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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
341 PM AKST Thu Feb 22 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 THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW wind 40 kt. Seas 14 ft.
.FRI...NW wind 40 kt diminishing to 30 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 14 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW wind 20 kt becoming SE 15 kt after midnight.
Seas 8 ft. Snow.
.SAT...N wind 30 kt. Seas 10 ft.

Cape Cleare to Gore Point-

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...W wind 40 kt. Seas 14 ft.
.FRI...NW wind 35 kt diminishing to 25 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 13 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW wind 15 kt becoming E after midnight.
Seas 6 ft. Snow.
.SAT...NW wind 35 kt. Seas 13 ft.

Resurrection Bay-

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...N wind 35 kt. Seas 7 ft. Freezing spray after midnight.
.FRI...N wind 35 kt diminishing to 25 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 7 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 15 kt diminishing to 10 kt after midnight.
Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray. Snow.
.SAT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

Prince William Sound-

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW wind 40 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.FRI...NW wind 35 kt diminishing to 25 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 7 ft subsiding to 4 ft in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SAT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

Port Valdez-

.TONIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI...E wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...NE wind 15 kt diminishing to 10 kt after midnight.
Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray. Snow.
.SAT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

Valdez Narrows-

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...NE wind 25 kt increasing to 35 kt after midnight.
Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI...NE wind 35 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 30 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray. Snow.
.SAT...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.

Valdez Arm-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...NE wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI...NE wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray. Snow.
.SAT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.

Passage Canal-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...W wind 30 kt. Seas 5 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI...W wind 30 kt. Seas 5 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...Variable wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Snow.
.SAT...W wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.

West of Barren Islands including Kamishak Bay-

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...W wind 45 kt. Seas 18 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI...W wind 35 kt becoming NW 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 11 ft
subsiding to 6 ft in the afternoon. Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...E wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Freezing spray. Widespread
snow showers.
.SAT...W wind 40 kt. Seas 15 ft.

Barren Islands East-

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW wind 45 kt. Seas 16 ft.
.FRI...NW wind 40 kt becoming W 30 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 15 ft subsiding to 10 ft in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...S wind 15 kt becoming W 30 kt after midnight.
Seas 6 ft. Snow and rain.
.SAT...NW wind 40 kt. Seas 15 ft.

Marmot Island to Sitkinak-

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...W wind 35 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.FRI...W wind 25 kt. Seas 9 ft. Rain.
.FRI NIGHT...W wind 35 kt. Seas 12 ft. Rain.
.SAT...W wind 35 kt. Seas 15 ft.

Chiniak Bay-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT AND FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.FRI...W wind 15 kt becoming SW 10 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 2 ft. Rain and snow.
.FRI NIGHT...S wind 15 kt becoming W 25 kt after midnight.
Seas 3 ft. Rain.
.SAT...W wind 30 kt. Seas 4 ft.

Marmot Bay-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT AND FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...W wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.FRI...W wind 20 kt becoming SW 10 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 3 ft. Snow.
.FRI NIGHT...S wind 15 kt becoming W 25 kt after midnight.
Seas 3 ft building to 6 ft after midnight. Snow and rain.
.SAT...W wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.

Shelikof Strait-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT AND FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...W wind 30 kt. Gusts to 45 kt out of passes.
Seas 9 ft.
.FRI...W wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...S wind 15 kt becoming W 30 kt after midnight.
Seas 3 ft building to 10 ft after midnight. Snow and rain.
.SAT...W wind 30 kt. Seas 11 ft.

Cook Inlet Kalgin Island to Point Bede-

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...W wind 35 kt. Seas in ice free waters 11 ft.
Freezing spray.
.FRI...W wind 25 kt becoming N 15 kt in the afternoon.
Seas in ice free waters 6 ft subsiding to 3 ft in the afternoon.
Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas in ice free waters 6 ft.
Freezing spray. Widespread snow showers.
.SAT...W wind 30 kt. Seas in ice free waters 8 ft.

Cook Inlet North of Kalgin Island-

.TONIGHT...W wind 15 kt. Areas of freezing fog.
.FRI...W wind 10 kt becoming NE in the afternoon.
Areas of freezing fog.
.FRI NIGHT...NE wind 15 kt becoming N 10 kt after midnight.  Snow.
.SAT...Variable wind less than 10 kt.

Kachemak Bay-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...W wind 30 kt. Seas 10 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI...NW wind 25 kt becoming N 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 6 ft
subsiding to 2 ft in the afternoon. Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Widespread snow showers.
.SAT...W wind 35 kt. Seas 10 ft.

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