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12/16/2019 NOAA is having trouble with requests that include wind gusts. I am posting graphs without wind gusts until it gets fixed.
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9/4/2019 Fixed the weather maps due to NOAA moving them.
7/25/2019 New feature in the Airports section gives a link to 5 minute updates for data reports.

Sunrise 6:56AMSunset 7:34PM Saturday April 4, 2020 11:23 PM CDT (04:23 UTC) Moonrise 2:55PMMoonset 3:48AM Illumination 91% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 12 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- 1005 Pm Cdt Sat Apr 4 2020
Rest of tonight..East winds 10 to 15 knots. Gusts up to 25 knots late in the evening. Lake waters choppy. Showers likely late in the evening, then slight chance of showers after midnight.
Sunday..East winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light chop.
Sunday night..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light chop.
Monday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers in the morning, then chance of showers in the afternoon.
Monday night..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms after midnight.
Tuesday..South winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light chop.
Tuesday night..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light chop.
Wednesday..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light chop.
Wednesday night..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light chop.
Thursday..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Lake waters a light chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Thursday night..Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Lake waters a light chop increasing to choppy after midnight. Chance of showers and slight chance of Thunderstorms.
GMZ400 Synopsis For Lower Atchafalaya River La To High Island Tx Out 60 Nm Including Sabine And Calcasieu Lakes And Vermilion Bay 1005 Pm Cdt Sat Apr 4 2020
Synopsis.. Areas of rain with embedded showers and isolated Thunderstorms will continue to affect the coastal waters the rest of this afternoon through this evening, with rains ending from west to east after midnight. East winds are expected to increase this evening over the gulf waters, especially beyond 20 nm. Winds will remain a bit elevated through Sunday, before subsiding and becoming more southerly Sunday night. A light to modest onshore flow will then prevail through mid week, until offshore flow follows a cold front expected to push through the area Thursday night.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Iowa, LA
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Area Discussion for - Lake Charles, LA
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FXUS64 KLCH 050317 AFDLCH

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Lake Charles LA 1017 PM CDT Sat Apr 4 2020

DISCUSSION. Wx map shows weak high pressure ridging across the midwest to the Gulf, a trough of low pressure over the Western Gulf, producing a tightening pressure gradient across the coastal waters. This has increased easterly winds to 20-25 kts with gusts near 30-35 kts across the coastal waters. For this, upgraded the Small Craft Exercise Caution to Small Craft Advisory across all 0-60nm marine zones through 7 AM, after this time expecting diminishing winds.

Radar showing intermittent light rain across SE TX/C and S LA but diminishing over the last couple of hours. Keeping higher rain chances through Midnight, but diminishing to 20% inland, with highest chances across the eastern coastal waters after midnight as the surface trough of low pressure moves east. Updated short term forecast through daybreak reflecting these trends.

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PREV DISCUSSION. /issued 632 PM CDT Sat Apr 4 2020/

AVIATION . Light rain will end overnight with ceilings gradually lowering toward sunrise. Generally MVFR ceilings are expected late tonight into Sunday morning before ceilings lift again mid day to afternoon. Winds will become north to northeast at all terminals through the next few hours and remain northeast Sunday.

PREV DISCUSSION . /issued 413 PM CDT Sat Apr 4 2020/

DISCUSSION . Areas of rain with embedded showers continue to gradually expand EWD this afternoon, and now encompass much of SE TX and the Gulf waters and is filling in across southern LA. Lightning has thus far remained relatively sparse, and confined mostly to the Gulf waters beyond 20 nm. CDFNT that nudged into the area earlier today has become quite difficult to locate, but does not appear to have moved very much from its earlier position near the Sabine River.

Rains will continue to spread east across the area the rest of this afternoon and evening as a rich MSTR plume and shortwave trof traverse the region. While widespread HVY rains are not expected, there is a low end risk of locally HVY rainfall, especially across coastal SE TX and SW LA where heavier and/or more persistent rains are expected. This activity will taper off from W to E after midnight as the shortwave trof and relatively deeper MSTR depart to the east.

Dry and mild weather is expected on SUN, with a warming trend ensuing SUN night as a moist low level onshore flow returns. A building but relatively flat ridge aloft will yield a warming trend with MON-WED, though an active sub-tropical jet will keep some measure of rain chances in the forecast as well, especially MON and TUE. Next cold front slated to arrive in the THU-THU night time period bringing good rain chances and cooler temperatures, though differences in how global models handle a WRN CONUS upper low cloud the picture a bit for FRI and SAT.

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MARINE . Areas of rain with embedded showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue to affect the coastal waters the rest of this afternoon through this evening, with rains ending from west to east after midnight. East winds are expected to increase this evening over the Gulf waters, especially beyond 20 NM. Inserted a SCEC headline for these zones. Winds will remain a bit elevated through Sunday, before subsiding and becoming more southerly Sunday night. A light to modest onshore flow will then prevail through mid week, until offshore flow follows a cold front expected to push through the area Thursday night.

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PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. AEX 58 77 61 81 / 70 10 10 50 LCH 61 79 65 81 / 70 10 10 40 LFT 61 80 64 82 / 70 10 10 40 BPT 62 79 66 79 / 70 10 10 40

LCH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. LA . None. TX . None. GM . Small Craft Advisory until 7 AM CDT Sunday for GMZ450-452-455- 470-472-475.



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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
LCLL1 - 8767816 - Lake Charles, LA 12 mi53 min 62°F 73°F1015 hPa
BKTL1 16 mi59 min 74°F
CAPL1 - 8768094 - Calcasieu Pass, LA 37 mi53 min ESE 9.9 G 12 63°F 72°F1012.6 hPa
PORT2 - 8770475 - Port Arthur, TX 55 mi53 min E 6 G 11 64°F 72°F1014.2 hPa

Wind History for Calcasieu Pass, LA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Chenault Airpark, LA8 mi48 minESE 45.00 miFog/Mist62°F60°F94%1015.2 hPa
Lake Charles Regional Airport, LA14 mi30 minE 510.00 miOvercast61°F60°F97%1015.6 hPa
Southland Field, LA21 mi48 minE 310.00 miLight Rain63°F60°F90%1015.2 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KCWF

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Tide / Current Tables for Mermentau River entrance, Louisiana
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Mermentau River entrance
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Sun -- 05:30 AM CDT     Moonset
Sun -- 06:56 AM CDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:47 AM CDT     -0.04 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 02:06 PM CDT     2.40 feet High Tide
Sun -- 05:04 PM CDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:33 PM CDT     Sunset
Sun -- 08:15 PM CDT     1.44 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Calcasieu Pass, Lighthouse wharf, Louisiana
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Calcasieu Pass
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Sun -- 01:05 AM CDT     1.70 feet High Tide
Sun -- 05:31 AM CDT     Moonset
Sun -- 06:57 AM CDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:45 AM CDT     -0.11 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 02:32 PM CDT     1.98 feet High Tide
Sun -- 05:05 PM CDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:34 PM CDT     Sunset
Sun -- 08:22 PM CDT     0.64 feet Low Tide
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Wind Forecast for Lake Charles, LA (0,6,7,8)
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