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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
300 PM AKST WED DEC 24 2014

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR SOUTHWEST ALASKA+BRISTOL BAY+THE
ALASKA PENINSULA WATERS AND THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS UP TO 100 NM OUT.

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.

PKZ199-251315-
300 PM AKST WED DEC 24 2014
.SYNOPSIS FOR SOUTHWEST ALASKA+BRISTOL BAY+THE ALASKA
PENINSULA WATERS AND THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS...
A 970 MB LOW 100 NM SOUTHWEST OF SHEMYA WILL MOVE TO NEAR THE
PRIBILOF ISLANDS THU AFTERNOON AT 995 MB THEN DISSIPATE AS IT
REACHES SOUTHWEST ALASKA THU NIGHT. A DEVELOPING PACIFIC LOW
WILL MOVE TO 100 NM SOUTH OF SHEMYA THU AFTERNOON AT 971 MB
THEN TO 165 NM NORTHWEST OF SHEMYA FRI AFTERNOON AT 960 MB.

$$

PKZ150-251315-
SOUTH OF THE AK PENINSULA SITKINAK TO CASTLE CAPE-
300 PM AKST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...S WIND 30 KT IN THE EVENING INCREASING TO 40 KT. SEAS
13 FT BUILDING TO 19 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 19 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 16 FT.
.FRI...W WIND 25 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.SAT...SE WIND 40 KT. SEAS 20 FT.
.SUN THROUGH MON...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 16 FT.

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PKZ155-251315-
SOUTH OF THE AK PENINSULA CASTLE CAPE TO CAPE SARICHEF-
300 PM AKST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...SW WIND 45 KT. SEAS 22 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 20 FT.  SNOW SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...SW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 17 FT.
.FRI...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 15 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WIND 35 KT. SEAS 18 FT.
.SAT...S WIND 35 KT. SEAS 17 FT.
.SUN...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.MON...E WIND 25 KT. SEAS 18 FT.

$$

PKZ160-251315-
BRISTOL BAY-
300 PM AKST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...SE WIND 20 KT BECOMING S 45 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6
FT BUILDING TO 10 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...SW WIND 45 KT DIMINISHING TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
14 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 9 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS.
.FRI...SW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.SAT...SE WIND 35 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.MON...E WIND 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT.

$$

PKZ165-251315-
PORT HEIDEN TO CAPE SARICHEF-
300 PM AKST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW WIND 40 KT. FROM PORT MOLLER E...SE WIND 25 KT
BECOMING SW 40 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 11 FT BUILDING TO 16 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...SW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 16 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 17 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.FRI AND FRI NIGHT...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.SAT...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.MON...E WIND 30 KT. SEAS 8 FT.

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PKZ170-251315-
CAPE SARICHEF TO NIKOLSKI BERING SIDE-
300 PM AKST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 18 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.THU...SW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 19 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...SW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 18 FT. RAIN SHOWERS.
.FRI...S WIND 40 KT. SEAS 15 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 35 KT. SEAS 14 FT.
.SAT...S WIND 35 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.MON...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 11 FT.

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PKZ171-251315-
UNALASKA BAY-
300 PM AKST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW WIND INCREASING TO 35 KT. SEAS 5 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.THU...SW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 5 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...SW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 4 FT. RAIN SHOWERS.
.FRI AND FRI NIGHT...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.SAT...S WIND 25 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.MON...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

$$

PKZ172-251315-
CAPE SARICHEF TO NIKOLSKI PACIFIC SIDE-
300 PM AKST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 22 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.THU...SW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 21 FT. RAIN SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...S WIND 35 KT. SEAS 20 FT.
.FRI AND FRI NIGHT...S WIND 40 KT. SEAS 23 FT.
.SAT...SW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 18 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.MON...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 19 FT.

$$

PKZ173-251315-
NIKOLSKI TO SEGUAM ISLAND BERING SIDE-
300 PM AKST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW WIND 40 KT DIMINISHING TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
20 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...SW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 20 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...S WIND 35 KT INCREASING TO 45 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
19 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN.
.FRI...S WIND 40 KT. SEAS 19 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 14 FT.
.SAT...S WIND 25 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.SUN...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.MON...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 15 FT.

$$

PKZ174-251315-
NIKOLSKI TO SEGUAM ISLAND PACIFIC SIDE-
300 PM AKST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 25 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.THU...SW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 25 FT.  SNOW SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...S WIND 45 KT. SEAS 24 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...S WIND 45 KT. SEAS 25 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 35 KT. SEAS 23 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...SE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 15 FT.
.MON...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 16 FT.

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PKZ175-251315-
SEGUAM ISLAND TO ADAK BERING SIDE-
300 PM AKST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW WIND 45 KT. SEAS 15 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.THU...SW WIND 45 KT DIMINISHING TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
19 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...S WIND 45 KT. SEAS 14 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN.
.FRI AND FRI NIGHT...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.SAT...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.SUN...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.MON...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 14 FT.

$$

PKZ176-251315-
SEGUAM ISLAND TO ADAK PACIFIC SIDE-
300 PM AKST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW WIND 35 KT INCREASING TO 45 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
26 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.THU...SW WIND 45 KT. SEAS 28 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...S WIND 45 KT. SEAS 25 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN.
.FRI...SW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 23 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 17 FT.
.SAT...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 16 FT.
.SUN...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.MON...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 15 FT.

$$

PKZ177-251315-
ADAK TO KISKA-
300 PM AKST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW WIND 45 KT. BERING SIDE...SEAS 19 FT. PACIFIC
SIDE...SEAS 24 FT BUILDING TO 32 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS.
.THU...W WIND 45 KT BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. BERING
SIDE...SEAS 19 FT. PACIFIC SIDE...SEAS 30 FT SUBSIDING TO 24 FT IN
THE AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...S WIND 40 KT. SEAS 21 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.FRI...SW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 21 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 35 KT. SEAS 18 FT.
.SAT...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 19 FT.
.SUN...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.MON...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 13 FT.

$$

PKZ178-251315-
KISKA TO ATTU-
300 PM AKST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...BERING SIDE...E WIND 20 KT IN THE EVENING INCREASING
TO 30 KT. PACIFIC SIDE...SW WIND 30 KT IN THE EVENING INCREASING
TO 45 KT. SEAS 21 FT BERING SIDE...29 FT PACIFIC SIDE. RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS.
.THU...SW WIND 25 KT BECOMING E 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 23 FT
SUBSIDING TO 17 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...SE WIND 45 KT BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 26 FT.
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.FRI...SW WIND 50 KT. SEAS 26 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 40 KT. SEAS 21 FT.
.SAT...SW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 20 FT.
.SUN...SW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.MON...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 13 FT.

$$

PKZ179-251315-
PRIBILOF ISLANDS NEAR SHORE WATERS-
300 PM AKST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...SE WIND 25 KT BECOMING SW 40 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
15 FT. RAIN.
.THU...SW WIND 35 KT DIMINISHING TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
15 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...W WIND 20 KT BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 13 FT.
.FRI AND FRI NIGHT...S WIND 35 KT. SEAS 17 FT.
.SAT...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 15 FT.
.SUN...S WIND 15 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.MON...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 10 FT.

$$

PKZ180-251315-
KUSKOKWIM DELTA AND ETOLIN STRAIT-
300 PM AKST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...SE WIND 20 KT INCREASING TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
IN ICE FREE WATERS 7 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 12 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 10 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...S WIND 25 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 12 FT.
.SAT...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 12 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 25 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 7 FT.
.MON...E WIND 30 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 7 FT.

$$

PKZ181-251315-
NORTH AND WEST OF NUNIVAK ISLAND-
300 PM AKST WED DEC 24 2014

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 9 FT. HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY N OF NUNIVAK ISLAND.
.THU...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 7 FT. HEAVY FREEZING
SPRAY N OF NUNIVAK ISLAND.
.THU NIGHT...N WIND 20 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 7 FT. HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY N OF NUNIVAK ISLAND.
.FRI...E WIND 30 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WIND 35 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 13 FT.
.SAT...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 12 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 25 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 8 FT.
.MON...E WIND 25 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 7 FT.

$$

PKZ185-251315-
SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND WATERS-
300 PM AKST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND THURSDAY NIGHT...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NE WIND 35 KT. SEAS 18 FT. SNOW. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY N
OF SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND.
.THU...NE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 14 FT. SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS. HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY N OF SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 25 KT E OF SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND...E 35 KT W
OF SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND. SEAS 14 FT. SNOW. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY N
OF SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND.
.FRI AND FRI NIGHT...SE WIND 45 KT. SEAS 19 FT.
.SAT...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 18 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 14 FT.
.MON...E WIND 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT.

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