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FZAK51 PAFC 171255
CWFAER

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
355 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

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.

PKZ197-180100-
355 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE NORTH GULF COAST+KODIAK ISLAND WATERS+
COOK INLET...
A 995 MB LOW NEAR HOMER WILL SLOWLY WEAKEN AND MOVE INLAND THIS
AFTERNOON. A 960 MB NORTH PACIFIC LOW AND ASSOCIATED FRONT WILL
MOVE INTO THE SOUTHERN GULF THIS AFTERNOON...AND THE FRONT WILL
THEN SLOWLY MOVE NORTH TOWARD THE CENTRAL GULF BY THU EVENING. A
976 MB LOW NEAR 220 NM SOUTHWEST OF SITKA WILL MOVE TO 130 NM EAST
OF KODIAK CITY AT 970 MB THU NIGHT.

$$

PKZ119-180100-
CAPE SUCKLING TO CAPE CLEARE
355 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...

.TODAY...S WIND 15 KT...EXCEPT SE 25 KT ALONG THE COAST. SEAS 9 FT.
RAIN.
.TONIGHT...E WIND 25 KT INCREASING TO 40 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 9 FT
BUILDING TO 15 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.THU...E WIND 40 KT. SEAS 19 FT. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...E WIND 35 KT. SEAS 22 FT.
.FRI...E WIND 35 KT. SEAS 20 FT.
.SAT...E WIND 25 KT. SEAS 17 FT.
.SUN...S WIND 15 KT. SEAS 11 FT.

$$

PKZ120-180100-
CAPE CLEARE TO GORE POINT
355 AM AST WED DEC 17 2014

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...

.TODAY...E WIND 15 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WIND 25 KT INCREASING TO 40 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
8 FT BUILDING TO 14 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.THU...NE WIND 45 KT. SEAS 20 FT. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 35 KT. SEAS 21 FT.
.FRI...E WIND 30 KT. SEAS 17 FT.
.SAT...E WIND 20 KT. SEAS 16 FT.
.SUN...S WIND 15 KT. SEAS 9 FT.

$$

PKZ121-180100-
RESURRECTION BAY
355 AM AST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THURSDAY...

.TODAY...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT BECOMING N 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT. HIGHER SEAS S OF CAINES HEAD.
.TONIGHT...N WIND 10 KT INCREASING TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 FT BUILDING TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. HIGHER WINDS AND SEAS S
OF CAINES HEAD. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. HIGHER SEAS S OF CAINES HEAD.
.THU NIGHT...N WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.FRI...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...N WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN...N WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

$$

PKZ125-180100-
PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND
355 AM AST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TODAY...

.TODAY...SE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT SUBSIDING TO 4 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...E WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT. RAIN.
.THU...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.FRI...E WIND 30 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.SAT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...E WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

$$

PKZ126-180100-
PORT VALDEZ
355 AM AST WED DEC 17 2014

.TODAY...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.TONIGHT...NE WIND 10 KT INCREASING TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 FT. SNOW AND RAIN.
.THU...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.FRI...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN...E WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

$$

PKZ127-180100-
VALDEZ NARROWS
355 AM AST WED DEC 17 2014

...GALE WARNING THURSDAY...

.TODAY...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 3 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...N WIND 35 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WIND 35 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.FRI...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ128-180100-
VALDEZ ARM
355 AM AST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THURSDAY...

.TODAY...VARIABLE WIND 15 KT . SEAS 3 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.FRI...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

$$

PKZ129-180100-
PASSAGE CANAL
355 AM AST WED DEC 17 2014

.TODAY...E WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.TONIGHT...E WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...E WIND 10 KT IN THE MORNING BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN
10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI...E WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT...E WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN...E WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

$$

PKZ130-180100-
WEST OF BARREN ISLANDS INCLUDING KAMISHAK BAY
355 AM AST WED DEC 17 2014

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...

.TODAY...NW WIND 15 KT BECOMING E 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WIND 25 KT INCREASING TO 45 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
10 FT BUILDING TO 16 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NE WIND 45 KT. SEAS 16 FT. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 40 KT. SEAS 15 FT.
.FRI...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.SAT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.SUN...NW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

$$

PKZ131-180100-
BARREN ISLANDS EAST
355 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...

.TODAY...NW WIND 15 KT BECOMING E 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WIND 30 KT INCREASING TO 40 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
8 FT BUILDING TO 13 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.THU...E WIND 40 KT. SEAS 20 FT. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 35 KT. SEAS 22 FT.
.FRI...E WIND 25 KT. SEAS 16 FT.
.SAT...E WIND 20 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.SUN...W WIND 15 KT. SEAS 10 FT.

$$

PKZ132-180100-
MARMOT ISLAND TO SITKINAK
355 AM AST WED DEC 17 2014

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...

.TODAY...E WIND 15 KT INCREASING TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
8 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WIND 40 KT. SEAS 15 FT. RAIN.
.THU...NE WIND 35 KT. SEAS 18 FT. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 19 FT.
.FRI...E WIND 20 KT. SEAS 14 FT.
.SAT...VARIABLE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.SUN...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 11 FT.

$$

PKZ136-180100-
CHINIAK BAY
355 AM AST WED DEC 17 2014

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...

.TODAY...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT BECOMING E 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WIND 25 KT INCREASING TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
10 FT. RAIN.
.THU...NE WIND 35 KT. SEAS 12 FT. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.FRI...E WIND 15 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.SAT...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SUN...W WIND 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ137-180100-
MARMOT BAY
355 AM AST WED DEC 17 2014

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...

.TODAY...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT BECOMING E 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WIND 25 KT INCREASING TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
10 FT. RAIN.
.THU...NE WIND 35 KT. SEAS 12 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.FRI...E WIND 20 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.SAT...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SUN...W WIND 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ138-180100-
SHELIKOF STRAIT
355 AM AST WED DEC 17 2014

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...

.TODAY...NE WIND 15 KT INCREASING TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
3 FT BUILDING TO 7 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WIND 40 KT. SEAS 12 FT. RAIN.
.THU...NE WIND 40 KT. SEAS 17 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 35 KT. SEAS 14 FT.
.FRI...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.SAT...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SUN...NW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ139-180100-
COOK INLET KALGIN ISLAND TO POINT BEDE
355 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...

.TODAY...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WIND 25 KT INCREASING TO 40 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
9 FT BUILDING TO 14 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NE WIND 45 KT. SEAS 16 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WIND 35 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.FRI...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.SAT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.SUN...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ140-180100-
COOK INLET NORTH OF KALGIN ISLAND
355 AM AST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...

.TODAY...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WIND 15 KT INCREASING TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
6 FT.
.THU...N WIND 30 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WIND 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.FRI...N WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.SAT...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...N WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

$$

PKZ141-180100-
KACHEMAK BAY
355 AM AST WED DEC 17 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...

.TODAY...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT BECOMING E 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WIND 15 KT INCREASING TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING. SEAS 3 FT
BUILDING TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SAT...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

$$








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