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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR SOUTHEAST ALASKA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU AK
400 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

SOUTHEAST ALASKA INSIDE WATERS FROM DIXON ENTRANCE TO SKAGWAY

WIND FORECASTS REFLECT THE PREDOMINANT SPEED AND DIRECTION
EXPECTED. SEA FORECASTS REPRESENT THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST
ONE-THIRD OF THE COMBINED WINDWAVE AND SWELL HEIGHT.

PKZ098-261400-
400 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014
.SYNOPSIS FOR SOUTHEAST ALASKA INNER CHANNELS COASTAL WATERS...
A WEAK FRONT WILL PUSH INLAND ACROSS THE PANHANDLE THU EVENING.
A RIDGE WILL DEVELOP OVER THE EASTERN GULF AND PANHANDLE LATE THU
NIGHT WHILE A LOW MOVES INTO THE EASTERN GULF FROM THE SW ON FRI.

$$

PKZ011-261400-
GLACIER BAY-
400 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

.TONIGHT...S WIND INCREASING TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING...THEN
DIMINISHING TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 4 FT. RAIN SHOWERS EARLY IN THE
EVENING.
.FRI...S WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WIND 10 KT INCREASING TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS 4 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...N WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.MON AND TUE...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

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PKZ012-261400-
NORTHERN LYNN CANAL-
400 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...S WIND INCREASING TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING. SEAS 5 FT.
RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...S WIND 20 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 4 FT SUBSIDING TO 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...N WIND 15 KT INCREASING TO 25 KT LATE. SEAS 3 FT
BUILDING TO 5 FT LATE.
.SAT...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT AND SUN...N WIND 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.MON AND TUE...S WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

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PKZ013-261400-
SOUTHERN LYNN CANAL-
400 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

.TONIGHT...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT. RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...SE WIND 15 KT DIMINISHING IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 FT.
RAIN SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...N WIND INCREASING TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...N WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SUN...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.MON...N WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE...S WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

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PKZ021-261400-
ICY STRAIT-
400 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

.TONIGHT...E WIND 15 KT BECOMING W IN THE EVENING. SEAS 3 FT.
RAIN SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...SW WIND 15 KT DIMINISHING IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 FT.
RAIN SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...E WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.MON...E WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE...E WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

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CROSS SOUND-
400 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY DUE TO SEAS THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 8 FT BUILDING TO 10 FT. SW SWELL.
RAIN SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...W WIND 15 KT DIMINISHING IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 9 FT.
SW SWELL. RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...W WIND 10 KT. SEAS 8 FT. W SWELL.
.SAT...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 7 FT. W SWELL.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 6 FT. W SWELL.
.SUN...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.MON...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.TUE...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 10 FT.

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PKZ031-261400-
STEPHENS PASSAGE-
400 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

.TONIGHT...SE WIND INCREASING TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING...THEN
DIMINISHING LATE. SEAS 4 FT. RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...S WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...N WIND 20 KT. GUSTS TO 35 KT OUT OF INTERIOR PASSES.
SEAS 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WIND 25 KT. GUSTS TO 40 KT OUT OF INTERIOR
PASSES. SEAS 5 FT.
.SUN...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.MON...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE...S WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

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PKZ032-261400-
NORTHERN CHATHAM STRAIT-
400 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

.TONIGHT...S WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI...S WIND 15 KT DIMINISHING IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 FT.
RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON AND TUE...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

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PKZ033-261400-
SOUTHERN CHATHAM STRAIT-
400 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

.TONIGHT...SW WIND 15 KT BECOMING S 10 KT LATE. SEAS 3 FT...EXCEPT
9 FT NEAR OCEAN ENTRANCES.
.FRI...LIGHT WINDS. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...EXCEPT 9 FT NEAR OCEAN
ENTRANCES. RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT...EXCEPT 8 FT NEAR OCEAN
ENTRANCES. RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT...EXCEPT 10 FT NEAR OCEAN ENTRANCES.
.SAT NIGHT...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT...EXCEPT 8 FT NEAR
OCEAN ENTRANCES.
.SUN...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...SE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

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PKZ034-261400-
FREDERICK SOUND-
400 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

.TONIGHT...SE WIND 10 KT INCREASING TO 15 KT IN THE EVENING...THEN
DIMINISHING LATE. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI...SE WIND 10 KT IN THE MORNING BECOMING LIGHT. SEAS 2 FT
OR LESS.
.FRI NIGHT...E WIND 15 KT BECOMING NW LATE. SEAS 4 FT. RAIN IN
THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WIND 15 KT. GUSTS TO 40 KT OUT OF INTERIOR
PASSES. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.MON AND TUE...SE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

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PKZ035-261400-
SUMNER STRAIT-
400 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

.TONIGHT...E WIND 10 KT BECOMING SE 15 KT IN THE EVENING. SEAS 3
FT...EXCEPT 9 FT NEAR OCEAN ENTRANCES.
.FRI...SE WIND 10 KT BECOMING LIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT
OR LESS...EXCEPT 9 FT NEAR OCEAN ENTRANCES. RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...E WIND 15 KT BECOMING NW LATE. SEAS 4 FT...EXCEPT
6 FT NEAR OCEAN ENTRANCES. RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT...EXCEPT 8 FT NEAR OCEAN ENTRANCES.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT...EXCEPT 7 FT NEAR
OCEAN ENTRANCES.
.SUN...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.MON AND TUE...E WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

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PKZ036-261400-
CLARENCE STRAIT-
400 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

.TONIGHT...SE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI...S WIND 15 KT DIMINISHING IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 FT.
RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 15 KT BECOMING NW LATE. SEAS 4 FT. NEAR
OCEAN ENTRANCES...SEAS 5 FT BUILDING TO 7 FT LATE. RAIN.
.SAT...NW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT...EXCEPT 7 FT NEAR OCEAN ENTRANCES.
.SAT NIGHT...N WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SUN THROUGH TUE...SE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

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