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FZAK51 PAFC 231300
CWFAER

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
400 AM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

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.

PKZ197-240200-
400 AM AKST THU FEB 23 2017
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE NORTH GULF COAST+KODIAK ISLAND WATERS+
COOK INLET...
A TROUGH PERSISTS ALONG THE NORTH GULF COAST THROUGH FRI
AFTERNOON. A 1024 MB LOW FORMS 50 NM SOUTHWEST OF VALDEZ FRI
AFTERNOON AND MOVES TO 70 NM SOUTH OF YAKUTAT BY SAT MORNING. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL THEN LINGER ACROSS THE SOUTHERN GULF OF ALASKA
THROUGH SAT MORNING.

$$

PKZ119-240200-
CAPE SUCKLING TO CAPE CLEARE-
400 AM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

.TODAY...NW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WIND 15 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.FRI...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WIND 30 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.SAT...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.SUN...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.MON...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 9 FT.

$$

PKZ120-240200-
CAPE CLEARE TO GORE POINT-
400 AM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FRIDAY...

.TODAY...W WIND 15 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.FRI...SW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WIND 35 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.SAT THROUGH MON...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 10 FT.

$$

PKZ121-240200-
RESURRECTION BAY-
400 AM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

.TODAY...N WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. HIGHER SEAS S OF
CAINES HEAD.
.FRI NIGHT...N WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SAT...N WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SUN THROUGH MON...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

$$

PKZ125-240200-
PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-
400 AM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

.TODAY...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT BECOMING NE 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...NW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

$$

PKZ126-240200-
PORT VALDEZ-
400 AM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

.TODAY...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

$$

PKZ127-240200-
VALDEZ NARROWS-
400 AM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

.TODAY...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...NE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ128-240200-
VALDEZ ARM-
400 AM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

.TODAY...NE WIND 15 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI...NE WIND 10 KT INCREASING TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
3 FT. SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.MON...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

$$

PKZ129-240200-
PASSAGE CANAL-
400 AM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

.TODAY...W WIND 10 KT. GUSTS TO 20 KT IN THE MORNING NEAR WHITTIER.
SEAS 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI...E WIND 10 KT BECOMING VARIABLE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2
FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WIND 25 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN THROUGH MON...W WIND 25 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

$$

PKZ130-240200-
WEST OF BARREN ISLANDS INCLUDING KAMISHAK BAY-
400 AM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FRIDAY...

.TODAY...E WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.FRI...W WIND 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WIND 30 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.SAT...W WIND 30 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.SUN...W WIND 30 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.MON...W WIND 40 KT. SEAS 10 FT.

$$

PKZ131-240200-
BARREN ISLANDS EAST-
400 AM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FRIDAY...

.TODAY...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.FRI...W WIND 30 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.SAT...W WIND 35 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.SUN...W WIND 30 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.MON...NW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 14 FT.

$$

PKZ132-240200-
MARMOT ISLAND TO SITKINAK-
400 AM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT AND FRIDAY...

.TODAY...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.FRI...SW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WIND 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...W WIND 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.MON...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 10 FT.

$$

PKZ136-240200-
CHINIAK BAY-
400 AM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

.TODAY...SW WIND 10 KT INCREASING TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
2 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WIND 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT...W WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...W WIND 25 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ137-240200-
MARMOT BAY-
400 AM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

.TODAY...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT BECOMING S 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...W WIND 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.MON...W WIND 25 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

$$

PKZ138-240200-
SHELIKOF STRAIT-
400 AM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

.TODAY...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.FRI...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.SAT...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.SUN...W WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.MON...W WIND 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT.

$$

PKZ139-240200-
COOK INLET KALGIN ISLAND TO POINT BEDE-
400 AM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FRIDAY...

.TODAY...NE WIND TO 15 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WIND 10 KT BECOMING SE 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS IN
ICE FREE WATERS 3 FT.
.FRI...S WIND 15 KT BECOMING SW 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS IN
ICE FREE WATERS 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WIND 25 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 6 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 6 FT.
.MON...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 6 FT.

$$

PKZ140-240200-
COOK INLET NORTH OF KALGIN ISLAND-
400 AM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

.TODAY...N WIND 10 KT. PATCHY FREEZING FOG.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT.
.FRI...E WIND 10 KT BECOMING S 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT.
.SAT...S WIND 10 KT.
.SUN...NW WIND 10 KT.
.MON...NW WIND 15 KT.

$$

PKZ141-240200-
KACHEMAK BAY-
400 AM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

.TODAY...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT BECOMING SE 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TONIGHT...SE WIND 10 KT BECOMING S 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2
FT.
.FRI...SW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.MON...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

$$



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