mi85 min SE 9.9 G 12 82°F 88°F1016.8 hPa

Wind History for Calcasieu Pass, LA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Chenault Airpark, LA4 mi65 minWSW 9 G 1410.00 miMostly Cloudy81°F73°F79%1015.2 hPa
Lake Charles Regional Airport, LA8 mi62 minS 710.00 miThunderstorm86°F72°F63%1015.4 hPa
Southland Field, LA11 mi60 minN 010.00 miThunderstorm Light Rain in Vicinity80°F70°F73%1015.2 hPa

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2 days agoE5S7SW8S9S10S8S8SE6CalmCalmE3CalmCalmE4E5NE3CalmCalmNE3NE4E4E6E7S6

Tide / Current Tables for Lake Charles, Calcasieu River, Louisiana
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Lake Charles
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Fri -- 12:07 AM CDT     0.29 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 03:57 AM CDT     Moonset
Fri -- 06:13 AM CDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 06:30 AM CDT     0.88 feet High Tide
Fri -- 12:09 PM CDT     0.57 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:34 PM CDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 05:20 PM CDT     1.01 feet High Tide
Fri -- 08:05 PM CDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Orange (Old Navy Base), Texas
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Orange (Old Navy Base)
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Fri -- 12:02 AM CDT     0.19 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 03:59 AM CDT     Moonset
Fri -- 06:16 AM CDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 06:53 AM CDT     0.58 feet High Tide
Fri -- 11:48 AM CDT     0.39 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:36 PM CDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 04:58 PM CDT     0.68 feet High Tide
Fri -- 08:07 PM CDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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