Marine Weather Net

Intracoastal City to Cameron, LA 20 - 60 NM Marine Forecast


15 - 20




10 - 15


5 - 10

The Marine Weather Forecast In Detail:
GMZ472 Forecast Issued: 300 PM CST Thu Dec 01 2022

Tonight...East Winds 15 To 20 Knots. Seas 4 To 5 Feet, Occasionally To 6 Feet.
Friday...Southeast Winds Around 15 Knots With Gusts Up To 20 Knots. Seas 3 To 4 Feet.
Friday Night...Southeast Winds 10 To 15 Knots, Becoming South 5 To 10 Knots After Midnight. Seas 3 To 4 Feet. Areas Of Fog.
Saturday...Southwest Winds 5 To 10 Knots, Becoming Northeast In The Afternoon. Seas 2 To 3 Feet. A Slight Chance Of Thunderstorms. A Chance Of Showers, Mainly In The Morning.
Saturday Night...East Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Seas 2 To 3 Feet.
Sunday...East Winds Around 10 Knots. Seas 2 To 3 Feet.
Sunday Night...Southeast Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 2 To 4 Feet.
Monday...South Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 3 To 4 Feet. A Slight Chance Of Showers In The Afternoon.
Monday Night...South Winds 15 To 20 Knots. Seas 3 To 5 Feet, Occasionally To 6 Feet.
Tuesday...South Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 3 To 5 Feet, Occasionally To 6 Feet. A Slight Chance Of Showers.
Tuesday Night...South Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 3 To 4 Feet. A Slight Chance Of Showers After Midnight. Winds And Seas Higher In And Near Thunderstorms.
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
527pm CST Thu Dec 1 2022

Long Term
(Sunday through next Wednesday)

An unseasonably warm and muggy pattern will persist through the entire long term period as the region remains on the northern edge of a flat ridge over the Gulf, with zonal flow aloft persisting overhead. At the surface, the pattern will be a bit more progressive however, it won't be enough to bring an end to the warm and humid weather.

At the start of the period, a weak stationary front will be draped along the Gulf Coast, while to our north high pressure will be situated from the Southern Plains to the Appalachians. High pressure quickly slides off to the east by late Sunday, allowing the stalled boundary to lift inland as a warm front. This will turn winds back to the south by Sunday afternoon, bringing an influx of warm and moist Gulf air inland as we head into the work week. For both Sunday and Monday, rain chances will remain minimal, while the influx of moisture will be more noticeable in persistent cloudy skies and humid conditions. Isolated showers begin to return by Tuesday afternoon, as another front approaches from the north. As this front draws closer on Wednesday rain chances begin to increase and showers become a bit more scattered to widespread, especially across our northern counties/parishes closer to the approaching boundary. Rain chances remain elevated Wednesday night into Thu, as the boundary starts to slow down as it draws closer. The combination of the slowing front and the very moist airmass overhead will result in a repetitive humid and wet pattern through the second half of the period.

Temperature wise, we will remain some 10-15 degrees above normal through much of the period as the pattern remains largely unchanged. Afternoon highs in the 70s to low 80s can be expected each day, with Tues likely being the warmest day of the period. Overnight, lows in the low to mid 60s can be expected through the first part of the period, falling a bit into the mid to upper 50s by the second half of the week.

Easterly winds 15-20 kts expected to continue this evening, with a Small Craft Exercise Caution for the 0-60nm marine zones through Midnight (06z). Winds expect to become southeasterly after Midnight into the day Friday as the warm front lifts back north. Areas of marine fog is likely by Friday evening, possibly becoming dense during the overnight hours. A weak cold front expected to move across the coastal waters Saturday night with a chance of showers and bringing brief offshore flow through Sunday morning. The front is expected to dissipate Sunday afternoon with onshore flow resuming through Monday, with patchy to areas of fog possible as warm humid air overrides the cooler shelf waters of the Gulf.

NOAA Lake Charles LA Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories
LA...None. TX...None. GM...None.