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CWFAER

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage AK
123 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 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.

PKZ197-232315-
123 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE NORTH GULF COAST+KODIAK ISLAND WATERS+
COOK INLET...
A 1006 mb low 105 nm southeast of Valdez this afternoon moves
ashore near Yakutat tonight. A ridge of high pressure then builds
across the central Gulf for Friday afternoon. An Aleutian low
moves to 50 nm southeast of Yakutat Saturday afternoon while
strengthening to 986 mb.

$$

PKZ119-232315-
Cape Suckling to Cape Cleare-
123 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW wind 40 kt. Seas 14 ft.
.FRI...NW wind 40 kt diminishing to 30 kt in the afternoon.  Seas
14 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW wind 20 kt becoming SE 15 kt after midnight.
Seas 8 ft. Snow.
.SAT...N wind 30 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 14 ft.
.SUN...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 11 ft.
.MON...SW wind 20 kt. Seas 11 ft.
.TUE...NW wind 15 kt. Seas 11 ft.

$$

PKZ120-232315-
Cape Cleare to Gore Point-
123 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...W wind 40 kt. Seas 14 ft.
.FRI...NW wind 35 kt diminishing to 25 kt in the afternoon.  Seas
13 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW wind 15 kt becoming E after midnight.  Seas 6 ft.
Snow.
.SAT...NW wind 35 kt. Seas 13 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 14 ft.
.SUN...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 11 ft.
.MON...W wind 25 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.TUE...W wind 20 kt. Seas 10 ft.

$$

PKZ121-232315-
Resurrection Bay-
123 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...N wind 25 kt. Gusts to 35 kt. Seas 7 ft. Freezing
spray after midnight.
.FRI...N wind 25 kt . Seas 7 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 15 kt diminishing to 10 kt after midnight.
Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray. Snow.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON...Variable wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE...N wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ125-232315-
Prince William Sound-
123 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW wind 40 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.FRI...NW wind 35 kt diminishing to 25 kt in the afternoon.  Seas
7 ft subsiding to 4 ft in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SAT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN...NW wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ126-232315-
Port Valdez-
123 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

.TONIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI...E wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...NE wind 15 kt diminishing to 10 kt after midnight.
Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray. Snow.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON THROUGH TUE...E wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ127-232315-
Valdez Narrows-
123 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI...NE wind 30 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 30 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray. Snow.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON THROUGH TUE...N wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

PKZ128-232315-
Valdez Arm-
123 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray. Snow.
.SAT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN...N wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.MON THROUGH TUE...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ129-232315-
Passage Canal-
123 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...W wind 25 kt. Gusts to 35 kt near Whittier. Seas 5 ft.
Freezing spray.
.FRI...W wind 25 kt. Gusts to 35 kt near Whittier in the morning. Seas
5 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...Variable wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Snow.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...W wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SUN...W wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON...Variable wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ130-232315-
West of Barren Islands including Kamishak Bay-
123 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...W wind 45 kt. Seas 18 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI...W wind 35 kt becoming NW 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas
11 ft subsiding to 6 ft in the afternoon. Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...E wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Freezing spray. Widespread
snow showers.
.SAT...W wind 40 kt. Seas 15 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W wind 35 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.SUN...NW wind 35 kt. Seas 11 ft.
.MON...W wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.TUE...W wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

PKZ131-232315-
Barren Islands East-
123 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW wind 45 kt. Seas 16 ft.
.FRI...NW wind 40 kt becoming W 30 kt in the afternoon.  Seas
15 ft subsiding to 10 ft in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...S wind 15 kt becoming W 30 kt after midnight.  Seas
6 ft. Snow and rain.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...NW wind 40 kt. Seas 15 ft.
.SUN...W wind 40 kt. Seas 17 ft.
.MON...W wind 25 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.TUE...W wind 20 kt. Seas 10 ft.

$$

PKZ132-232315-
Marmot Island to Sitkinak-
123 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

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

.TONIGHT...W wind 35 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.FRI...W wind 25 kt. Seas 9 ft. Rain.
.FRI NIGHT...W wind 35 kt. Seas 12 ft. Rain.
.SAT...W wind 35 kt. Seas 15 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W wind 40 kt. Seas 17 ft.
.SUN...W wind 40 kt. Seas 16 ft.
.MON...W wind 25 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.TUE...W wind 20 kt. Seas 9 ft.

$$

PKZ136-232315-
Chiniak Bay-
123 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

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

.TONIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.FRI...W wind 15 kt becoming SW 10 kt in the afternoon.  Seas
2 ft. Rain and snow.
.FRI NIGHT...S wind 15 kt becoming W 25 kt after midnight.  Seas
3 ft. Rain.
.SAT...W wind 30 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SUN...W wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.MON...W wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.TUE...W wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ137-232315-
Marmot Bay-
123 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

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

.TONIGHT...W wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.FRI...W wind 20 kt becoming SW 10 kt in the afternoon.  Seas
3 ft. Snow.
.FRI NIGHT...S wind 15 kt becoming W 25 kt after midnight.  Seas
3 ft building to 6 ft after midnight. Snow and rain.
.SAT...W wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.SUN...W wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.MON...W wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.TUE...W wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

PKZ138-232315-
Shelikof Strait-
123 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

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

.TONIGHT...W wind 30 kt. Gusts to 45 kt out of passes. Seas 9 ft.
.FRI...W wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...S wind 15 kt becoming W 30 kt after midnight.  Seas
3 ft building to 10 ft after midnight. Snow and rain.
.SAT...W wind 30 kt. Seas 11 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.SUN...W wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.MON...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.TUE...W wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

PKZ139-232315-
Cook Inlet Kalgin Island to Point Bede-
123 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...W wind 35 kt. Seas in ice free waters 11 ft.  Freezing
spray.
.FRI...W wind 25 kt becoming N 15 kt in the afternoon.  Seas in
ice free waters 6 ft subsiding to 3 ft in the afternoon.
Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas in ice free waters 6 ft.
Freezing spray. Widespread snow showers.
.SAT...W wind 30 kt. Seas in ice free waters 8 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W wind 25 kt. Seas in ice free waters 5 ft.
.SUN...NW wind 25 kt. Seas in ice free waters 5 ft.
.MON...SW wind 20 kt. Seas in ice free waters 5 ft.
.TUE...W wind 10 kt. Seas in ice free waters 3 ft.

$$

PKZ140-232315-
Cook Inlet North of Kalgin Island-
123 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

.TONIGHT...W wind 15 kt. Areas of freezing fog.
.FRI...W wind 10 kt becoming NE in the afternoon. Areas of
freezing fog.
.FRI NIGHT...NE wind 15 kt becoming N 10 kt after midnight.
Snow.
.SAT...Variable wind less than 10 kt.
.SAT NIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt.
.SUN...Variable wind less than 10 kt.
.MON...W wind 15 kt.
.TUE...Variable wind less than 10 kt.

$$

PKZ141-232315-
Kachemak Bay-
123 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...W wind 30 kt. Seas 10 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI...NW wind 25 kt becoming N 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 6 ft
subsiding to 2 ft in the afternoon. Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Widespread snow showers.
.SAT...W wind 35 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.SUN...NW wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.MON...SW wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.TUE...W wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$


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