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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
334 AM AKST Tue Jan 16 2018

Coastal Waters Forecast for the Northern Gulf of Alaska Coast
up to 100 nm out including Kodiak Island and Cook Inlet.

Wind forecasts reflect the predominant speed and direction
expected. Sea forecasts represent an average of the highest
one-third of the combined wind wave and swell height.

Cape Suckling to Cape Cleare-

...STORM WARNING TONIGHT...

.TODAY...E wind 35 kt increasing to 45 kt in the afternoon. Seas
22 ft. Rain showers.
.TONIGHT...E wind 50 kt. Seas 24 ft. Widespread rain showers.
.WED...SE wind 35 kt diminishing to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas
19 ft subsiding to 14 ft in the afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.THU...NW wind 15 kt. Seas 10 ft.

Cape Cleare to Gore Point-

...GALE WARNING THROUGH TONIGHT...

.TODAY...E wind 40 kt. Seas 14 ft building to 19 ft in the
afternoon. Widespread rain showers.
.TONIGHT...E wind 40 kt. Seas 21 ft. Widespread rain showers.
.WED...SE wind 30 kt. Seas 18 ft. Rain showers.
.WED NIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.THU...N wind 15 kt. Seas 9 ft.

Resurrection Bay-

.TODAY...N wind 15 kt diminishing to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas
3 ft. Widespread rain showers.
.TONIGHT...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Widespread rain showers.
.WED...S wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Widespread rain and snow showers.
.WED NIGHT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.THU...N wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.

Prince William Sound-

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...

.TODAY...NE wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft. Widespread rain showers.
.TONIGHT...E wind 35 kt. Seas 9 ft. Widespread rain showers.
.WED...SE wind 35 kt becoming E 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 9 ft
subsiding to 4 ft in the afternoon. Widespread rain showers.
.WED NIGHT...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.THU...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

Port Valdez-

.TODAY...NE wind 15 kt diminishing to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas
3 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...E wind 15 kt diminishing to 10 kt after midnight. Seas
3 ft. Widespread rain showers.
.WED...E wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Widespread rain showers.
.WED NIGHT...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.THU...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

Valdez Narrows-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

.TODAY...N wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...N wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft. Widespread rain showers.
.WED...N wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft. Widespread rain and snow showers.
.WED NIGHT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.THU...N wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.

Valdez Arm-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

.TODAY...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Widespread rain showers.
.WED...NE wind 25 kt diminishing to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas
5 ft subsiding to 3 ft in the afternoon. Widespread rain showers.
.WED NIGHT...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.THU...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

Passage Canal-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...

.TODAY...E wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft. Widespread rain showers.
.TONIGHT...E wind 30 kt. Seas 5 ft. Widespread rain showers.
.WED...E wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft. Widespread rain and snow showers.
.WED NIGHT...W wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.THU...W wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.

West of Barren Islands including Kamishak Bay-

...GALE WARNING THROUGH TONIGHT...

.TODAY...N wind 35 kt. Seas 13 ft. Widespread rain showers.
.TONIGHT...NE wind 40 kt. Seas 15 ft. Widespread rain showers.
.WED...NE wind 30 kt. Seas 10 ft. Rain showers.
.WED NIGHT...E wind 20 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.THU...NW wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.

Barren Islands East-

...GALE WARNING TODAY...

.TODAY...NE wind 40 kt. Seas 17 ft. Widespread rain showers.
.TONIGHT...E wind 30 kt. Seas 17 ft. Rain showers.
.WED...SE wind 25 kt. Seas 15 ft.
.WED NIGHT...SE wind 20 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.THU...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 10 ft.

Marmot Island to Sitkinak-

...GALE WARNING TODAY...

.TODAY...N wind 40 kt diminishing to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas
13 ft. Widespread rain showers.
.TONIGHT...W wind 25 kt. N of Dangerous Cape, NE wind 25 kt
becoming S 20 kt after midnight. Seas 13 ft.
.WED...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E wind 15 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.THU...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 9 ft.

Chiniak Bay-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TODAY...

.TODAY...N wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft building to 9 ft in the
afternoon. Widespread rain showers.
.TONIGHT...NE wind 20 kt becoming NW 10 kt after midnight. Seas 6
ft subsiding to 3 ft after midnight. Widespread rain showers.
.WED...S wind 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E wind 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.THU...NW wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

Marmot Bay-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TODAY...

.TODAY...N wind 25 kt. Seas 7 ft. Widespread rain showers.
.TONIGHT...NE wind 20 kt becoming NW 10 kt after midnight. Seas 7
ft subsiding to 3 ft after midnight. Rain showers.
.WED...S wind 10 kt becoming SE 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E wind 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.THU...NW wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

Shelikof Strait-

...GALE WARNING THROUGH TONIGHT...

.TODAY...N wind 40 kt diminishing to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas
11 ft. Widespread rain showers.
.TONIGHT...N wind 35 kt diminishing to 25 kt after midnight. Seas
11 ft. Rain showers.
.WED...W wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.THU...W wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

Cook Inlet Kalgin Island to Point Bede-

...GALE WARNING THROUGH TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NE wind 35 kt. Seas 11 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...NE wind 40 kt. Seas 14 ft. Rain showers.
.WED...NE wind 30 kt diminishing to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas
10 ft subsiding to 6 ft in the afternoon. Rain showers.
.WED NIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.THU...N wind 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.

Cook Inlet North of Kalgin Island-

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...

.TODAY...N wind 30 kt. Seas in ice free waters 5 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...NE wind 35 kt. Seas in ice free waters 7 ft.
.WED...NE wind 35 kt diminishing to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas
in ice free waters 6 ft subsiding to 3 ft in the afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas in ice free waters 2 ft.
.THU...N wind 10 kt. Seas in ice free waters 2 ft.

Kachemak Bay-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TODAY...

.TODAY...NE wind 25 kt becoming N 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3
ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft. Rain showers.
.WED...SE wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft. Rain showers.
.WED NIGHT...E wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.THU...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

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