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FZAK51 PAFC 291609 AAA
CWFAER

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
809 AM AKDT WED MAR 29 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.

PKZ197-300315-
809 AM AKDT WED MAR 29 2017
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE NORTH GULF COAST+KODIAK ISLAND WATERS+
COOK INLET...

A 997 MB LOW 25 NM SOUTH OF WHITTIER MOVES INLAND WED AFTERNOON.
A TROUGH EXTENDS OVER THE NORTH GULF COAST AND WESTERN GULF OF
ALASKA THROUGH THU MORNING. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER SOUTHEASTERN
ALASKA THROUGH THU AFTERNOON. A FRONT ENTERS THE WESTERN GULF
MIDDAY THU AND MOVES TO THE NORTH GULF COAST BY FRI MORNING.

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PKZ119-300315-
CAPE SUCKLING TO CAPE CLEARE-
809 AM AKDT WED MAR 29 2017

...GALE WARNING THURSDAY...

.TODAY...SW WIND 20 KT. N OF MIDDLETON ISLAND...SE WIND 25 KT
BECOMING SW 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 8 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.THU...SE WIND 25 KT BECOMING E 40 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 FT
BUILDING TO 12 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...SE WIND 50 KT. SEAS 18 FT.
.FRI...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 15 FT.
.SAT...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 15 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 14 FT.

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PKZ120-300315-
CAPE CLEARE TO GORE POINT-
809 AM AKDT WED MAR 29 2017

...GALE WARNING THURSDAY...

.TODAY...W WIND INCREASING TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT BUILDING TO 8 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.THU...E WIND 30 KT INCREASING TO 45 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
7 FT BUILDING TO 14 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...E WIND 45 KT. SEAS 17 FT.
.FRI...SE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 14 FT.
.SAT...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 14 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 11 FT.

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PKZ121-300315-
RESURRECTION BAY-
809 AM AKDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TODAY...

.TODAY...N WIND 25 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 4 FT SUBSIDING TO 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT BECOMING S 10 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FT.
.THU...S WIND 10 KT BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT.
HIGHER  WINDS AND SEAS S OF CAINES HEAD. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT THROUGH FRI...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...S WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

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PKZ125-300315-
PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-
809 AM AKDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TODAY AND THURSDAY...

.TODAY...SE WIND 25 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 5 FT SUBSIDING TO 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN AND SNOW.
.TONIGHT...S WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.THU...E WIND 20 KT INCREASING TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
4 FT BUILDING TO 7 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...E WIND 35 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.FRI...E WIND 30 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...SE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

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PKZ126-300315-
PORT VALDEZ-
809 AM AKDT WED MAR 29 2017

.TODAY...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. SNOW AND RAIN.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT BECOMING E 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FT.
.THU...E WIND 10 KT IN THE MORNING BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN
10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT THROUGH FRI...E WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...E WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

$$

PKZ127-300315-
VALDEZ NARROWS-
809 AM AKDT WED MAR 29 2017

.TODAY...NE WIND 15 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 FT. SNOW AND RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NE WIND 10 KT INCREASING TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 FT. SNOW.
.THU...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT THROUGH FRI...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...N WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

$$

PKZ128-300315-
VALDEZ ARM-
809 AM AKDT WED MAR 29 2017

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

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PKZ129-300315-
PASSAGE CANAL-
809 AM AKDT WED MAR 29 2017

.TODAY...E WIND 10 KT IN THE MORNING BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN
10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. SNOW.
.TONIGHT...E WIND 10 KT INCREASING TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 FT. SNOW.
.THU...E WIND 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT. SNOW AND RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...E WIND 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI...E WIND 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...E WIND 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN...E WIND 20 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

$$

PKZ130-300315-
WEST OF BARREN ISLANDS INCLUDING KAMISHAK BAY-
809 AM AKDT WED MAR 29 2017

...GALE WARNING TODAY AND THURSDAY...

.TODAY...W WIND 35 KT DIMINISHING TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
10 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...W WIND 20 KT BECOMING E 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
6 FT.
.THU...E WIND 30 KT BECOMING NE 45 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
13 FT. SNOW AND RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 50 KT. SEAS 15 FT.
.FRI...E WIND 35 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.SAT...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT.

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PKZ131-300315-
BARREN ISLANDS EAST-
809 AM AKDT WED MAR 29 2017

...STORM WARNING THURSDAY...

.TODAY...W WIND 30 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.THU...E WIND 35 KT INCREASING TO 50 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
9 FT BUILDING TO 17 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...SE WIND 45 KT. SEAS 16 FT.
.FRI...SE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 14 FT.
.SAT...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 11 FT.

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PKZ132-300315-
MARMOT ISLAND TO SITKINAK-
809 AM AKDT WED MAR 29 2017

...GALE WARNING THURSDAY...

.TODAY...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WIND 15 KT BECOMING SE 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
7 FT. SNOW.
.THU...E WIND 45 KT. SEAS 16 FT. RAIN WITH SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...SE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 15 FT.
.FRI...S WIND 25 KT. SEAS 18 FT.
.SAT...SW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 16 FT.
.SUN...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 14 FT.

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PKZ136-300315-
CHINIAK BAY-
809 AM AKDT WED MAR 29 2017

...GALE WARNING THURSDAY...

.TODAY...NW WIND 10 KT IN THE MORNING BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN
10 KT. SEAS 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT BECOMING SE 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 FT. SNOW.
.THU...E WIND 30 KT INCREASING TO 40 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
7 FT BUILDING TO 14 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...SE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.FRI...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.SAT...SW WIND 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...S WIND 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

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PKZ137-300315-
MARMOT BAY-
809 AM AKDT WED MAR 29 2017

...GALE WARNING THURSDAY...

.TODAY...W WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT BECOMING SE 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 FT.
.THU...E WIND 30 KT INCREASING TO 40 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
12 FT BUILDING TO 16 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...E WIND 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.FRI...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.SAT...SW WIND 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

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PKZ138-300315-
SHELIKOF STRAIT-
809 AM AKDT WED MAR 29 2017

...GALE WARNING THURSDAY...

.TODAY...W WIND 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WIND 10 KT BECOMING NE 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 2 FT BUILDING TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NE WIND 45 KT. SEAS 15 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 40 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.FRI...E WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.SAT...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

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PKZ139-300315-
COOK INLET KALGIN ISLAND TO POINT BEDE-
809 AM AKDT WED MAR 29 2017

...GALE WARNING THURSDAY...

.TODAY...W WIND 15 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WIND 15 KT BECOMING SE 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
IN ICE FREE WATERS 3 FT.
.THU...NE WIND 25 KT INCREASING TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
IN ICE FREE WATERS 6 FT BUILDING TO 10 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 45 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 12 FT.
.FRI...NE WIND 35 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 8 FT.
.SAT...E WIND 10 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 3 FT.
.SUN...E WIND 15 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 4 FT.

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PKZ140-300315-
COOK INLET NORTH OF KALGIN ISLAND-
809 AM AKDT WED MAR 29 2017

...BRISK WIND ADVISORY THURSDAY...

.TODAY...SW WIND 10 KT INCREASING TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WIND 15 KT BECOMING SE 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NE WIND 15 KT INCREASING TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WIND 35 KT.
.FRI...NE WIND 25 KT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...E WIND 10 KT.

$$

PKZ141-300315-
KACHEMAK BAY-
809 AM AKDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THURSDAY...

.TODAY...SW WIND 10 KT INCREASING TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
3 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.THU...E WIND 20 KT INCREASING TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
3 FT BUILDING TO 5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.FRI...E WIND 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

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