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Coastal Waters Forecast...UPDATED
National Weather Service Anchorage AK
352 PM AKST Tue Jan 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.

Cape Suckling to Cape Cleare-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Gusts to 40 kt out of the Copper River
Delta. Seas 6 ft.
.WED...NW wind 25 kt. Gusts to 40 kt out of the Copper River
Delta.  Seas 6 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N wind 25 kt. Gusts to 45 kt out of the Copper River
Delta. Seas 6 ft. Freezing spray N of Middleton Island.
.THU...N wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.

Cape Cleare to Gore Point-

...GALE WARNING WEDNESDAY...

.TONIGHT...N wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft. Freezing spray.
.WED...N wind 35 kt. Seas 9 ft. Freezing spray in the morning.
.WED NIGHT...N wind 30 kt. Seas 10 ft. Freezing spray.
.THU...N wind 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.

Resurrection Bay-

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

.TONIGHT...N wind 25 kt. Gusts to 35 kt near Seward. Seas 5 ft.
Heavy freezing spray after midnight.
.WED...N wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.WED NIGHT...N wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.THU...N wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.

Prince William Sound-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N wind 20 kt becoming NW 30 kt after midnight.  Seas
4 ft.
.WED...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft. Freezing spray.
.WED NIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft. Freezing spray.
.THU...N wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.

Port Valdez-

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
.WED...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.WED NIGHT...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.THU...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.

Valdez Narrows-

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

.TONIGHT...N wind 30 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
.WED...N wind 35 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.WED NIGHT...N wind 35 kt. Seas 4 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.THU...N wind 35 kt. Seas 4 ft.

Valdez Arm-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Freezing spray.
.WED...NE wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft. Freezing spray.
.WED NIGHT...NE wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft. Freezing spray.
.THU...NE wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.

Passage Canal-

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...W wind 15 kt increasing to 30 kt after midnight. Gusts
to 35 kt near Whittier. Seas 2 ft building to 5 ft after
midnight.  Freezing spray.
.WED...W wind 30 kt. Gusts to 45 kt near Whittier. Seas 5 ft.
Heavy freezing spray.
.WED NIGHT...W wind 30 kt. Gusts to 45 kt near Whittier. Seas
5 ft.  Heavy freezing spray.
.THU...W wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.

West of Barren Islands including Kamishak Bay-

...STORM WARNING WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW wind 40 kt. Seas 13 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.WED...NW wind 40 kt. Seas 14 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.WED NIGHT...NW wind 45 kt increasing to 55 kt after midnight.
Seas 14 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.THU...NW wind 50 kt. Seas 17 ft.

Barren Islands East-

...GALE WARNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW wind 40 kt. Seas 18 ft. Heavy freezing spray near
the Barren Islands.
.WED...NW wind 40 kt. Seas 19 ft. Heavy freezing spray near  the
Barren Islands.
.WED NIGHT...NW wind 45 kt. Seas 18 ft. Heavy Freezing spray.
.THU...NW wind 40 kt. Seas 16 ft.

Marmot Island to Sitkinak-

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

.TONIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 11 ft. Freezing spray.
.WED...NW wind 35 kt. Seas 11 ft. Freezing spray.
.WED NIGHT...NW wind 35 kt. Seas 12 ft. Heavy freezing spray N of
Dangerous Cape after midnight.
.THU...NW wind 40 kt. Seas 12 ft.

Chiniak Bay-

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

.TONIGHT...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
.WED...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.WED NIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 5 ft. Heavy freezing spray after
midnight.
.THU...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.

Marmot Bay-

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
.WED...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
.WED NIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 4 ft. Heavy freezing spray after
midnight.
.THU...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 5 ft.

Shelikof Strait-

...GALE WARNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW wind 35 kt. Gusts to 50 kt. Seas 7 ft. Heavy
freezing spray.
.WED...NW wind 35 kt. Gusts to 50 kt. Seas 8 ft. Heavy freezing
spray.
.WED NIGHT...NW wind 35 kt. Seas 8 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.THU...NW wind 35 kt. Seas 11 ft.

Cook Inlet Kalgin Island to Point Bede-

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.WED...N wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.WED NIGHT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.THU...N wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.

Cook Inlet North of Kalgin Island-

.TONIGHT...NE wind 10 kt. Seas in ice free waters 2 ft.
.WED...E wind 10 kt. Seas in ice free waters 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E wind 10 kt. Seas in ice free waters 2 ft.
.THU...N wind 15 kt. Seas in ice free waters 2 ft.

Kachemak Bay-

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N wind 20 kt. Seas 2 ft. Freezing spray.
.WED...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
.WED NIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft. Heavy freezing spray after
midnight.
.THU...N wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.

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