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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
332 PM AKST Wed Feb 21 2018

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.

Cape Suckling to Cape Cleare-

...GALE WARNING THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...S wind 15 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.THU...S wind 20 kt becoming W 30 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 6 ft building to 9 ft. Rain.
.THU NIGHT...NW wind 35 kt. Seas 13 ft.
.FRI...NW wind 35 kt. Seas 13 ft.

Cape Cleare to Gore Point-

...GALE WARNING THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW wind 15 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.THU...W wind 20 kt increasing to 35 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 6 ft building to 10 ft in the afternoon. Rain.
.THU NIGHT...W wind 40 kt. Seas 14 ft.
.FRI...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 12 ft.

Resurrection Bay-

...GALE WARNING THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming S 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 ft. Rain.
.THU...S wind 10 kt becoming N 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft
building to 4 ft in the afternoon. Rain.
.THU NIGHT...N wind 35 kt. Seas 7 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI...N wind 35 kt. Seas 7 ft.

Prince William Sound-

...GALE WARNING THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming E 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 ft.
.THU...NE wind 15 kt becoming NW 10 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 2 ft. Rain and snow.
.THU NIGHT...NW wind 35 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.FRI...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft.

Port Valdez-

.TONIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Snow.
.THU...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Widespread snow
showers.
.THU NIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI...E wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.

Valdez Narrows-

...GALE WARNING THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Snow.
.THU...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Widespread snow showers.
.THU NIGHT...NE wind 35 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.FRI...N wind 40 kt. Seas 4 ft.

Valdez Arm-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.THU...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Widespread snow and rain showers.
.THU NIGHT...NE wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.FRI...N wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.

Passage Canal-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...E wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Snow.
.THU...Variable wind 10 kt becoming W 15 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 2 ft. Snow.
.THU NIGHT...W wind 30 kt. Seas 5 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI...W wind 30 kt. Seas 5 ft.

West of Barren Islands including Kamishak Bay-

...GALE WARNING THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...E wind 15 kt becoming W 20 kt after midnight.
Seas 3 ft.
.THU...W wind 25 kt increasing to 35 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 7 ft building to 11 ft in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W wind 40 kt. Seas 15 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 10 ft.

Barren Islands East-

...GALE WARNING THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.THU...W wind 25 kt increasing to 35 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 9 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NW wind 40 kt. Seas 15 ft.
.FRI...NW wind 35 kt. Seas 14 ft.

Marmot Island to Sitkinak-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.THU...W wind 30 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W wind 30 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.FRI...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 10 ft.

Chiniak Bay-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW wind 20 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.THU...W wind 20 kt increasing to 30 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W wind 25 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.FRI...W wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.

Marmot Bay-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.THU...W wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.FRI...W wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.

Shelikof Strait-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.THU...W wind 30 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W wind 25 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.FRI...W wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.

Cook Inlet Kalgin Island to Point Bede-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming SW 15 kt after
midnight. Seas in ice free waters 2 ft.
.THU...W wind 30 kt. Seas in ice free waters 8 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W wind 30 kt. Seas in ice free waters 9 ft.
Freezing spray.
.FRI...NW wind 20 kt. Seas in ice free waters 4 ft.

Cook Inlet North of Kalgin Island-

.TONIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt.
.THU...S wind 15 kt.
.THU NIGHT...W wind 15 kt.
.FRI...NW wind 10 kt.

Kachemak Bay-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...S wind 10 kt increasing to 15 kt after midnight.
Seas 2 ft. Rain.
.THU...W wind 30 kt. Seas building to 8 ft by afternoon. Rain.
.THU NIGHT...W wind 30 kt. Seas 8 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.

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