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CWFAER

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
315 AM AKST Thu Dec 14 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.

PKZ197-150115-
315 AM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE NORTH GULF COAST+KODIAK ISLAND WATERS+
COOK INLET...

A 993 mb low 140 nm southeast of Middleton Island moves inland
Thu afternoon. A 997 mb low 270 nm south of King Salmon moves to
100 nm west of Sitka at 1010 mb by Fri morning then moves inland
by Sat morning. A front in the western Gulf moves to the eastern
Gulf by Sat morning.

$$

PKZ119-150115-
Cape Suckling to Cape Cleare-
315 AM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

...GALE WARNING TODAY AND FRIDAY...

.TODAY...E wind 35 kt becoming SW in the afternoon. Seas 13 ft.
Rain.
.TONIGHT...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 12 ft.
.FRI...SE wind 20 kt increasing to 35 kt in the afternoon. Seas
12 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SE wind 55 kt. Seas 20 ft.
.SAT...SW wind 40 kt. Seas 21 ft.
.SUN...E wind 20 kt. Seas 17 ft.
.MON...N wind 15 kt. Seas 11 ft.

$$

PKZ120-150115-
Cape Cleare to Gore Point-
315 AM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

...GALE WARNING FRIDAY...

.TODAY...NW wind 15 kt becoming W 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 11
ft.
.TONIGHT...W wind 25 kt. Seas 11 ft.
.FRI...SE wind 35 kt. Seas 10 ft building to 15 ft in the
afternoon. Rain.
.FRI NIGHT...E wind 40 kt. Seas 17 ft.
.SAT...SW wind 35 kt. Seas 16 ft.
.SUN...NW wind 15 kt. Seas 15 ft.
.MON...N wind 15 kt. Seas 9 ft.

$$

PKZ121-150115-
Resurrection Bay-
315 AM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TODAY...N wind 10 kt increasing to 20 kt by late morning. Seas 2 ft
building to 4 ft in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...N wind 15 kt diminishing to 10 kt after midnight. Seas
3 ft.
.FRI...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Rain.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

PKZ125-150115-
Prince William Sound-
315 AM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FRIDAY...

.TODAY...NW wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...W wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.FRI...E wind 15 kt increasing to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 ft
building to 7 ft in the afternoon. Rain.
.FRI NIGHT...E wind 40 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.SAT...S wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.SUN...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ126-150115-
Port Valdez-
315 AM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TODAY...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Rain.
.FRI...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Snow and rain.
.FRI NIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SAT...E wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ127-150115-
Valdez Narrows-
315 AM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TODAY...

.TODAY...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Rain.
.FRI...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft. Rain and snow.
.FRI NIGHT...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SAT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ128-150115-
Valdez Arm-
315 AM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TODAY...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Rain.
.FRI...NE wind 10 kt increasing to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas
3 ft. Rain and snow.
.FRI NIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SAT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SUN THROUGH MON...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ129-150115-
Passage Canal-
315 AM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TODAY...W wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...W wind 10 kt in the evening becoming variable less than
10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Rain showers.
.FRI...E wind 10 kt increasing to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3
ft. Rain with snow.
.FRI NIGHT...E wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SAT...W wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN...Variable wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON...W wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ130-150115-
West of Barren Islands including Kamishak Bay-
315 AM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

...GALE WARNING FRIDAY...

.TODAY...W wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.TONIGHT...W wind 15 kt becoming SE 20 kt after midnight. Seas 5
ft.
.FRI...E wind 40 kt. Seas 11 ft. Rain.
.FRI NIGHT...NE wind 30 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.SAT...W wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SUN THROUGH MON...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 8 ft.

$$

PKZ131-150115-
Barren Islands East-
315 AM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

...GALE WARNING FRIDAY...

.TODAY...W wind 15 kt increasing to 25 kt by late morning. Seas 9
ft.
.TONIGHT...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.FRI...SE wind 35 kt. Seas 15 ft. Rain.
.FRI NIGHT...E wind 30 kt. Seas 14 ft.
.SAT...SW wind 35 kt. Seas 15 ft.
.SUN...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 14 ft.
.MON...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 10 ft.

$$

PKZ132-150115-
Marmot Island to Sitkinak-
315 AM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND FRIDAY...

.TODAY...SW wind 15 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.TONIGHT...SW wind 15 kt becoming S 35 kt after midnight. Seas
11 ft.
.FRI...SE wind 35 kt becoming SW 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 15
ft. Rain.
.FRI NIGHT...W wind 35 kt. Seas 13 ft.
.SAT...SW wind 40 kt. Seas 17 ft.
.SUN...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 17 ft.
.MON...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 11 ft.

$$

PKZ136-150115-
Chiniak Bay-
315 AM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FRIDAY...

.TODAY...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming S 20 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 ft.
.FRI...SE wind 25 kt becoming S 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 9 ft
subsiding to 4 ft in the afternoon. Rain.
.FRI NIGHT...NW wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SAT...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SUN...NW wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

PKZ137-150115-
Marmot Bay-
315 AM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FRIDAY...

.TODAY...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming S 20 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 ft building to 4 ft after midnight.
.FRI...SE wind 25 kt. Seas 10 ft subsiding to 5 ft in the
afternoon. Rain.
.FRI NIGHT...NW wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SAT...SW wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SUN...W wind 20 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

PKZ138-150115-
Shelikof Strait-
315 AM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

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

.TODAY...Variable wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...S wind 15 kt becoming SE 25 kt after midnight. Seas 5 ft.
.FRI...E wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft. Rain.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SAT...W wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SUN THROUGH MON...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.

$$

PKZ139-150115-
Cook Inlet Kalgin Island to Point Bede-
315 AM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FRIDAY...

.TODAY...NE wind 10 kt becoming W in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...SW wind 10 kt becoming NE after midnight. Seas 2 ft.
.FRI...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 7 ft. Rain and snow.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 30 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.SAT...W wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SUN THROUGH MON...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

PKZ140-150115-
Cook Inlet North of Kalgin Island-
315 AM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FRIDAY...

.TODAY...Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming SW 10 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...S wind 10 kt in the evening becoming variable less than
10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Patchy freezing fog.
.FRI...N wind 15 kt becoming NE 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft
building to 6 ft in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.SAT...SW wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.SUN...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ141-150115-
Kachemak Bay-
315 AM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FRIDAY...

.TODAY...N wind 10 kt in the morning becoming variable less than
10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...S wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.FRI...E wind 30 kt. Seas 4 ft. Rain.
.FRI NIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SAT...SW wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SUN THROUGH MON...N wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$


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