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FZAK51 PAFC 181237
CWFAER

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
337 AM AKST WED JAN 18 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.

PKZ197-190145-
337 AM AKST WED JAN 18 2017
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE NORTH GULF COAST+KODIAK ISLAND WATERS+
COOK INLET...

A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE IN THE NORTHERN GULF WILL INTENSIFY TODAY
AND TONIGHT ENHANCING OFFSHORE FLOW WHICH WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
THU. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE SOUTHWESTERN GULF THU AND
SHIFT INTO THE CENTRAL GULF THU NIGHT.

$$

PKZ119-190145-
CAPE SUCKLING TO CAPE CLEARE-
337 AM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH THURSDAY...

.TODAY...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 10 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 11 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.FRI...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.SAT...NW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.SUN...SW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 8 FT.

$$

PKZ120-190145-
CAPE CLEARE TO GORE POINT-
337 AM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...NW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 11 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 10 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...NW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.FRI...SE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.SAT...SW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.SUN...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 8 FT.

$$

PKZ121-190145-
RESURRECTION BAY-
337 AM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.TODAY...N WIND 30 KT. GUSTS TO 40 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...N WIND 30 KT. GUSTS TO 40 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...N WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.FRI THROUGH SUN...N WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

$$

PKZ125-190145-
PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-
337 AM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...

.TODAY...NW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

$$

PKZ126-190145-
PORT VALDEZ-
337 AM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...

.TODAY...NE WIND INCREASING TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT. HEAVY FREEZING
SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

$$

PKZ127-190145-
VALDEZ NARROWS-
337 AM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

...GALE WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY...

.TODAY...NE WIND 35 KT. SEAS 4 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...NE WIND 40 KT. SEAS 4 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...NE WIND 40 KT. SEAS 4 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI THROUGH SUN...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ128-190145-
VALDEZ ARM-
337 AM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...

.TODAY...NE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...NE WIND 35 KT. SEAS 7 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...NE WIND 35 KT. SEAS 7 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.FRI...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SAT...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ129-190145-
PASSAGE CANAL-
337 AM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.TODAY...W WIND 30 KT. GUSTS TO 45 KT NEAR WHITTIER. SEAS 4 FT.
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...W WIND 30 KT. GUSTS TO 45 KT NEAR WHITTIER. SEAS 5 FT.
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...W WIND 25 KT. GUSTS TO 40 KT NEAR WHITTIER. SEAS 4 FT.
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI...W WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

$$

PKZ130-190145-
WEST OF BARREN ISLANDS INCLUDING KAMISHAK BAY-
337 AM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

...GALE WARNING THROUGH TONIGHT...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY...

.TODAY...NW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 10 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...NW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 10 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...NW WIND 25 KT DIMINISHING TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 6 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.FRI...E WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

$$

PKZ131-190145-
BARREN ISLANDS EAST-
337 AM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

...GALE WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING TODAY...

.TODAY...NW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 12 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...NW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 15 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...NW WIND 35 KT BECOMING W 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 12 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...W WIND 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.FRI...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.

$$

PKZ132-190145-
MARMOT ISLAND TO SITKINAK-
337 AM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

...GALE WARNING THROUGH TONIGHT...

.TODAY...N WIND 20 KT EXCEPT NW 35 KT N OF DANGEROUS CAPE.
SEAS 10 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...NW WIND 25 KT EXCEPT NW 40 KT N OF DANGEROUS CAPE.
SEAS 12 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...NW WIND 25 KT BECOMING W 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 11 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.FRI...S WIND 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.SAT...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.SUN...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.

$$

PKZ136-190145-
CHINIAK BAY-
337 AM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 4 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 4 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...W WIND 15 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT...W WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

$$

PKZ137-190145-
MARMOT BAY-
337 AM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 4 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 4 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...W WIND 15 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WIND 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SAT...W WIND 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

$$

PKZ138-190145-
SHELIKOF STRAIT-
337 AM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...W WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.FRI...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.SAT...NW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SUN...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

$$

PKZ139-190145-
COOK INLET KALGIN ISLAND TO POINT BEDE-
337 AM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING THROUGH TONIGHT...

.TODAY...N WIND 20 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 5 FT.
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...N WIND 20 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 5 FT.
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...N WIND 10 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 5 FT.
.FRI THROUGH SUN...N WIND 20 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 5 FT.

$$

PKZ140-190145-
COOK INLET NORTH OF KALGIN ISLAND-
337 AM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

.TODAY...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT.
.THU...NE WIND 10 KT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 15 KT.
.FRI THROUGH SUN...NE WIND 15 KT.

$$

PKZ141-190145-
KACHEMAK BAY-
337 AM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING THROUGH TONIGHT...

.TODAY...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...N WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI...E WIND 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$


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