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FZAK51 PAFC 190043
CWFAER

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
343 PM 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.

PKZ197-191400-
343 PM 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 WEAKEN THROUGH
FRI. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE SOUTHWESTERN GULF THU AND
SHIFT INTO THE CENTRAL GULF FRI.

$$

PKZ119-191400-
CAPE SUCKLING TO CAPE CLEARE-
343 PM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WIND 20 KT INCREASING TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
10 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 11 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 9 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.FRI AND FRI NIGHT...VARIABLE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.SAT...NW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.SUN...SW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.MON...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 13 FT.

$$

PKZ120-191400-
CAPE CLEARE TO GORE POINT-
343 PM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WIND 25 KT INCREASING TO 35 KT BY MIDNIGHT. SEAS 10
FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 10 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...NW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.FRI...VARIABLE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.SAT...SW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.SUN...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.MON...E WIND 25 KT. SEAS 13 FT.

$$

PKZ121-191400-
RESURRECTION BAY-
343 PM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.TONIGHT...N WIND 35 KT. SEAS 7 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...N WIND 35 KT. SEAS 7 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...N WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.FRI...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT THROUGH MON...N WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

$$

PKZ125-191400-
PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-
343 PM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...N WIND 15 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.MON...E WIND 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ126-191400-
PORT VALDEZ-
343 PM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NE WIND 15 KT INCREASING TO 30 KT DURING THE EVENING.
SEAS BUILDING TO 6 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.FRI...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT THROUGH MON...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

$$

PKZ127-191400-
VALDEZ NARROWS-
343 PM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NE WIND 25 KT INCREASING TO 40 KT DURING THE EVENING.
SEAS 4 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...NE WIND 35 KT. SEAS 4 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 3 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.FRI...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ128-191400-
VALDEZ ARM-
343 PM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NE WIND 25 KT INCREASING TO 35 KT DURING THE EVENING.
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. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.FRI...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN THROUGH MON...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ129-191400-
PASSAGE CANAL-
343 PM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.TONIGHT...W WIND 40 KT. STRONGER GUSTS 50 KT NEAR WHITTIER. SEAS
6 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...W WIND 35 KT. STRONGER GUSTS 45 KT NEAR WHITTIER. SEAS 5
FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...W WIND 20 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 3 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.FRI...E WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.MON...E WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

$$

PKZ130-191400-
WEST OF BARREN ISLANDS INCLUDING KAMISHAK BAY-
343 PM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NW WIND 25 KT INCREASING TO 35 KT DURING THE EVENING.
SEAS 10 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...W WIND 25 KT BECOMING NW 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 FT.
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.FRI...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.MON...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

$$

PKZ131-191400-
BARREN ISLANDS EAST-
343 PM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 14 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...NW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 11 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...NW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.FRI AND FRI NIGHT...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.MON...E WIND 25 KT. SEAS 15 FT.

$$

PKZ132-191400-
MARMOT ISLAND TO SITKINAK-
343 PM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WIND 25 KT DIMINISHING TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. N OF
DANGEROUS CAPE...NW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 11 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.FRI...S WIND 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.SAT...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.SUN...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.MON...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 16 FT.

$$

PKZ136-191400-
CHINIAK BAY-
343 PM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 4 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...W WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT BECOMING S 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI AND FRI NIGHT...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...W WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.MON...E WIND 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

$$

PKZ137-191400-
MARMOT BAY-
343 PM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT...

.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 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...W WIND 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.MON...E WIND 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

$$

PKZ138-191400-
SHELIKOF STRAIT-
343 PM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NW WIND 25 KT BECOMING W 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5
FT SUBSIDING. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...SW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...SE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.FRI...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SUN THROUGH MON...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

$$

PKZ139-191400-
COOK INLET KALGIN ISLAND TO POINT BEDE-
343 PM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WIND 20 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 3 FT. HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 3 FT. HEAVY FREEZING
SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 5 FT. HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY.
.FRI...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 5 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...N WIND 20 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 5 FT.
.MON...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 5 FT.

$$

PKZ140-191400-
COOK INLET NORTH OF KALGIN ISLAND-
343 PM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT.
.THU...NE WIND 10 KT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 10 KT.
.FRI...NE WIND 10 KT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WIND 15 KT.
.SAT THROUGH MON...N WIND 15 KT.

$$

PKZ141-191400-
KACHEMAK BAY-
343 PM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...N WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WIND 15 KT BECOMING NE 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI...SE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

$$



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