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FZAK51 PAFC 200027
CWFAER

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
327 PM AKST Fri Jan 19 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.

PKZ197-201300-
327 PM AKST Fri Jan 19 2018
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE NORTH GULF COAST+KODIAK ISLAND WATERS+
COOK INLET...

A low in the southern Gulf will move east through Sat night. A 999
mb low 75 nm southeast of Middleton Island will dissipate Sat
morning. A series of lows will develop in the Gulf through Sun
afternoon.

$$

PKZ119-201300-
Cape Suckling to Cape Cleare-
327 PM AKST Fri Jan 19 2018

.TONIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Gusts to 40 kt out of the Copper River
Delta after midnight. Seas 5 ft.
.SAT...NE wind 15 kt. Gusts to 40 kt out of the Copper River Delta.
Seas 7 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N wind 15 kt. Gusts to 45 kt out of the Copper River
Delta. Seas 7 ft.
.SUN...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E wind 20 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.MON THROUGH TUE...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.WED...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 6 ft.

$$

PKZ120-201300-
Cape Cleare to Gore Point-
327 PM AKST Fri Jan 19 2018

.TONIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SAT...N wind 15 kt. Gusts to 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Gusts to 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Freezing
spray.
.SUN...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.MON THROUGH WED...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 7 ft.

$$

PKZ121-201300-
Resurrection Bay-
327 PM AKST Fri Jan 19 2018

.TONIGHT...N wind 10 kt increasing to 15 kt after midnight. Seas
3 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT...N wind 20 kt. Gusts to 30 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...N wind 20 kt. Gusts to 30 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing
spray.
.SUN AND SUN NIGHT...N wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.MON...N wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.TUE THROUGH WED...N wind 35 kt. Seas 7 ft.

$$

PKZ125-201300-
Prince William Sound-
327 PM AKST Fri Jan 19 2018

.TONIGHT...N wind 10 kt increasing to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts to
25 kt out of bays and passes after midnight. Seas 2 ft.
.SAT...N wind 15 kt. Gusts to 25 kt out of bays and passes. Seas 3
ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N wind 15 kt. Gusts to 25 kt out of bays and passes.
Seas 3 ft.
.SUN AND SUN NIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON THROUGH WED...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

PKZ126-201300-
Port Valdez-
327 PM AKST Fri Jan 19 2018

.TONIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.SUN AND SUN NIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.MON THROUGH WED...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.

$$

PKZ127-201300-
Valdez Narrows-
327 PM AKST Fri Jan 19 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N wind 30 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT...N wind 30 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...N wind 30 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.SUN...N wind 30 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE wind 35 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.MON THROUGH TUE...N wind 30 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.WED...N wind 35 kt. Seas 4 ft.

$$

PKZ128-201300-
Valdez Arm-
327 PM AKST Fri Jan 19 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SAT...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft. Freezing spray.
.SUN AND SUN NIGHT...NE wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.MON...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.TUE THROUGH WED...NE wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.

$$

PKZ129-201300-
Passage Canal-
327 PM AKST Fri Jan 19 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...W wind 10 kt increasing to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts to
25 kt near Whittier after midnight. Seas 2 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT...W wind 25 kt. Gusts to 40 kt near Whittier. Seas 4 ft.
Freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...W wind 25 kt. Gusts to 40 kt near Whittier. Seas 4 ft.
Freezing spray.
.SUN AND SUN NIGHT...W wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON...W wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE THROUGH WED...W wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.

$$

PKZ130-201300-
West of Barren Islands including Kamishak Bay-
327 PM AKST Fri Jan 19 2018

...GALE WARNING SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 5 ft building to 9 ft after
midnight. Freezing spray.
.SAT...NW wind 35 kt. Seas 10 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...NW wind 40 kt. Seas 10 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SUN...NW wind 40 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.MON...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.TUE THROUGH WED...NW wind 35 kt. Seas 11 ft.

$$

PKZ131-201300-
Barren Islands East-
327 PM AKST Fri Jan 19 2018

...GALE WARNING SATURDAY NIGHT...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT...N wind 30 kt. Seas 8 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...NW wind 35 kt. Seas 8 ft. Heavy Freezing spray towards
the Barren Islands.
.SUN AND SUN NIGHT...N wind 35 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.MON...N wind 30 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.TUE THROUGH WED...NW wind 35 kt. Seas 12 ft.

$$

PKZ132-201300-
Marmot Island to Sitkinak-
327 PM AKST Fri Jan 19 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft building to 10 ft after
midnight.
.SAT...N wind 25 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N wind 15 kt except N 30 kt N of Dangerous Cape. Seas
8 ft. Freezing spray.
.SUN AND SUN NIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.MON...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.TUE THROUGH WED...NW wind 35 kt. Seas 11 ft.

$$

PKZ136-201300-
Chiniak Bay-
327 PM AKST Fri Jan 19 2018

.TONIGHT...N wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SAT...NW wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
.SUN...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON THROUGH WED...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

PKZ137-201300-
Marmot Bay-
327 PM AKST Fri Jan 19 2018

.TONIGHT...N wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SAT...NW wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
.SUN...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.MON THROUGH WED...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.

$$

PKZ138-201300-
Shelikof Strait-
327 PM AKST Fri Jan 19 2018

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING SATURDAY NIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Gusts to 40 kt out of bays and passes.
Seas 7 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SUN...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.MON...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.TUE THROUGH WED...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 8 ft.

$$

PKZ139-201300-
Cook Inlet Kalgin Island to Point Bede-
327 PM AKST Fri Jan 19 2018

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING SATURDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Heavy Freezing spray.
.SUN AND SUN NIGHT...N wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.MON...N wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.TUE THROUGH WED...N wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.

$$

PKZ140-201300-
Cook Inlet North of Kalgin Island-
327 PM AKST Fri Jan 19 2018

.TONIGHT...N wind 10 kt in the evening becoming variable less than
10 kt. Seas in ice free waters 2 ft. Patchy freezing fog.
.SAT...Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming NE 10 kt in the
afternoon. Seas in ice free waters 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE wind 10 kt. Seas in ice free waters 2 ft.
.SUN...NE wind 10 kt. Seas in ice free waters 3 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas in ice free waters 3 ft.
.MON...NE wind 15 kt. Seas in ice free waters 3 ft.
.TUE THROUGH WED...N wind 10 kt. Seas in ice free waters 2 ft.

$$

PKZ141-201300-
Kachemak Bay-
327 PM AKST Fri Jan 19 2018

.TONIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SAT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...N wind 20 kt. Seas 2 ft. Freezing spray.
.SUN AND SUN NIGHT...N wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON THROUGH WED...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$



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