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CWFAER

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
353 AM AKST Sun Dec 17 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.

PKZ197-180215-
353 AM AKST Sun Dec 17 2017
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE NORTH GULF COAST+KODIAK ISLAND WATERS+
COOK INLET...

A 991 mb low 60 nm northwest of Port Heiden will move over Kodiak
Island to 65 nm southwest of Seward at 996 mb this afternoon, then
move into the eastern Gulf Mon morning. A trough of low pressure
persists through Tue morning.

$$

PKZ119-180215-
Cape Suckling to Cape Cleare-
353 AM AKST Sun Dec 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH MONDAY...

.TODAY...S wind 20 kt in the morning becoming variable 10 kt. Seas
13 ft.
.TONIGHT...E wind 15 kt. Seas 11 ft.
.MON...N wind 15 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.MON NIGHT...W wind 15 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.TUE THROUGH WED...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 11 ft.
.THU...SE wind 25 kt. Seas 14 ft.

$$

PKZ120-180215-
Cape Cleare to Gore Point-
353 AM AKST Sun Dec 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH TONIGHT...

.TODAY...E wind 15 kt becoming N in the afternoon. Seas 12 ft.
.TONIGHT...N wind 20 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.MON...N wind 20 kt in the morning becoming variable 10 kt. Seas
7 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.TUE...SW wind 30 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.WED...SW wind 20 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.THU...E wind 25 kt. Seas 18 ft.

$$

PKZ121-180215-
Resurrection Bay-
353 AM AKST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...N wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.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 THROUGH THU...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ125-180215-
Prince William Sound-
353 AM AKST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...NE wind 10 kt increasing to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas
2 ft. Widespread snow showers.
.TONIGHT...N wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON...N wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE...SE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.WED...SW wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.THU...E wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

PKZ126-180215-
Port Valdez-
353 AM AKST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...E wind 10 kt becoming NE 15 kt after midnight. Seas 3
ft.
.MON...NE wind 15 kt diminishing to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas
3 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE THROUGH THU...E wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ127-180215-
Valdez Narrows-
353 AM AKST Sun Dec 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT AND MONDAY...

.TODAY...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.TONIGHT AND MON...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.TUE...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.WED...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.THU...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

PKZ128-180215-
Valdez Arm-
353 AM AKST Sun Dec 17 2017

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

$$

PKZ129-180215-
Passage Canal-
353 AM AKST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TONIGHT AND MON...W wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE...E wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.WED...W wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.THU...E wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

PKZ130-180215-
West of Barren Islands including Kamishak Bay-
353 AM AKST Sun Dec 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH MONDAY...

.TODAY...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.TONIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 9 ft. Freezing spray.
.MON...NW wind 25 kt becoming N 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 8 ft
subsiding to 4 ft in the afternoon.
.MON NIGHT...SE wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.TUE...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.WED...S wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.THU...E wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft.

$$

PKZ131-180215-
Barren Islands East-
353 AM AKST Sun Dec 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH MONDAY...

.TODAY...W wind 15 kt becoming NW 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas
13 ft.
.TONIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.MON...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S wind 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.TUE...SW wind 30 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.WED...SW wind 20 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.THU...E wind 30 kt. Seas 19 ft.

$$

PKZ132-180215-
Marmot Island to Sitkinak-
353 AM AKST Sun Dec 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH MONDAY...

.TODAY...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 15 ft.
.TONIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 12 ft.
.MON...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW wind 30 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.TUE...SW wind 30 kt. Seas 12 ft.
.WED...S wind 25 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.THU...SE wind 30 kt. Seas 19 ft.

$$

PKZ136-180215-
Chiniak Bay-
353 AM AKST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...W wind 10 kt becoming NW 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3
ft.
.TONIGHT...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON...NW wind 15 kt in the morning becoming variable less than
10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.TUE...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.WED...S wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.THU...E wind 25 kt. Seas 9 ft.

$$

PKZ137-180215-
Marmot Bay-
353 AM AKST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...NW wind 10 kt increasing to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas
2 ft.
.TONIGHT...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON...W wind 15 kt diminishing to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas
2 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.TUE...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.WED...S wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.THU...E wind 25 kt. Seas 10 ft.

$$

PKZ138-180215-
Shelikof Strait-
353 AM AKST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.TONIGHT...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.MON...W wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S wind 30 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.TUE...SW wind 30 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.WED...S wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.THU...E wind 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.

$$

PKZ139-180215-
Cook Inlet Kalgin Island to Point Bede-
353 AM AKST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...N wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.TONIGHT...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Patchy freezing fog.
.MON...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Patchy freezing fog.
.MON NIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.TUE...W wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.WED...SW wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.THU...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.

$$

PKZ140-180215-
Cook Inlet North of Kalgin Island-
353 AM AKST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...N wind 15 kt diminishing to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas
3 ft. Patchy freezing fog.
.TONIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Areas of
freezing fog.
.MON...Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming NE 10 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 ft. Areas of freezing fog.
.MON NIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.TUE...NW wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.WED THROUGH THU...N wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.

$$

PKZ141-180215-
Kachemak Bay-
353 AM AKST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...NE wind 10 kt becoming N 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2
ft.
.TONIGHT...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE...SW wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.WED...S wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.THU...E wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$


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