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CWFAER

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
330 AM AKST TUE JAN 17 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.

PKZ197-180130-
330 AM AKST TUE JAN 17 2017
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE NORTH GULF COAST+KODIAK ISLAND WATERS+
COOK INLET...

A 980 MB PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND LOW WILL FILL THROUGH THE DAY AND
DISSIPATE THIS AFTERNOON. A WEAK TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL
LINGER ALONG THE NORTH GULF COAST THROUGH TUE NIGHT AND THEN
STRENGTHEN WED AND WED NIGHT AS A LOW IN THE FAR SOUTHEASTERN GULF
TRACKS INTO THE PANHANDLE.

$$

PKZ119-180130-
CAPE SUCKLING TO CAPE CLEARE-
330 AM AKST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

.TODAY...SW WIND 25 KT IN THE MORNING BECOMING VARIABLE 10 KT.
SEAS 13 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...NW WIND 15 KT INCREASING TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
8 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED NIGHT...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.THU...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.FRI...SE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.SAT...VARIABLE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 7 FT.

$$

PKZ120-180130-
CAPE CLEARE TO GORE POINT-
330 AM AKST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

.TODAY...SW WIND 30 KT BECOMING N 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 16 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 10 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 9 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED NIGHT...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.THU...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.FRI...S WIND 15 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.SAT...NW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 7 FT.

$$

PKZ121-180130-
RESURRECTION BAY-
330 AM AKST TUE JAN 17 2017

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

.TODAY...N WIND 10 KT INCREASING TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS BUILDING TO 5 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...N WIND 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED...N WIND 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED NIGHT...N WIND 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.THU...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.FRI...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...N WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

$$

PKZ125-180130-
PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-
330 AM AKST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TODAY...

.TODAY...SW WIND 25 KT BECOMING W 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 6 FT SUBSIDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED...NW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED NIGHT...NW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.THU...NW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.FRI THROUGH SAT...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ126-180130-
PORT VALDEZ-
330 AM AKST TUE JAN 17 2017

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...

.TODAY...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT BECOMING NE 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED NIGHT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.THU...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.FRI THROUGH SAT...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ127-180130-
VALDEZ NARROWS-
330 AM AKST TUE JAN 17 2017

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

.TODAY...SW WIND 15 KT BECOMING NE 15 IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 3 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 3 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED NIGHT...NE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.THU...NE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI THROUGH SAT...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ128-180130-
VALDEZ ARM-
330 AM AKST TUE JAN 17 2017

.TODAY...S WIND 20 KT BECOMING NE 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 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.
.FRI...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SAT...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ129-180130-
PASSAGE CANAL-
330 AM AKST TUE JAN 17 2017

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

.TODAY...W WIND 15 KT. GUSTS TO 25 KT NEAR WHITTIER. SEAS 2 FT.
FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...W WIND 20 KT. GUSTS TO 35 KT NEAR WHITTIER. SEAS 3 FT.
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED...W WIND 25 KT. GUSTS TO 40 KT NEAR WHITTIER. SEAS 4 FT.
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED NIGHT...W WIND 30 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.THU...W WIND 25 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.FRI...W WIND 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT...W WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

$$

PKZ130-180130-
WEST OF BARREN ISLANDS INCLUDING KAMISHAK BAY-
330 AM AKST TUE JAN 17 2017

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

.TODAY...NW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 10 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 8 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED...NW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 12 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED NIGHT...W WIND 40 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.THU...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.FRI...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.SAT...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 8 FT.

$$

PKZ131-180130-
BARREN ISLANDS EAST-
330 AM AKST TUE JAN 17 2017

...GALE WARNING WEDNESDAY...

.TODAY...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 11 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 11 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED...NW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 16 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED NIGHT...NW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 17 FT.
.THU...W WIND 40 KT. SEAS 16 FT.
.FRI...W WIND 15 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.SAT...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT.

$$

PKZ132-180130-
MARMOT ISLAND TO SITKINAK-
330 AM AKST TUE JAN 17 2017

...GALE WARNING WEDNESDAY...

.TODAY...NW WIND 15 KT EXCEPT N 20 KT N OF DANGEROUS CAPE.
SEAS 8 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...N WIND 20 KT EXCEPT N 30 KT N OF DANGEROUS CAPE.
SEAS 9 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED...NW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 11 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED NIGHT...NW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.THU...W WIND 25 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.FRI...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.SAT...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT.

$$

PKZ136-180130-
CHINIAK BAY-
330 AM AKST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WEDNESDAY...

.TODAY...NW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 2 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 25 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.THU THROUGH FRI...W WIND 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

$$

PKZ137-180130-
MARMOT BAY-
330 AM AKST TUE JAN 17 2017

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

.TODAY...NW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 4 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 4 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED NIGHT...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.THU...W WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI THROUGH SAT...NW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ138-180130-
SHELIKOF STRAIT-
330 AM AKST TUE JAN 17 2017

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

.TODAY...N WIND 20 KT. GUSTS TO 35 KT OUT OF BAYS AND PASSES.
SEAS 4 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...N WIND 20 KT. GUSTS TO 35 KT OUT OF BAYS AND PASSES.
SEAS 4 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED...NW WIND 25 KT. GUSTS TO 40 KT OUT OF BAYS AND PASSES.
SEAS 5 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED NIGHT...W WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.THU...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.FRI...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.SAT...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

$$

PKZ139-180130-
COOK INLET KALGIN ISLAND TO POINT BEDE-
330 AM AKST TUE JAN 17 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.
.WED...N WIND 10 KT INCREASING TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 3 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED NIGHT...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 3 FT.
.THU THROUGH SAT...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 4 FT.

$$

PKZ140-180130-
COOK INLET NORTH OF KALGIN ISLAND-
330 AM AKST TUE JAN 17 2017

.TODAY...N WIND 10 KT.
.TONIGHT...N WIND 10 KT IN THE EVENING BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN
10 KT.
.WED...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT.
.WED NIGHT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT.
.THU...NE WIND 10 KT.
.FRI...N WIND 15 KT.
.SAT...N WIND 10 KT.

$$

PKZ141-180130-
KACHEMAK BAY-
330 AM AKST TUE JAN 17 2017

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING TONIGHT...

.TODAY...W WIND 20 KT BECOMING N 15 KT BY LATE MORNING. SEAS 6 FT
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED...N WIND 15 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED NIGHT...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.THU THROUGH FRI...N WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

$$


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