Coastal Waters Forecast
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FZAK51 PAFC 240027
CWFAER

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
327 PM AKST THU FEB 23 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.

PKZ197-241315-
327 PM AKST THU FEB 23 2017
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE NORTH GULF COAST+KODIAK ISLAND WATERS+
COOK INLET...

A LOW PRESSURE TROUGH STAYS ALONG THE NORTH GULF COAST THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON. A WEAK WEATHER FRONT MOVES EAST ACROSS THE
GULF FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES OVER THE
SOUTHERN GULF OF ALASKA THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

$$

PKZ119-241315-
CAPE SUCKLING TO CAPE CLEARE-
327 PM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...W WIND 15 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.FRI...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WIND 30 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.SAT...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.SUN...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.MON THROUGH TUE...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 9 FT.

$$

PKZ120-241315-
CAPE CLEARE TO GORE POINT-
327 PM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

...GALE WARNING FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.FRI...SW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WIND 35 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...W WIND 30 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.SUN THROUGH TUE...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 10 FT.

$$

PKZ121-241315-
RESURRECTION BAY-
327 PM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. HIGHER SEAS S OF
CAINES HEAD.
.FRI NIGHT...N WIND 10 KT INCREASING TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 FT BUILDING TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT...SEAS HIGHER S OF CAINES
HEAD.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...N WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SUN THROUGH TUE...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

$$

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PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-
327 PM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT BECOMING NE 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WIND 20 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 FT.
.SAT...NW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.MON THROUGH TUE...N WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

$$

PKZ126-241315-
PORT VALDEZ-
327 PM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WIND 10 KT INCREASING TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 3 FT. FREEZING SPRAY. SNOW.
.SAT...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON THROUGH TUE...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

$$

PKZ127-241315-
VALDEZ NARROWS-
327 PM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 3 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON THROUGH TUE...NE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ128-241315-
VALDEZ ARM-
327 PM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

.TONIGHT...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI...NE WIND 10 KT INCREASING TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SUN...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.MON THROUGH TUE...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

$$

PKZ129-241315-
PASSAGE CANAL-
327 PM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI...E WIND 10 KT BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WIND 25 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN THROUGH TUE...W WIND 25 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

$$

PKZ130-241315-
WEST OF BARREN ISLANDS INCLUDING KAMISHAK BAY-
327 PM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

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

.TONIGHT...SE WIND 20 KT EXCEPT NORTHEAST NEAR AUGUSTINE ISLAND.
SEAS 4 FT.
.FRI...W WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WIND 30 KT. SEAS 7 FT BUILDING TO 12 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WIND 30 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.SUN...W WIND 30 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.MON THROUGH TUE...NW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 10 FT.

$$

PKZ131-241315-
BARREN ISLANDS EAST-
327 PM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

...GALE WARNING FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.FRI...W WIND 30 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WIND 35 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.SAT...NW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WIND 30 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.SUN...W WIND 30 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.MON THROUGH TUE...NW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 14 FT.

$$

PKZ132-241315-
MARMOT ISLAND TO SITKINAK-
327 PM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

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

.TONIGHT...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.FRI...SW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WIND 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...W WIND 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.SUN...W WIND 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.MON THROUGH TUE...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 10 FT.

$$

PKZ136-241315-
CHINIAK BAY-
327 PM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

.TONIGHT...SW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...W WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON THROUGH TUE...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ137-241315-
MARMOT BAY-
327 PM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

.TONIGHT...SW WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...W WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.MON THROUGH TUE...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

$$

PKZ138-241315-
SHELIKOF STRAIT-
327 PM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

.TONIGHT...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.FRI...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.SAT...W WIND 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.SUN...W WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.MON THROUGH TUE...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT.

$$

PKZ139-241315-
COOK INLET KALGIN ISLAND TO POINT BEDE-
327 PM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NE WIND 10 KT BECOMING SE 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS IN
ICE FREE WATERS 3 FT.
.FRI...S WIND 15 KT BECOMING SW 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS IN
ICE FREE WATERS 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WIND 25 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 6 FT.
.SAT...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WIND 25 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 5 FT.
.SUN...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 5 FT.
.MON THROUGH TUE...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 6 FT.

$$

PKZ140-241315-
COOK INLET NORTH OF KALGIN ISLAND-
327 PM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

.TONIGHT...N WIND 10 KT.
.FRI...E WIND 10 KT BECOMING S 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...SE WIND 10 KT.
.SUN...NW WIND 10 KT.
.MON THROUGH TUE...N WIND 15 KT.

$$

PKZ141-241315-
KACHEMAK BAY-
327 PM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

.TONIGHT...SE WIND 10 KT BECOMING S 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2
FT.
.FRI...SW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.SAT...W WIND 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.SUN...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.MON...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.TUE...NW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$


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