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Coastal Waters Forecast...UPDATED
National Weather Service Anchorage AK
1046 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.

PKZ197-240415-
1046 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE NORTH GULF COAST+KODIAK ISLAND WATERS+
COOK INLET...
High pressure remains in the Gulf through this afternoon. A 1006
mb low over Kodiak tonight moves to 70 nm southwest of Middleton
Island at 996 mb by Sat morning and then moves inland near Sitka
at 984 mb by Sat night.

$$

PKZ119-240415-
Cape Suckling to Cape Cleare-
1046 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

...GALE WARNING TODAY...

.TODAY...NW wind 45 kt diminishing to 30 kt in the afternoon.
Seas  14 ft.
.TONIGHT...NW wind 15 kt becoming SE 20 kt after midnight. Seas
8 ft. Snow.
.SAT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 8 ft building to 13 ft in the
afternoon. Snow.
.SAT NIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 16 ft.
.SUN...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 13 ft.
.MON...S wind 20 kt. Seas 14 ft.
.TUE...W wind 30 kt. Seas 14 ft.

$$

PKZ120-240415-
Cape Cleare to Gore Point-
1046 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

...GALE WARNING TODAY AND SATURDAY...

.TODAY...NW wind 35 kt diminishing to 25 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 13 ft.
.TONIGHT...SW wind 15 kt becoming E 20 kt after midnight. Seas
6 ft. Snow with rain.
.SAT...W wind 45 kt. Seas 10 ft building to 16 ft in the
afternoon. Snow.
.SAT NIGHT...NW wind 40 kt. Seas 16 ft.
.SUN...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 12 ft.
.MON...W wind 20 kt. Seas 11 ft.
.TUE...W wind 30 kt. Seas 12 ft.

$$

PKZ121-240415-
Resurrection Bay-
1046 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TODAY...

.TODAY...N wind 25 kt diminishing to 15 kt in the morning. Seas
5  ft subsiding.
.TONIGHT...N wind 10 kt increasing to 15 kt after midnight. Seas
3 ft. Freezing spray. Snow.
.SAT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray. Snow.
.SAT NIGHT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE...N wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.

$$

PKZ125-240415-
Prince William Sound-
1046 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

...GALE WARNING TODAY...

.TODAY...NW wind 35 kt diminishing to 20 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 7 ft subsiding to 4 ft in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...N wind 10 kt becoming NE 15 kt after midnight. Seas
2 ft. Snow.
.SAT...N wind 10 kt becoming NW 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas
3 ft. Snow.
.SAT NIGHT...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SUN...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

PKZ126-240415-
Port Valdez-
1046 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

.TODAY...E wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Freezing spray.
.TONIGHT...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Snow.
.SAT...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Snow.
.SAT NIGHT...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN THROUGH MON...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

PKZ127-240415-
Valdez Narrows-
1046 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

.TODAY...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
.TONIGHT...N wind 15 kt increasing to 25 kt after midnight. Seas
3 ft. Snow.
.SAT...N wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft. Snow.
.SAT NIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.TUE...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

PKZ128-240415-
Valdez Arm-
1046 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

.TODAY...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.TONIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SAT...NE wind 15 kt diminishing to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas
3 ft. Snow.
.SAT NIGHT...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

PKZ129-240415-
Passage Canal-
1046 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TODAY AND SATURDAY...

.TODAY...W wind 30 kt diminishing to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Gusts to 40 kt diminishing to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 ft.
Freezing spray.
.TONIGHT...Variable wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Snow.
.SAT...Variable wind 10 kt becoming W 25 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 2 ft building to 4 ft in the afternoon. Freezing spray.
Snow.
.SAT NIGHT...W wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SUN...W wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON...Variable wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE...W wind 30 kt. Seas 5 ft.

$$

PKZ130-240415-
West of Barren Islands including Kamishak Bay-
1046 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

...GALE WARNING TODAY AND SATURDAY...

.TODAY...W wind 35 kt becoming NW 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas
12 ft subsiding to 4 ft in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...E wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft. Freezing spray. Snow.
.SAT...W wind 40 kt. Seas 16 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...W wind 40 kt. Seas 13 ft.
.SUN...W wind 40 kt. Seas 13 ft.
.MON...SW wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE...W wind 35 kt. Seas 10 ft.

$$

PKZ131-240415-
Barren Islands East-
1046 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

...GALE WARNING TODAY AND SATURDAY...

.TODAY...NW wind 40 kt becoming W 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas
15 ft subsiding to 10 ft in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...S wind 20 kt becoming NW 30 kt after midnight. Seas
7 ft. Snow and rain.
.SAT...W wind 45 kt. Seas 16 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W wind 45 kt. Seas 17 ft.
.SUN...W wind 40 kt. Seas 16 ft.
.MON...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 11 ft.
.TUE...W wind 35 kt. Seas 13 ft.

$$

PKZ132-240415-
Marmot Island to Sitkinak-
1046 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND SATURDAY...

.TODAY...W wind 30 kt. Seas 10 ft. Rain with snow.
.TONIGHT...W wind 40 kt. Seas 14 ft. Rain.
.SAT...W wind 40 kt. Seas 16 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W wind 40 kt. Seas 16 ft.
.SUN...W wind 40 kt. Seas 15 ft.
.MON...SW wind 30 kt. Seas 15 ft.
.TUE...W wind 35 kt. Seas 12 ft.

$$

PKZ136-240415-
Chiniak Bay-
1046 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT AND SATURDAY...

.TODAY...W wind 15 kt. Gusts to 35 kt in the morning. Seas 3 ft.
Snow.
.TONIGHT...S wind 10 kt becoming W 30 kt after midnight. Seas
1 ft building to 5 ft after midnight. Snow.
.SAT...W wind 30 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W wind 30 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SUN...W wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.MON...SW wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE...W wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.

$$

PKZ137-240415-
Marmot Bay-
1046 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT AND SATURDAY...

.TODAY...W wind 15 kt becoming SW 10 kt in the afternoon. Gusts
to  35 kt in the morning. Seas 3 ft. Snow.
.TONIGHT...S wind 10 kt becoming W 30 kt after midnight. Seas
3 ft building to 6 ft after midnight. Snow and rain showers.
.SAT...W wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.SUN...W wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.MON...SW wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.TUE...W wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.

$$

PKZ138-240415-
Shelikof Strait-
1046 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

...GALE WARNING SATURDAY...

.TODAY...SW wind 25 kt becoming W 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas
5 ft. Snow.
.TONIGHT...S wind 20 kt becoming W 30 kt after midnight. Seas
3 ft building to 11 ft after midnight. Snow and rain showers.
.SAT...W wind 35 kt. Seas 11 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W wind 30 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.SUN THROUGH TUE...W wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.

$$

PKZ139-240415-
Cook Inlet Kalgin Island to Point Bede-
1046 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

...GALE WARNING SATURDAY...

.TODAY...W wind 25 kt becoming N 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas in
ice free waters 5 ft subsiding to 2 ft in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas in ice free waters 6 ft. Freezing
spray. Snow.
.SAT...SW wind 35 kt. Seas in ice free waters 9 ft. Freezing
spray.
.SAT NIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas in ice free waters 7 ft.
.SUN...N wind 15 kt. Seas in ice free waters 4 ft.
.MON...W wind 10 kt. Seas in ice free waters 2 ft.
.TUE...W wind 25 kt. Seas in ice free waters 5 ft.

$$

PKZ140-240415-
Cook Inlet North of Kalgin Island-
1046 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

.TODAY...Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming NE 10 kt in the
afternoon. Patchy freezing fog.
.TONIGHT...N wind 15 kt diminishing to 10 kt after midnight.
Snow.
.SAT...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Patchy freezing fog.
.SAT NIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt.
.SUN...Variable wind less than 10 kt.
.MON...N wind 10 kt.
.TUE...NW wind 15 kt.

$$

PKZ141-240415-
Kachemak Bay-
1046 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

...GALE WARNING SATURDAY...

.TODAY...NW wind 25 kt becoming N 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas
8 ft  subsiding to 4 ft in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Snow.
.SAT...W wind 25 kt increasing to 35 kt in the afternoon. Seas
5 ft building to 10 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...W wind 30 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.SUN...W wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON...S wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE...W wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.

$$


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