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FZAK51 PAFC 042247
CWFAER

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
247 PM AKDT WED MAY 4 2016

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.

PKZ197-051215-
247 PM AKDT WED MAY 4 2016
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE NORTH GULF COAST+KODIAK ISLAND WATERS+
COOK INLET...
A FRONT IN THE NORTHERN GULF WEAKENS OVERNIGHT...MEANWHILE A
STRONGER FRONT ENTERS THE SOUTHERN GULF THU MORNING AND MOVES
INTO THE NORTHERN GULF THU AFTERNOON. A 987 MB NORTH PACIFIC LOW
MOVES TO 200 NM SOUTH OF SITKINAK AT 990 MB FRI MORNING...THEN
MOVES TO 110 NM SOUTHEAST OF SITKINAK AT 998 MB FRI AFTERNOON.

$$

PKZ119-051215-
CAPE SUCKLING TO CAPE CLEARE-
247 PM AKDT WED MAY 4 2016

...GALE WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SE WIND 35 KT DIMINISHING TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
9 FT. RAIN.
.THU...E WIND 30 KT INCREASING TO 45 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 FT
BUILDING TO 13 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...SE WIND 35 KT BECOMING S 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. NEAR THE
COAST...E WIND 40 KT. SEAS 13 FT. RAIN.
.FRI...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.SAT...W WIND 15 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.SUN THROUGH MON...SW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 6 FT.

$$

PKZ120-051215-
CAPE CLEARE TO GORE POINT-
247 PM AKDT WED MAY 4 2016

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

.TONIGHT...E WIND 30 KT BECOMING SE 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 8 FT.
.THU...E WIND 30 KT INCREASING TO 40 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 FT
BUILDING TO 13 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...E WIND 40 KT BECOMING SE 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 13
FT. RAIN.
.FRI...SE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...VARIABLE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.SAT...W WIND 15 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.SUN THROUGH MON...S WIND 15 KT. SEAS 6 FT.

$$

PKZ121-051215-
RESURRECTION BAY-
247 PM AKDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TONIGHT...N WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. HIGHER WINDS AND SEAS S OF CAINES
HEAD. RAIN.
.THU...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT BECOMING N 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 FT. HIGHER WINDS AND SEAS S OF CAINES HEAD. RAIN SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WIND 15 KT IN THE EVENING BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN
10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. HIGHER WINDS AND SEAS S OF CAINES HEAD. RAIN.
.FRI...S WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...VARIABLE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...N WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.MON...VARIABLE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ125-051215-
PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-
247 PM AKDT WED MAY 4 2016

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

.TONIGHT...E WIND 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT. RAIN.
.THU...E WIND 25 KT. GUSTS TO 35 KT NEAR THE HINCHINBROOK
ENTRANCE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 FT. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...E WIND 30 KT. SEAS 7 FT. RAIN.
.FRI...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...W WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.MON...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

$$

PKZ126-051215-
PORT VALDEZ-
247 PM AKDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.THU...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...E WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. RAIN.
.FRI...SW WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.MON...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

$$

PKZ127-051215-
VALDEZ NARROWS-
247 PM AKDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TONIGHT...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.THU...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. RAIN.
.FRI...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN...N WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.MON...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

$$

PKZ128-051215-
VALDEZ ARM-
247 PM AKDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TONIGHT...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. RAIN.
.THU...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. RAIN.
.FRI...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT THROUGH MON...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

$$

PKZ129-051215-
PASSAGE CANAL-
247 PM AKDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TONIGHT...E WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. RAIN.
.THU...E WIND 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT. RAIN SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...E WIND 15 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 2 FT. RAIN.
.FRI AND FRI NIGHT...E WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT THROUGH MON...E WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

$$

PKZ130-051215-
WEST OF BARREN ISLANDS INCLUDING KAMISHAK BAY-
247 PM AKDT WED MAY 4 2016

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

.TONIGHT...E WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.THU...E WIND 25 KT BECOMING NE 40 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 10 FT.
RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...E WIND 35 KT. SEAS 10 FT. RAIN.
.FRI...E WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...VARIABLE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN THROUGH MON...SE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

$$

PKZ131-051215-
BARREN ISLANDS EAST-
247 PM AKDT WED MAY 4 2016

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

.TONIGHT...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.THU...E WIND 35 KT INCREASING TO 45 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 8 FT
BUILDING TO 14 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...SE WIND 40 KT BECOMING S 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
12 FT.
.FRI...SE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...VARIABLE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.SAT THROUGH MON...S WIND 15 KT. SEAS 7 FT.

$$

PKZ132-051215-
MARMOT ISLAND TO SITKINAK-
247 PM AKDT WED MAY 4 2016

...GALE WARNING THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...SW WIND 20 KT BECOMING SE 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6
FT BUILDING TO 10 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.THU...E WIND 40 KT. SEAS 14 FT. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.FRI...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...VARIABLE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.SAT...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.SUN...SW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.MON...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT.

$$

PKZ136-051215-
CHINIAK BAY-
247 PM AKDT WED MAY 4 2016

...GALE WARNING THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT BECOMING SE 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FT BUILDING TO 5 FT . RAIN SHOWERS.
.THU...NE WIND 35 KT. SEAS 9 FT. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...SE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.FRI...SE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT THROUGH MON...S WIND 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ137-051215-
MARMOT BAY-
247 PM AKDT WED MAY 4 2016

...GALE WARNING THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT BECOMING SE 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3  BUILDING TO 6 FT.
.THU...NE WIND 35 KT. SEAS 12 FT. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...SE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 6 FT. RAIN.
.FRI...SE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...SW WIND 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...S WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.MON...S WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ138-051215-
SHELIKOF STRAIT-
247 PM AKDT WED MAY 4 2016

...GALE WARNING THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.THU...NE WIND 40 KT. SEAS 16 FT. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...E WIND 25 KT IN THE EVENING BECOMING VARIABLE 10 KT.
SEAS 10 FT SUBSIDING TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.FRI...VARIABLE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...VARIABLE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...S WIND 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.MON...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

$$

PKZ139-051215-
COOK INLET KALGIN ISLAND TO POINT BEDE-
247 PM AKDT WED MAY 4 2016

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

.TONIGHT...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.THU...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 7 FT. RAIN.
.FRI...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WIND 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...S WIND 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...S WIND 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

$$

PKZ140-051215-
COOK INLET NORTH OF KALGIN ISLAND-
247 PM AKDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TONIGHT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.THU...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT. RAIN.
.FRI...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT THROUGH MON...S WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

$$

PKZ141-051215-
KACHEMAK BAY-
247 PM AKDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TONIGHT...E WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.THU...E WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...E WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT. RAIN.
.FRI AND FRI NIGHT...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT...S WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN...VARIABLE WIND LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.MON...SE WIND 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

$$



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