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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
327 PM AKST Fri Jan 19 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-

.TONIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Gusts to 40 kt out of the Copper River
Delta after midnight. Seas 5 ft.
.SAT...NE wind 15 kt. Gusts to 40 kt out of the Copper River Delta.
Seas 7 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N wind 15 kt. Gusts to 45 kt out of the Copper River
Delta. Seas 7 ft.
.SUN...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.

Cape Cleare to Gore Point-

.TONIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SAT...N wind 15 kt. Gusts to 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Gusts to 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Freezing
spray.
.SUN...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.

Resurrection Bay-

.TONIGHT...N wind 10 kt increasing to 15 kt after midnight. Seas
3 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT...N wind 20 kt. Gusts to 30 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...N wind 20 kt. Gusts to 30 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing
spray.
.SUN...N wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.

Prince William Sound-

.TONIGHT...N wind 10 kt increasing to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts to
25 kt out of bays and passes after midnight. Seas 2 ft.
.SAT...N wind 15 kt. Gusts to 25 kt out of bays and passes. Seas 3
ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N wind 15 kt. Gusts to 25 kt out of bays and passes.
Seas 3 ft.
.SUN...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

Port Valdez-

.TONIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.SUN...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.

Valdez Narrows-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N wind 30 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT...N wind 30 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...N wind 30 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.SUN...N wind 30 kt. Seas 4 ft.

Valdez Arm-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SAT...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft. Freezing spray.
.SUN...NE wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.

Passage Canal-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...W wind 10 kt increasing to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts to
25 kt near Whittier after midnight. Seas 2 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT...W wind 25 kt. Gusts to 40 kt near Whittier. Seas 4 ft.
Freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...W wind 25 kt. Gusts to 40 kt near Whittier. Seas 4 ft.
Freezing spray.
.SUN...W wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.

West of Barren Islands including Kamishak Bay-

...GALE WARNING SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 5 ft building to 9 ft after
midnight. Freezing spray.
.SAT...NW wind 35 kt. Seas 10 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...NW wind 40 kt. Seas 10 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SUN...NW wind 40 kt. Seas 10 ft.

Barren Islands East-

...GALE WARNING SATURDAY NIGHT...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT...N wind 30 kt. Seas 8 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...NW wind 35 kt. Seas 8 ft. Heavy Freezing spray towards
the Barren Islands.
.SUN...N wind 35 kt. Seas 9 ft.

Marmot Island to Sitkinak-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft building to 10 ft after
midnight.
.SAT...N wind 25 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N wind 15 kt except N 30 kt N of Dangerous Cape. Seas
8 ft. Freezing spray.
.SUN...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 9 ft.

Chiniak Bay-

.TONIGHT...N wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SAT...NW wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
.SUN...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.

Marmot Bay-

.TONIGHT...N wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SAT...NW wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
.SUN...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.

Shelikof Strait-

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

.TONIGHT...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Gusts to 40 kt out of bays and passes.
Seas 7 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SUN...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft.

Cook Inlet Kalgin Island to Point Bede-

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Heavy Freezing spray.
.SUN...N wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.

Cook Inlet North of Kalgin Island-

.TONIGHT...N wind 10 kt in the evening becoming variable less than
10 kt. Seas in ice free waters 2 ft. Patchy freezing fog.
.SAT...Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming NE 10 kt in the
afternoon. Seas in ice free waters 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE wind 10 kt. Seas in ice free waters 2 ft.
.SUN...NE wind 10 kt. Seas in ice free waters 3 ft.

Kachemak Bay-

.TONIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SAT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...N wind 20 kt. Seas 2 ft. Freezing spray.
.SUN...N wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.

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