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FZAK51 PAFC 151951 AAA
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Coastal Waters Forecast...UPDATED
National Weather Service Anchorage AK
1051 AM AKST Fri Dec 15 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.

PKZ197-160415-
1051 AM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE NORTH GULF COAST+KODIAK ISLAND WATERS+
COOK INLET...

A front in the Western Gulf moves into the Eastern Gulf by Sun
afternoon. A 982 mb low over Bristol Bay Sat night will move to 35 nm
east of Kodiak City at 989 mb Sun morning.

$$

PKZ119-160415-
Cape Suckling to Cape Cleare-
1051 AM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...STORM WARNING TONIGHT...

.TODAY...S wind 20 kt becoming SE 35 kt in the afternoon. Seas
12 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...SE wind 50 kt. Seas 21 ft. Rain.
.SAT...SW wind 30 kt. Seas 15 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 14 ft.
.SUN...E wind 20 kt. Seas 13 ft.
.MON...N wind 15 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.TUE...SW wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.

$$

PKZ120-160415-
Cape Cleare to Gore Point-
1051 AM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...GALE WARNING THROUGH TONIGHT...

.TODAY...S wind 15 kt becoming SE 35 kt by late morning. Seas
8 ft  building to 15 ft in the afternoon. Rain.
.TONIGHT...E wind 35 kt becoming SW 20 kt after midnight. Seas
18 ft subsiding to 12 ft after midnight. Rain.
.SAT...SW wind 30 kt. Seas 14 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 13 ft.
.SUN...N wind 15 kt. Seas 12 ft.
.MON...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.TUE...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.

$$

PKZ121-160415-
Resurrection Bay-
1051 AM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TODAY...S wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...N wind 10 kt increasing to 15 kt after midnight. Seas
3 ft. Rain.
.SAT...N wind 10 kt in the morning becoming variable less than
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 THROUGH TUE...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

PKZ125-160415-
Prince William Sound-
1051 AM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SE wind 15 kt becoming E 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas
3 ft  building to 7 ft in the afternoon. Rain.
.TONIGHT...E wind 40 kt. Seas 10 ft. Rain.
.SAT...SW wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Rain.
.SAT NIGHT...S wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE...E wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ126-160415-
Port Valdez-
1051 AM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TODAY...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Rain and snow.
.TONIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Rain and
snow.
.SAT...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Widespread rain
and snow showers.
.SAT NIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON THROUGH TUE...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ127-160415-
Valdez Narrows-
1051 AM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NE wind 10 kt increasing to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas
3 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft. Rain and snow.
.SAT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft. Widespread rain and snow
showers.
.SAT NIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON THROUGH TUE...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ128-160415-
Valdez Arm-
1051 AM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TODAY...Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming NE 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Rain.
.SAT...NE wind 15 kt diminishing to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas
3 ft. Rain.
.SAT NIGHT...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN THROUGH TUE...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ129-160415-
Passage Canal-
1051 AM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH TONIGHT...

.TODAY...E wind 10 kt increasing to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas
2 ft building to 4 ft in the afternoon. Rain and snow.
.TONIGHT...E wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft. Rain and snow.
.SAT...E wind 10 kt becoming W in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft. Rain
and snow.
.SAT NIGHT...W wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN...W wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON...W wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE...E wind 20 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ130-160415-
West of Barren Islands including Kamishak Bay-
1051 AM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...GALE WARNING TODAY...

.TODAY...SE wind increasing to 45 kt. Seas 4 ft building to 13 ft
in the afternoon. Rain and snow.
.TONIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SAT...W wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN THROUGH MON...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.TUE...S wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.

$$

PKZ131-160415-
Barren Islands East-
1051 AM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...GALE WARNING TODAY...

.TODAY...SE wind increasing to 40 kt. Seas 8 ft building to 15 ft
in the afternoon. Rain.
.TONIGHT...SW wind 15 kt becoming W 25 kt after midnight. Seas
13 ft.
.SAT...SW wind 30 kt. Seas 14 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 14 ft.
.SUN THROUGH MON...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 12 ft.
.TUE...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.

$$

PKZ132-160415-
Marmot Island to Sitkinak-
1051 AM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...GALE WARNING TODAY...

.TODAY...SE wind 45 kt becoming W 20 kt in the afternoon. N of
Dangerous Cape, SE wind 40 kt. Seas 14 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...W wind 15 kt becoming SW 30 kt after midnight. Seas
14 ft.
.SAT...SW wind 30 kt. Seas 16 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW wind 30 kt. Seas 18 ft.
.SUN...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 17 ft.
.MON...W wind 30 kt. Seas 12 ft.
.TUE...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 10 ft.

$$

PKZ136-160415-
Chiniak Bay-
1051 AM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...GALE WARNING TODAY...

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

$$

PKZ137-160415-
Marmot Bay-
1051 AM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...GALE WARNING TODAY...

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

$$

PKZ138-160415-
Shelikof Strait-
1051 AM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TODAY...

.TODAY...SE wind 30 kt becoming S 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas
8 ft subsiding to 4 ft in the afternoon. Rain.
.TONIGHT...Variable wind 10 kt becoming SW 20 kt after midnight.
Seas 5 ft.
.SAT...SW wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN THROUGH MON...W wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.TUE...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.

$$

PKZ139-160415-
Cook Inlet Kalgin Island to Point Bede-
1051 AM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NE wind increasing to 30 kt. Seas 3 ft building to 8 ft
in  the afternoon. Snow and rain.
.TONIGHT...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft. Snow with rain.
.SAT...Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming SW 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN THROUGH TUE...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

PKZ140-160415-
Cook Inlet North of Kalgin Island-
1051 AM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.TONIGHT...N wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft. Snow.
.SAT...N wind 10 kt in the morning becoming variable less than
10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN THROUGH TUE...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ141-160415-
Kachemak Bay-
1051 AM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TODAY...

.TODAY...E wind 15 kt increasing to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas
building to 5 ft. Rain with snow.
.TONIGHT...NE wind 15 kt becoming N 10 kt after midnight. Seas
2 ft. Rain.
.SAT...W wind 10 kt becoming SW 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas
3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON...NW wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE...S wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$



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