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CWFAER

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
342 PM AKST Sat Dec 16 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.

PKZ197-171400-
342 PM AKST Sat Dec 16 2017
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE NORTH GULF COAST+KODIAK ISLAND WATERS+
COOK INLET...
Troughs move over the North Gulf Coast as a 986 mb low forms 120 nm
West of Kodiak City tonight. This low moves to 180 nm Southwest of
Klawock by Mon afternoon.

$$

PKZ119-171400-
Cape Suckling to Cape Cleare-
342 PM AKST Sat Dec 16 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW wind 25 kt diminishing to 15 kt after midnight. Seas
14 ft. Rain showers.
.SUN...S wind 15 kt. Seas 13 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.MON...N wind 15 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.MON NIGHT...W wind 15 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.TUE...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.WED...SW wind 20 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.THU...SE wind 20 kt. Seas 12 ft.

$$

PKZ120-171400-
Cape Cleare to Gore Point-
342 PM AKST Sat Dec 16 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW wind 20 kt. Seas 13 ft. Rain showers.
.SUN...SE wind 15 kt becoming NE in the afternoon. Seas 12 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N wind 20 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.MON...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.TUE...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.WED...SW wind 20 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.THU...SE wind 20 kt. Seas 14 ft.

$$

PKZ121-171400-
Resurrection Bay-
342 PM AKST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Snow showers
and rain showers.
.SUN...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.MON...N wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE...S wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.WED...S wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.THU...S wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

PKZ125-171400-
Prince William Sound-
342 PM AKST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...S wind 10 kt becoming E after midnight. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Rain showers.
.SUN NIGHT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON...N wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE...SE wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.WED...S wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.THU...E wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ126-171400-
Port Valdez-
342 PM AKST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Widespread snow
showers.
.SUN...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E wind 10 kt becoming NE 15 kt after midnight. Seas 3 ft.
.MON...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE THROUGH WED...E wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.THU...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

PKZ127-171400-
Valdez Narrows-
342 PM AKST Sat Dec 16 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY SUNDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Widespread snow showers.
.SUN...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.TUE THROUGH WED...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.THU...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

PKZ128-171400-
Valdez Arm-
342 PM AKST Sat Dec 16 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY SUNDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN...NE wind 10 kt increasing to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.MON...N wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE THROUGH WED...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.THU...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

PKZ129-171400-
Passage Canal-
342 PM AKST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W wind 10 kt increasing to 15 kt after midnight. Seas
2 ft. Freezing spray.
.MON...W wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE THROUGH THU...E wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ130-171400-
West of Barren Islands including Kamishak Bay-
342 PM AKST Sat Dec 16 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY SUNDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SE wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SUN...NE wind 20 kt becoming NW after midnight. Seas 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 9 ft. Freezing spray.
.MON...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.TUE...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.WED...S wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.THU...E wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.

$$

PKZ131-171400-
Barren Islands East-
342 PM AKST Sat Dec 16 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW wind 20 kt. Seas 13 ft.
.SUN...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 13 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.MON...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.TUE...SW wind 30 kt. Seas 11 ft.
.WED...S wind 20 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.THU...SE wind 25 kt. Seas 15 ft.

$$

PKZ132-171400-
Marmot Island to Sitkinak-
342 PM AKST Sat Dec 16 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW wind 30 kt. Seas 18 ft. Rain showers.
.SUN...NW wind 15 kt increasing to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 15 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 13 ft.
.MON...W wind 25 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW wind 30 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.TUE...SW wind 30 kt. Seas 14 ft.
.WED...S wind 25 kt. Seas 11 ft.
.THU...SE wind 25 kt. Seas 16 ft.

$$

PKZ136-171400-
Chiniak Bay-
342 PM AKST Sat Dec 16 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY SUNDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...S wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN...W wind 10 kt becoming NW 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.MON...W wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.TUE...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.WED...S wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.THU...SE wind 20 kt. Seas 7 ft.

$$

PKZ137-171400-
Marmot Bay-
342 PM AKST Sat Dec 16 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY SUNDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...S wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN...W wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON...W wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.TUE...SW wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.WED...S wind 20 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.THU...E wind 20 kt. Seas 7 ft.

$$

PKZ138-171400-
Shelikof Strait-
342 PM AKST Sat Dec 16 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...S wind 15 kt. Seas 6 ft subsiding to 4 ft after midnight.
.SUN...NW wind 15 kt increasing to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NW wind 25 kt becoming S 15 kt after midnight. Seas 6 ft.
.MON...W wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.TUE...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.WED...S wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.THU...E wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.

$$

PKZ139-171400-
Cook Inlet Kalgin Island to Point Bede-
342 PM AKST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...SE wind 10 kt becoming NE 15 kt after midnight. Seas 4 ft.
.SUN...N wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N wind 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.TUE...W wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.WED...S wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.THU...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.

$$

PKZ140-171400-
Cook Inlet North of Kalgin Island-
342 PM AKST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming NE 15 kt after
midnight. Seas 1 ft building to 3 ft after midnight.
.SUN...N wind 15 kt diminishing to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas
3 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 1 ft. Patchy
freezing fog.
.MON AND MON NIGHT...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE THROUGH WED...N wind 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.THU...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

PKZ141-171400-
Kachemak Bay-
342 PM AKST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TONIGHT...SE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN...NE wind 10 kt becoming N 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE THROUGH WED...S wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.THU...E wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

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