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FZAK61 PAFC 171214
OFFAER

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
314 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF ALASKA WEST OF 144W

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.

PKZ399-180015-
314 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE WESTERN GULF OF ALASKA...
A 995 MB LOW NEAR HOMER WILL SLOWLY WEAKEN AND MOVE INLAND THIS
AFTERNOON. A 960 MB NORTH PACIFIC LOW AND ASSOCIATED FRONT WILL
MOVE INTO THE SOUTHERN GULF THIS AFTERNOON...AND THE FRONT WILL
SLOWLY MOVE NORTH TOWARD THE CENTRAL GULF BY THU AFTERNOON. A 976
MB LOW NEAR 54N 137W WILL MOVE TO 57N 148W AT 970 MB THU NIGHT.

$$

PKZ351-180015-
GULF OF ALASKA OFFSHORE NORTH OF 57N AND WEST OF 144W
314 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...

.TODAY...VARIABLE WIND 10 KT BECOMING E 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
8 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WIND 35 KT. SEAS 15 FT. RAIN.
.THU...E WIND 40 KT. SEAS 23 FT. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...E WIND 35 KT. SEAS 23 FT.
.FRI...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 17 FT.
.SAT...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 14 FT.
.SUN...SW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 13 FT.

$$

PKZ352-180015-
GULF OF ALASKA OFFSHORE SOUTH OF 57N NORTH OF 55N AND WEST OF
144W
314 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...

.TODAY...SE WIND 15 KT BECOMING E 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 9 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WIND 35 KT. SEAS 15 FT. RAIN.
.THU...E WIND 35 KT DIMINISHING TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
21 FT. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 20 FT.
.FRI...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 16 FT.
.SAT...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.SUN...SW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 16 FT.

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