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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
402 AM AKST WED DEC 17 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.

PKZ199-180145-
402 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014
.SYNOPSIS FOR SOUTHWEST ALASKA+BRISTOL BAY+THE ALASKA
PENINSULA WATERS AND THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS...A 979 MB LOW 100 NM
E OF ST MATTHEW ISLAND WEAKENS TO 988 MB AS IT MOVES TO 370 NM W
OF ST MATTHEW ISLAND FRI MORNING. A 976 MB NORTH PACIFIC LOW THIS
MORNING MOVES TO 230 NM S OF SHEMYA AT 963MB THU MORNING THEN TO
80 NM SE OF ADAK AT 968MB BY FRI MORNING. A 960 MB NORTH PACIFIC
LOW MOVES INTO THE GULF THU AFTERNOON.


$$

PKZ150-180145-
SOUTH OF THE AK PENINSULA SITKINAK TO CASTLE CAPE-
402 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...

.TODAY...E WIND INCREASING TO 30 KT. SEAS 11 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NE WIND 35 KT. GUSTS TO 45 KT DEVELOPING OUT OF
SHELIKOF STRAIT. SEAS 18 FT. RAIN.
.THU...NE WIND 35 KT DIMINISHING TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS TO 45
KT OUT OF SHELIKOF STRAIT. SEAS 18 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.FRI...E WIND 15 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.SAT...NW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.SUN...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 12 FT.

$$

PKZ155-180145-
SOUTH OF THE AK PENINSULA CASTLE CAPE TO CAPE SARICHEF-
402 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH TONIGHT...

.TODAY...E WIND INCREASING TO 35 KT. SEAS 14 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WIND 35 KT. SEAS 16 FT. RAIN.
.THU...NW WIND 30 KT DIMINISHING TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
15 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...VARIABLE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.FRI...VARIABLE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.SAT...NW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.SUN...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 12 FT.

$$

PKZ160-180145-
BRISTOL BAY-
402 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH THURSDAY...

.TODAY...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. AREAS OF FOG.
.TONIGHT...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.THU...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT. SNOW AND RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.FRI...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.SAT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SUN...NW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

$$

PKZ165-180145-
PORT HEIDEN TO CAPE SARICHEF-
402 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT...

.TODAY...E WIND 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.THU...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.FRI...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.SAT...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.SUN...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 11 FT.

$$

PKZ170-180145-
CAPE SARICHEF TO NIKOLSKI BERING SIDE-
402 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

.TODAY...NW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.THU...SW WIND 15 KT BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WIND 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.FRI...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.SAT...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.SUN...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 14 FT.

$$

PKZ171-180145-
UNALASKA BAY-
402 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

.TODAY...N WIND 10 KT BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.THU...W WIND 10 KT IN THE MORNING BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN
10 KT. SEAS 4 FT SUBSIDING TO 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...NW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT.

$$

PKZ172-180145-
CAPE SARICHEF TO NIKOLSKI PACIFIC SIDE-
402 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH THURSDAY...

.TODAY...N WIND INCREASING TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 12 FT.
RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 14 FT. RAIN.
.THU...W WIND 20 KT BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 14 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WIND 20 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.FRI...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.SAT...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.SUN...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 12 FT.

$$

PKZ173-180145-
NIKOLSKI TO SEGUAM ISLAND BERING SIDE-
402 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH THURSDAY...

.TODAY...W WIND INCREASING TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT. SNOW SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 11 FT. RAIN SHOWERS.
.THU...E WIND 25 KT. SEAS 9 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...E WIND 30 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.FRI...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 14 FT.

$$

PKZ174-180145-
NIKOLSKI TO SEGUAM ISLAND PACIFIC SIDE-
402 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH THURSDAY...

.TODAY...NW WIND INCREASING TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 13 FT.
SNOW SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...W WIND 25 KT BECOMING SW 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
14 FT.
.THU...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 12 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 14 FT.
.FRI...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 14 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 16 FT.

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PKZ175-180145-
SEGUAM ISLAND TO ADAK BERING SIDE-
402 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

...GALE WARNING THURSDAY...

.TODAY...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 13 FT. SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...W WIND 20 KT BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 12 FT.
RAIN SHOWERS.
.THU...E WIND 35 KT. SEAS 10 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...E WIND 35 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.FRI...NE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.SAT...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.SUN...W WIND 25 KT. SEAS 14 FT.

$$

PKZ176-180145-
SEGUAM ISLAND TO ADAK PACIFIC SIDE-
402 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

...GALE WARNING THURSDAY...

.TODAY...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 13 FT. RAIN SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...W WIND 20 KT BECOMING S 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 13
FT.
.THU...E WIND 35 KT. SEAS 13 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 14 FT.
.FRI...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 15 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...W WIND 30 KT. SEAS 15 FT.

$$

PKZ177-180145-
ADAK TO KISKA-
402 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...

.TODAY...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WIND 25 KT INCREASING TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
11 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.THU...E WIND 35 KT. SEAS 14 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 16 FT.
.FRI THROUGH SAT...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 16 FT.
.SUN...SW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 13 FT.

$$

PKZ178-180145-
KISKA TO ATTU-
402 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...

.TODAY...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WIND 30 KT INCREASING TO 40 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
13 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.THU...NE WIND 40 KT. SEAS 16 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...N WIND 30 KT. SEAS 16 FT.
.FRI THROUGH SAT...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 17 FT.
.SUN...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 15 FT.

$$

PKZ179-180145-
PRIBILOF ISLANDS NEAR SHORE WATERS-
402 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TODAY...

.TODAY...SW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.THU...VARIABLE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WIND 15 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.FRI THROUGH SAT...N WIND 20 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.SUN...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT.

$$

PKZ180-180145-
KUSKOKWIM DELTA AND ETOLIN STRAIT-
402 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH THURSDAY...

.TODAY...E WIND 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TONIGHT...E WIND 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.THU...E WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.FRI THROUGH SAT...N WIND 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.SUN...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

$$

PKZ181-180145-
NORTH AND WEST OF NUNIVAK ISLAND-
402 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SE WIND 25 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 8 FT. PATCHY FOG.
SNOW.
.TONIGHT...SE WIND 25 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 7 FT. PATCHY
FOG. FREEZING SPRAY ALONG THE ICE EDGE.
.THU...E WIND 20 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 5 FT. FREEZING
SPRAY...MAINLY ALONG THE ICE EDGE.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 4 FT.
.FRI THROUGH SUN...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 7 FT.

$$

PKZ185-180145-
SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND WATERS-
402 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

...GALE WARNING TODAY...

.TODAY...SE WIND 25 KT E OF SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND...N 35 KT W OF
SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND. SEAS 16 FT. SNOW SHOWERS. FREEZING SPRAY W
OF 176W.
.TONIGHT...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 12 FT. FREEZING SPRAY W OF 177W.
.THU...SE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...E WIND 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.FRI...NE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 11 FT.

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