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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
307 PM AKST THU DEC 25 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.

PKZ199-261300-
307 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014
.SYNOPSIS FOR SOUTHWEST ALASKA+BRISTOL BAY+THE ALASKA
PENINSULA WATERS AND THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS...
A WEATHER FRONT SITUATED FROM THE CENTRAL BERING TO THE KUSKOKWIM
DELTA MOVES INLAND OVER SOUTHWEST ALASKA TONIGHT. A 967 MB LOW
240 NM SOUTH OF ATTU STRENGTHENS TO 959 MB 145 NM NORTHWEST OF
ATTU LATE FRI MORNING...THEN MOVES TO 215 NM WEST-NORTHWEST OF
ATTU FRI AFTERNOON AND REMAINS STATIONARY WITH LITTLE CHANGE IN
STRENGTH THROUGH SAT AFTERNOON. AN ASSOCIATED WEATHER FRONT
CROSSES THE WESTERN ALEUTIANS INTO THE SOUTHWESTERN BERING THIS
EVENING AND THEN BECOMES STATIONARY AND WEAKENS OVER THE NORTHERN
AND EASTERN BERING LATE FRI INTO SAT.

$$

PKZ150-261300-
SOUTH OF THE AK PENINSULA SITKINAK TO CASTLE CAPE-
307 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 16 FT.
.FRI...W WIND 30 KT DIMINISHING TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 14 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 11 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...SE WIND 40 KT. SEAS 14 FT.
.SAT NIGHT AND SUN...SE WIND 40 KT. SEAS 20 FT.
.MON...SE WIND 35 KT. SEAS 15 FT.
.TUE...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 15 FT.

$$

PKZ155-261300-
SOUTH OF THE AK PENINSULA CASTLE CAPE TO CAPE SARICHEF-
307 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 18 FT.
.FRI...S WIND 30 KT EXCEPT W 25 KT FROM THE SHUMAGIN ISLANDS E.
SEAS 16 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 30 KT EXCEPT 20 KT FROM THE SHUMAGIN ISLANDS
E. SEAS 14 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...SE WIND 40 KT. SEAS 17 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WIND 40 KT. SEAS 16 FT.
.SUN...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.MON...S WIND 35 KT. SEAS 19 FT.
.TUE...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 20 FT.

$$

PKZ160-261300-
BRISTOL BAY-
307 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...SW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 9 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WIND 30 KT BECOMING S 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 11 FT
SUBSIDING TO 7 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WIND 40 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.SUN...E WIND 35 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.MON...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.TUE...S WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

$$

PKZ165-261300-
PORT HEIDEN TO CAPE SARICHEF-
307 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW WIND 40 KT BECOMING W 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
17 FT. RAIN SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WIND 25 KT IN THE MORNING BECOMING S 30 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.SAT...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WIND 35 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.SUN...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.MON...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.TUE...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 9 FT.

$$

PKZ170-261300-
CAPE SARICHEF TO NIKOLSKI BERING SIDE-
307 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW WIND 40 KT BECOMING S 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
19 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN SHOWERS.
.FRI...S WIND 45 KT. SEAS 15 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 35 KT. SEAS 13 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN.
.SAT...S WIND 35 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.SUN...E WIND 30 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.MON THROUGH TUE...SW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 12 FT.

$$

PKZ171-261300-
UNALASKA BAY-
307 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW WIND 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT DIMINISHING TO S 20
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...S WIND 25 KT. GUSTS TO 40 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 25 KT. GUSTS TO 40 KT. SEAS 4 FT. RAIN.
.SAT...S WIND 25 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON THROUGH TUE...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ172-261300-
CAPE SARICHEF TO NIKOLSKI PACIFIC SIDE-
307 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 20 FT.
.FRI...S WIND 40 KT. SEAS 19 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 35 KT. SEAS 23 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN AND SNOW.
.SAT...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 19 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.MON...SW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 19 FT.
.TUE...SW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 22 FT.

$$

PKZ173-261300-
NIKOLSKI TO SEGUAM ISLAND BERING SIDE-
307 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...STORM WARNING FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...SW WIND 35 KT EARLY BECOMING S 45 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 18 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN.
.FRI...S WIND 50 KT. SEAS 20 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 18 FT SUBSIDING TO 13 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.SAT...S WIND 25 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 40 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.MON...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 14 FT.
.TUE...SW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 12 FT.

$$

PKZ174-261300-
NIKOLSKI TO SEGUAM ISLAND PACIFIC SIDE-
307 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...STORM WARNING FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...SW WIND 35 KT INCREASING TO S 45 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 21 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...S WIND 50 KT. SEAS 25 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 25 KT. SEAS 23 FT. RAIN.
.SAT...S WIND 25 KT. SEAS 16 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WIND 35 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 40 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.MON...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 15 FT.
.TUE...SW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 19 FT.

$$

PKZ175-261300-
SEGUAM ISLAND TO ADAK BERING SIDE-
307 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...S WIND 45 KT. SEAS 15 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN.
.FRI...S WIND 45 KT EARLY DIMINISHING TO SW 30 KT BY AFTERNOON.
SEAS 15 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 12 FT.  SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WIND 25 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.SUN...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.MON...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.TUE...SW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 13 FT.

$$

PKZ176-261300-
SEGUAM ISLAND TO ADAK PACIFIC SIDE-
307 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...S WIND 45 KT. SEAS 24 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN.
.FRI...S WIND 45 KT DIMINISHING TO SW 30 KT BY AFTERNOON. SEAS 25
FT. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 25 KT. SEAS 19 FT. SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WIND 25 KT. SEAS 16 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WIND 35 KT. SEAS 14 FT.
.SUN THROUGH MON...W WIND 30 KT. SEAS 15 FT.
.TUE...SW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 17 FT.

$$

PKZ177-261300-
ADAK TO KISKA-
307 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SE WIND 45 KT IN THE EVENING BECOMING SW 30 KT. SEAS
21 FT. RAIN.
.FRI...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 20 FT.  SNOW SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 35 KT. SEAS 18 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT...S WIND 35 KT. SEAS 19 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 16 FT.
.SUN...W WIND 15 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.MON...W WIND 25 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.TUE...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 13 FT.

$$

PKZ178-261300-
KISKA TO ATTU-
307 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...STORM WARNING TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SE WIND 45 KT IN THE EVENING BECOMING SW 50 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 25 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.FRI...SW WIND 45 KT. SEAS 25 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 23 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 23 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 18 FT.
.SUN THROUGH MON...W WIND 25 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.TUE...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 13 FT.

$$

PKZ179-261300-
PRIBILOF ISLANDS NEAR SHORE WATERS-
307 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WIND 15 KT BECOMING SE 20 KT TOWARD MORNING.
SEAS 13 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.FRI...SE WIND 40 KT. SEAS 19 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 35 KT DIMINISHING TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 19 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN.
.SAT...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 14 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WIND 25 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.MON...SE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.TUE...S WIND 25 KT. SEAS 13 FT.

$$

PKZ180-261300-
KUSKOKWIM DELTA AND ETOLIN STRAIT-
307 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW WIND 30 KT IN THE EVENING BECOMING NW 20 KT. SEAS
IN ICE FREE WATERS 10 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.FRI...NW WIND 20 KT BECOMING SE 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS IN
ICE FREE WATERS 10 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WIND 25 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 10 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 11 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WIND 35 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 11 FT.
.SUN...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 6 FT.
.MON...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 8 FT.
.TUE...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 10 FT.

$$

PKZ181-261300-
NORTH AND WEST OF NUNIVAK ISLAND-
307 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING FRIDAY NIGHT...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 8 FT. HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY.
.FRI...N WIND 20 KT BECOMING E 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS IN
ICE FREE WATERS 7 FT. SNOW. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.FRI NIGHT...E WIND 35 KT IN THE EVENING BECOMING S 25 KT. SEAS
IN ICE FREE WATERS 12 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN AND SNOW.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 13 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 7 FT.
.MON...E WIND 30 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 7 FT.
.TUE...S WIND 25 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 10 FT.

$$

PKZ185-261300-
SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND WATERS-
307 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...STORM WARNING FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...E OF SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND...N WIND 25 KT. W OF SAINT
MATTHEW ISLAND...NE WIND 30 KT BECOMING E 40 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 13 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY FROM SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND NORTH.
.FRI...E OF SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND...NE WIND 30 KT BECOMING E 45 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. W OF SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND...E WIND 50 KT. SEAS
19 FT. SNOW. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY FROM SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND NORTH.
.FRI NIGHT...E WIND 50 KT IN THE EVENING BECOMING S 30 KT. SEAS
19 FT. SNOW IN THE EVENING CHANGING TO RAIN. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY
IN THE EVENING NORTH OF SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 18 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 15 FT.
.MON...E WIND 30 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.TUE...S WIND 25 KT. SEAS 13 FT.

$$


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