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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
351 AM 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...

.TODAY...E wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.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 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.THU...E wind 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.

Cape Cleare to Gore Point-

...GALE WARNING WEDNESDAY...

.TODAY...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.TONIGHT...N wind 20 kt. Gusts to 35 kts. Seas 6 ft.
.WED...N wind 35 kt. Seas 10 ft. Freezing spray.
.WED NIGHT...N wind 30 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.THU...N wind 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.

Resurrection Bay-

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

.TODAY...N wind 10 kt increasing to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 3 ft.
.TONIGHT...N wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.WED...N wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.WED NIGHT...N wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.THU...N wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.

Prince William Sound-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...

.TODAY...NE wind 10 kt becoming N 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.WED...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.THU...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.

Port Valdez-

.TODAY...NE wind 10 kt increasing to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 ft.
Freezing spray.
.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.
.THU...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.

Valdez Narrows-

...GALE WARNING WEDNESDAY...

.TODAY...N wind 30 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
.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.
.THU...N wind 35 kt. Seas 4 ft.

Valdez Arm-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

.TODAY...NE wind 15 kt increasing to 25 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 3 ft building to 5 ft in the afternoon. Freezing spray.
.TONIGHT...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.WED...NE wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NE wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.THU...NE wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.

Passage Canal-

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

.TODAY...Variable wind 10 kt becoming W 15 kt in the afternoon.
Gusts to 25 kt near Whittier. Seas 2 ft. Freezing spray. Snow.
.TONIGHT...W wind 15 kt increasing to 25 kt after midnight.
Gusts to 35 kt near Whittier. Seas 2 ft building to 4 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. Seas 5 ft.
.THU...W wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.

West of Barren Islands including Kamishak Bay-

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

.TODAY...NW wind 45 kt. Gusts to 55 kt. Seas 12 ft.
Heavy freezing spray.
.TONIGHT...NW wind 45 kt. Gusts to 55 kt. Seas 13 ft.
Heavy freezing spray.
.WED...NW wind 45 kt. Gusts to 55 kt. Seas 14 ft.
Heavy freezing spray.
.WED NIGHT...NW wind 55 kt. Seas 12 ft.
.THU...NW wind 50 kt. Seas 17 ft.

Barren Islands East-

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

.TODAY...NW wind 35 kt. Gusts to 45 kt. Seas 16 ft. Freezing Spray
except Heavy Freezing spray near the Barren Islands.
.TONIGHT...NW wind 40 kt. Gusts to 50 kt. Seas 18 ft. Freezing Spray
except Heavy Freezing spray near the Barren Islands.
.WED...NW wind 40 kt. Gusts to 50 kt. Seas 19 ft. Freezing Spray
except Heavy Freezing spray near the Barren Islands.
.WED NIGHT...NW wind 40 kt. Seas 18 ft.
.THU...NW wind 40 kt. Seas 12 ft.

Marmot Island to Sitkinak-

...GALE WARNING WEDNESDAY...

.TODAY...N wind 30 kt. Seas 10 ft. Freezing spray.
.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.
.THU...NW wind 40 kt. Seas 12 ft.

Chiniak Bay-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...

.TODAY...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft subsiding to 3 ft in the
afternoon. Freezing spray.
.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.
.THU...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 4 ft.

Marmot Bay-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WEDNESDAY...

.TODAY...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
.TONIGHT...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
.WED...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.WED NIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.THU...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 5 ft.

Shelikof Strait-

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

.TODAY...NW wind 35 kt. Gusts to 50 kt. Seas 8 ft.
Heavy freezing spray.
.TONIGHT...NW wind 35 kt. Gusts to 50 kt. Seas 8 ft.
Heavy freezing spray.
.WED...NW wind 35 kt. Gusts to 55 kt. Seas 9 ft.
Heavy freezing spray.
.WED NIGHT...NW wind 35 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.THU...NW wind 35 kt. Seas 11 ft.

Cook Inlet Kalgin Island to Point Bede-

.TODAY...N wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
Snow showers.
.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.
.THU...N wind 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.

Cook Inlet North of Kalgin Island-

.TODAY...NE wind 10 kt. Seas in ice free waters 2 ft.
.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 4 ft.

Kachemak Bay-

.TODAY...N wind 20 kt. Seas 2 ft. Freezing spray.
.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.
.THU...N wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.

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