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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
316 PM AKST Thu Dec 14 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.

PKZ197-151300-
316 PM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE NORTH GULF COAST+KODIAK ISLAND WATERS+
COOK INLET...
A 990 mb low over eastern Prince William Sound moves inland
this evening. A front moves into the western Gulf of Alaska
late tonight then move toward the North Gulf Coast through
Fri before stalling and forming into a closed 978 mb low
Fri night. This low will move inland Sat morning.

$$

PKZ119-151300-
Cape Suckling to Cape Cleare-
316 PM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

...STORM WARNING FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW wind 30 kt diminishing to 20 kt toward morning.
Seas 13 ft. Rain.
.FRI...S wind 20 kt becoming SE 35 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 12 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SE wind increasing to 50 kt. Seas 20 ft. Rain.
.SAT...SW wind 40 kt. Seas 18 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 17 ft.
.SUN...SE wind 15 kt. Seas 14 ft.
.MON...N wind 15 kt. Seas 11 ft.
.TUE...Variable wind 10 kt. Seas 4 ft.

$$

PKZ120-151300-
Cape Cleare to Gore Point-
316 PM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

...GALE WARNING FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...W wind 30 kt becoming SW 20 kt after midnight.
Seas 11 ft.
.FRI...S wind 20 kt becoming SE 35 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 10 ft building to 15 ft in the afternoon. Rain.
.FRI NIGHT...E wind 35 kt becoming SW 20 kt after midnight.
Seas 16 ft. Rain.
.SAT...SW wind 35 kt. Seas 16 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 16 ft.
.SUN...NW wind 15 kt. Seas 14 ft.
.MON...N wind 15 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.TUE...W wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.

$$

PKZ121-151300-
Resurrection Bay-
316 PM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N wind 25 kt diminishing to 10 kt after midnight.
Seas 4 ft subsiding to 2 ft after midnight.
.FRI...S wind increasing to 15 kt during the morning then
becoming Variable 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 ft. Rain.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 10 kt increasing to 15 kt after midnight.
Seas 3 ft.
.SAT...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.TUE...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ125-151300-
Prince William Sound-
316 PM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

...GALE WARNING FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...W wind 20 kt becoming SE 10 kt after midnight.
Gusts to 30 kt out of bays and passes in the evening.
Seas 4 ft subsiding to 2 ft after midnight. Rain.
.FRI...SE wind 15 kt becoming E 30 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 2 ft building to 7 ft in the afternoon. Rain.
.FRI NIGHT...E wind 40 kt. Seas 9 ft. Rain.
.SAT...SE wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ126-151300-
Port Valdez-
316 PM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TONIGHT...E wind 10 kt in the evening becoming variable
less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Rain.
.FRI...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Rain.
.FRI NIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming NE 10 kt
after midnight. Seas 2 ft. Rain and snow.
.SAT...E wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT AND SUN...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON THROUGH TUE...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ127-151300-
Valdez Narrows-
316 PM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TONIGHT...NE wind 15 kt diminishing to 10 kt after midnight.
Seas 3 ft. Rain.
.FRI...NE wind 10 kt increasing to 20 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 3 ft. Rain.
.FRI NIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft. Rain and snow.
.SAT...N wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON THROUGH TUE...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ128-151300-
Valdez Arm-
316 PM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TONIGHT...N wind 10 kt becoming variable late this evening.
Seas 2 ft. Rain.
.FRI...NE wind 10 kt increasing to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 3 ft. Rain.
.FRI NIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Rain.
.SAT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON THROUGH TUE...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ129-151300-
Passage Canal-
316 PM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...W wind 20 kt becoming Variable 10 kt after midnight.
Gusts to 30 kt near Whittier through early evening. Seas 3 ft.
.FRI...E wind 10 kt increasing to 25 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 2 ft building to 4 ft in the afternoon. Rain.
.FRI NIGHT...E wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft. Rain and snow.
.SAT...Variable wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN...Variable wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON...W wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE...Variable wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ130-151300-
West of Barren Islands including Kamishak Bay-
316 PM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

...GALE WARNING FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...W wind 20 kt becoming SE after midnight. Seas 6 ft.
.FRI...E wind 45 kt. Seas 16 ft. Rain and snow.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 20 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.SAT...W wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...Variable wind 10 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SUN THROUGH MON...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.TUE...E wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

PKZ131-151300-
Barren Islands East-
316 PM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

...GALE WARNING FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...W wind 25 kt becoming S 20 kt after midnight.
Seas 9 ft.
.FRI...SE wind 40 kt. Seas 16 ft. Rain.
.FRI NIGHT...Variable wind 15 kt becoming W 25 kt after midnight.
Seas 13 ft.
.SAT...W wind 35 kt. Seas 15 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 15 ft.
.SUN...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 13 ft.
.MON...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.TUE...SW wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.

$$

PKZ132-151300-
Marmot Island to Sitkinak-
316 PM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...SW wind 20 kt becoming SE 40 kt after midnight.
N of Dangerous Cape, S wind 20 kt. Seas 12 ft.
.FRI...SE wind 45 kt becoming SW 20 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 15 ft. Rain.
.FRI NIGHT...SW wind 15 kt increasing to 30 kt after midnight.
Seas 12 ft.
.SAT...SW wind 40 kt. Seas 17 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 19 ft.
.SUN...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 17 ft.
.MON...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 11 ft.
.TUE...SW wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.

$$

PKZ136-151300-
Chiniak Bay-
316 PM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

...GALE WARNING FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...SW wind 10 kt becoming SE 25 kt toward morning.
Seas 2 ft building to 5 ft toward morning.
.FRI...SE wind 35 kt becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 13 ft subsiding to 4 ft in the afternoon. Rain.
.FRI NIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming SW 15 kt
after midnight. Seas 2 ft.
.SAT...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN THROUGH MON...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.TUE...W wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ137-151300-
Marmot Bay-
316 PM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

...GALE WARNING FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...SW wind 10 kt becoming SE 20 kt after midnight.
Seas 2 ft building to 5 ft after midnight.
.FRI...SE wind 35 kt becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 15 ft subsiding to 5 ft in the afternoon. Rain and snow.
.FRI NIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming SW 10 kt
after midnight. Seas 2 ft.
.SAT...SW wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN...W wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.TUE...SW wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ138-151300-
Shelikof Strait-
316 PM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

...GALE WARNING FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...SW wind 15 kt becoming E 25 kt toward morning.
Seas 4 ft.
.FRI...E wind 35 kt becoming S 20 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 8 ft subsiding to 5 ft in the afternoon. Rain.
.FRI NIGHT...Variable wind 10 kt becoming SW 20 kt after
midnight. Seas 5 ft.
.SAT...SW wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW wind 15 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SUN THROUGH MON...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.TUE...S wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

PKZ139-151300-
Cook Inlet Kalgin Island to Point Bede-
316 PM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW wind 15 kt becoming Variable after midnight.
Seas 4 ft.
.FRI...NE wind increasing to 30 kt. Seas 4 ft building to 8 ft
in the afternoon. Snow and rain.
.FRI NIGHT...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 8 ft. Snow and rain.
.SAT...W wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W wind 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN THROUGH TUE...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

PKZ140-151300-
Cook Inlet North of Kalgin Island-
316 PM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW wind 10 kt becoming Variable after midnight.
Seas 2 ft. Patchy fog.
.FRI...NE wind 10 kt increasing to 25 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 2 ft building to 6 ft in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 25 kt. Seas 8 ft. Snow.
.SAT...NW wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN THROUGH TUE...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ141-151300-
Kachemak Bay-
316 PM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...SW wind 15 kt becoming SE 10 kt after midnight.
Seas 3 ft or less.
.FRI...E wind increasing to 30 kt. Seas building to 5 ft.
Rain and snow.
.FRI NIGHT...NE wind 15 kt becoming N 10 kt after midnight.
Seas 2 ft. Rain and snow showers.
.SAT...W wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN THROUGH MON...N wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$



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