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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
355 AM AKST SAT DEC 20 2014

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR SOUTHWEST ALASKA+BRISTOL BAY+THE
ALASKA PENINSULA WATERS AND THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS UP TO 100 NM OUT.

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.

PKZ199-210215-
355 AM AKST SAT DEC 20 2014
.SYNOPSIS FOR SOUTHWEST ALASKA+BRISTOL BAY+THE ALASKA
PENINSULA WATERS AND THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS...
A 969 MB LOW 200 NM SOUTHWEST OF NIKOLSKI WILL WEAKEN TO 980 MB
AS IT MOVES TO 240 NM SOUTHEAST OF CAPE SARICHEF SUNDAY MORNING
AND CONTINUE TO WEAKEN AS IT MOVES INTO THE WESTERN GULF OF ALASKA
LATE SUNDAY. A FRONT WILL ENTER THE WESTERN BERING SEA LATE
SUNDAY.

$$

PKZ150-210215-
SOUTH OF THE AK PENINSULA SITKINAK TO CASTLE CAPE-
355 AM AKST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH SUNDAY...

.TODAY...VARIABLE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 6 FT. N OF CHIRIKOF ISLAND...NE
WIND 20 KT. SEAS 11 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 11 FT. N OF CHIRIKOF ISLAND...NE
WIND 10 KT. SEAS 5 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN.
.SUN...W WIND 15 KT. SEAS 12 FT. N OF CHIRIKOF ISLAND...VARIABLE
WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.MON...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.TUE...SW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.WED...SW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 17 FT.

$$

PKZ155-210215-
SOUTH OF THE AK PENINSULA CASTLE CAPE TO CAPE SARICHEF-
355 AM AKST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH SUNDAY...

.TODAY...VARIABLE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 11 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 12 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN.
.SUN...N WIND 20 KT EXCEPT VARIABLE 10 KT E OF THE SHUMAGIN
ISLANDS. SEAS 12 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.MON...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.TUE...S WIND 35 KT. SEAS 15 FT.
.WED...SW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 15 FT.

$$

PKZ160-210215-
BRISTOL BAY-
355 AM AKST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TODAY...

.TODAY...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT. FREEZING SPRAY ALONG THE COAST.
.TONIGHT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT. FREEZING SPRAY ALONG THE COAST.
.SUN...NE WIND 10 KT BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...NW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.TUE THROUGH WED...S WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

$$

PKZ165-210215-
PORT HEIDEN TO CAPE SARICHEF-
355 AM AKST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TODAY AND SUNDAY...

.TODAY...NE WIND 25 KT DIMINISHING TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 8 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT. RAIN.
.SUN...N WIND 25 KT EXCEPT 15 KT FROM PORT MOLLER E. SEAS 8 FT.
FREEZING SPRAY FROM PORT MOLLER E.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.MON...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.TUE...S WIND 35 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.WED...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 13 FT.

$$

PKZ170-210215-
CAPE SARICHEF TO NIKOLSKI BERING SIDE-
355 AM AKST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH SUNDAY...

.TODAY...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 8 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT. RAIN.
.SUN AND SUN NIGHT...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.MON...W WIND 35 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.TUE...S WIND 40 KT. SEAS 14 FT.
.WED...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 15 FT.

$$

PKZ171-210215-
UNALASKA BAY-
355 AM AKST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NE WIND 10 KT BECOMING N 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3
FT BUILDING TO 5 FT. RAIN.
.SUN...N WIND 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...N WIND 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.MON...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.TUE...S WIND 25 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.WED...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ172-210215-
CAPE SARICHEF TO NIKOLSKI PACIFIC SIDE-
355 AM AKST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH SUNDAY...

.TODAY...VARIABLE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 13 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WIND 10 KT BECOMING N 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 13 FT. RAIN.
.SUN...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N WIND 30 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.MON...W WIND 35 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.TUE...S WIND 40 KT. SEAS 16 FT.
.WED...SW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 15 FT.

$$

PKZ173-210215-
NIKOLSKI TO SEGUAM ISLAND BERING SIDE-
355 AM AKST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH SUNDAY...

.TODAY...N WIND 20 KT. SEAS 8 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 9 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.SUN...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.MON...S WIND 40 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.TUE THROUGH WED...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 17 FT.

$$

PKZ174-210215-
NIKOLSKI TO SEGUAM ISLAND PACIFIC SIDE-
355 AM AKST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH SUNDAY...

.TODAY...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 15 FT. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 14 FT. RAIN.
.SUN...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.MON...SW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.TUE THROUGH WED...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 18 FT.

$$

PKZ175-210215-
SEGUAM ISLAND TO ADAK BERING SIDE-
355 AM AKST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH SUNDAY...

.TODAY...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 11 FT. RAIN SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 11 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.SUN...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.MON...S WIND 40 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.TUE...SW WIND 45 KT. SEAS 20 FT.
.WED...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 15 FT.

$$

PKZ176-210215-
SEGUAM ISLAND TO ADAK PACIFIC SIDE-
355 AM AKST SAT DEC 20 2014

...GALE WARNING TODAY...

.TODAY...NW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 16 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 16 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.SUN...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.MON THROUGH TUE...SW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 20 FT.
.WED...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 18 FT.

$$

PKZ177-210215-
ADAK TO KISKA-
355 AM AKST SAT DEC 20 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 20 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 19 FT. SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS.
.SUN...NW WIND 30 KT DIMINISHING TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
15 FT SUBSIDING TO 10 FT. SNOW SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.MON...S WIND 40 KT. SEAS 17 FT.
.TUE...SW WIND 45 KT. SEAS 23 FT.
.WED...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 20 FT.

$$

PKZ178-210215-
KISKA TO ATTU-
355 AM AKST SAT DEC 20 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 16 FT. SNOW SHOWERS. FREEZING SPRAY
FROM SHEMYA W.
.TONIGHT...NW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 16 FT. SNOW SHOWERS. FREEZING SPRAY
W OF SHEMYA.
.SUN...NW WIND 30 KT DIMINISHING TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
15 FT SUBSIDING TO 10 FT. FROM SHEMYA W...NW WIND 20 KT BECOMING
S IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 10 FT. FREEZING SPRAY FROM SHEMYA W IN
THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.MON...SE WIND 40 KT. SEAS 16 FT.
.TUE...W WIND 45 KT. SEAS 27 FT.
.WED...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 22 FT.

$$

PKZ179-210215-
PRIBILOF ISLANDS NEAR SHORE WATERS-
355 AM AKST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH SUNDAY...

.TODAY...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN...N WIND 30 KT. SEAS 10 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.MON...SW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.TUE...S WIND 40 KT. SEAS 15 FT.
.WED...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 18 FT.

$$

PKZ180-210215-
KUSKOKWIM DELTA AND ETOLIN STRAIT-
355 AM AKST SAT DEC 20 2014

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING THROUGH SUNDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH SUNDAY...

.TODAY...NE WIND 25 KT EXCEPT 15 KT S OF CAPE NEWENHAM. SEAS 6
FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY N OF CAPE NEWENHAM ALONG THE ICE EDGE.
.TONIGHT...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY FROM CAPE
NEWENHAM N ALONG THE ICE EDGE.
.SUN...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY FROM CAPE
NEWENHAM N ALONG THE ICE EDGE..
.SUN NIGHT...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.MON...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.TUE...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.WED...S WIND 25 KT. SEAS 9 FT.

$$

PKZ181-210215-
NORTH AND WEST OF NUNIVAK ISLAND-
355 AM AKST SAT DEC 20 2014

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING THROUGH SUNDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH SUNDAY...

.TODAY...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 7 FT. HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY ALONG THE ICE EDGE.
.TONIGHT...N WIND 30 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 8 FT. HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY ALONG THE ICE EDGE.
.SUN...N WIND 30 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 9 FT. HEAVY FREEZING
SPRAY ALONG THE ICE EDGE.
.SUN NIGHT...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 9 FT.
.MON...N WIND 20 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 5 FT.
.TUE...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 10 FT.
.WED...S WIND 25 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 11 FT.

$$

PKZ185-210215-
SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND WATERS-
355 AM AKST SAT DEC 20 2014

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING THROUGH SUNDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH SUNDAY...

.TODAY...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 11 FT. SNOW SHOWERS. HEAVY FREEZING
SPRAY N OF SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND.
.TONIGHT...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY N OF
SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND.
.SUN...N WIND 30 KT E OF SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND...N 20 KT W OF
SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND. SEAS 9 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY N OF SAINT
MATTHEW ISLAND.
.SUN NIGHT...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.MON...NE WIND 35 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.TUE...E WIND 35 KT. SEAS 18 FT.
.WED...SE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 21 FT.

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