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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
327 AM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR SOUTHWEST ALASKA+BRISTOL BAY+THE
ALASKA PENINSULA WATERS AND THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS UP TO 100 NM OUT.

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.

PKZ199-260115-
327 AM AKST THU DEC 25 2014
.SYNOPSIS FOR SOUTHWEST ALASKA+BRISTOL BAY+THE ALASKA
PENINSULA WATERS AND THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS...

A 982 MB LOW 150 NM NORTHEAST OF SHEMYA WEAKENS TO 999 MB 150 NM
NORTH OF COLD BAY LATE THU NIGHT BEFORE MOVING INLAND OVER
BRISTOL BAY FRI MORNING. A 984 MB NORTH PACIFIC LOW DEEPENS TO
962 MB 80 NM NORTH OF SHEMYA FRI MORNING THEN REMAINS STEADY WHILE
DRIFTING TO 260 NM NORTHWEST OF SHEMYA SAT MORNING.

$$

PKZ150-260115-
SOUTH OF THE AK PENINSULA SITKINAK TO CASTLE CAPE-
327 AM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 18 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 16 FT.
.FRI...W WIND 30 KT DIMINISHING TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
13 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.SAT...SE WIND 45 KT. SEAS 20 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 35 KT. SEAS 18 FT.
.MON...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 15 FT.

$$

PKZ155-260115-
SOUTH OF THE AK PENINSULA CASTLE CAPE TO CAPE SARICHEF-
327 AM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 20 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 18 FT.
.FRI...S WIND 30 KT EXCEPT W 25 KT FROM THE SHUMAGIN ISLANDS E.
SEAS 15 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 14 FT.
.SAT...SE WIND 40 KT. SEAS 16 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.MON...E WIND 25 KT. SEAS 18 FT.

$$

PKZ160-260115-
BRISTOL BAY-
327 AM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING TODAY...

.TODAY...SW WIND 40 KT DIMINISHING TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
12 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.TONIGHT...SW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 9 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WIND 30 KT BECOMING SW 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 10
FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.SAT...SE WIND 40 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.MON...E WIND 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT.

$$

PKZ165-260115-
PORT HEIDEN TO CAPE SARICHEF-
327 AM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TODAY...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 16 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.TONIGHT...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 17 FT. RAIN SHOWERS.
.FRI...S WIND 35 KT EXCEPT SW 25 KT FROM PORT MOLLER E. SEAS 12
FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WIND 35 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.SAT...SE WIND 35 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.MON...E WIND 30 KT. SEAS 8 FT.

$$

PKZ170-260115-
CAPE SARICHEF TO NIKOLSKI BERING SIDE-
327 AM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TODAY...SW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 18 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 17 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...S WIND 40 KT. SEAS 15 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 40 KT. SEAS 15 FT.
.SAT...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.MON...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 11 FT.

$$

PKZ171-260115-
UNALASKA BAY-
327 AM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FRIDAY...

.TODAY...SW WIND 20 KT. GUSTS TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5
FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...S WIND 25 KT. SEAS 4 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.SAT...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.MON...NE WIND 15 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

$$

PKZ172-260115-
CAPE SARICHEF TO NIKOLSKI PACIFIC SIDE-
327 AM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TODAY...SW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 21 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 21 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...S WIND 40 KT. SEAS 20 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 40 KT. SEAS 22 FT.
.SAT...SW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 18 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.MON...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 19 FT.

$$

PKZ173-260115-
NIKOLSKI TO SEGUAM ISLAND BERING SIDE-
327 AM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TODAY...SW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 19 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...S WIND 30 KT INCREASING TO 45 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
18 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...S WIND 45 KT. SEAS 20 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 17 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...SE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 14 FT.
.MON...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 15 FT.

$$

PKZ174-260115-
NIKOLSKI TO SEGUAM ISLAND PACIFIC SIDE-
327 AM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TODAY...SW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 24 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...S WIND 30 KT INCREASING TO 45 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
22 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI...S WIND 45 KT. SEAS 25 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 35 KT. SEAS 23 FT.
.SAT...S WIND 25 KT. SEAS 16 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 25 KT. SEAS 18 FT.
.MON...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 16 FT.

$$

PKZ175-260115-
SEGUAM ISLAND TO ADAK BERING SIDE-
327 AM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TODAY...SW WIND 45 KT DIMINISHING TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 18 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...S WIND 45 KT. SEAS 15 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN AND SNOW.
.FRI...SW WIND 45 KT DIMINISHING TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
14 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.SAT...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.SUN...S WIND 25 KT. SEAS 14 FT.
.MON...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 14 FT.

$$

PKZ176-260115-
SEGUAM ISLAND TO ADAK PACIFIC SIDE-
327 AM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TODAY...SW WIND 45 KT DIMINISHING TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
27 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...S WIND 45 KT. SEAS 23 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN.
.FRI...SW WIND 45 KT DIMINISHING TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
24 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 19 FT.
.SAT...S WIND 35 KT. SEAS 17 FT.
.SUN...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 20 FT.
.MON...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 15 FT.

$$

PKZ177-260115-
ADAK TO KISKA-
327 AM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TODAY...SW WIND 45 KT BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 19 FT
BERING SIDE...27 FT PACIFIC SIDE. PATCHY FOG. RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...S WIND 40 KT. SEAS 16 FT BERING SIDE...21 FT PACIFIC
SIDE. RAIN AND SNOW.
.FRI...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 20 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 20 FT.
.SAT...S WIND 35 KT. SEAS 20 FT.
.SUN...S WIND 25 KT. SEAS 17 FT.
.MON...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 13 FT.

$$

PKZ178-260115-
KISKA TO ATTU-
327 AM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...STORM WARNING TONIGHT AND FRIDAY...

.TODAY...SW WIND 35 KT BECOMING E 40 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
21 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.TONIGHT...SE WIND 40 KT BECOMING SW 50 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
24 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.FRI...SW WIND 50 KT. SEAS 24 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 23 FT.
.SAT...SW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 23 FT.
.SUN...SW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.MON...W WIND 20 KT. SEAS 13 FT.

$$

PKZ179-260115-
PRIBILOF ISLANDS NEAR SHORE WATERS-
327 AM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING FRIDAY...

.TODAY...SW WIND 30 KT BECOMING W 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
15 FT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...W WIND 20 KT BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 12 FT.
.FRI...S WIND 30 KT INCREASING TO 40 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 18
FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 40 KT. SEAS 20 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.MON...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 10 FT.

$$

PKZ180-260115-
KUSKOKWIM DELTA AND ETOLIN STRAIT-
327 AM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING TODAY...

.TODAY...S WIND 35 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 12 FT. SNOW AND
RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SW WIND 30 KT...EXCEPT 20 KT N OF CAPE NEWENHAM. SEAS
IN ICE FREE WATERS 10 FT.
.FRI...W WIND 20 KT BECOMING SE 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS IN
ICE FREE WATERS 9 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 11 FT.
.SAT...SE WIND 40 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 11 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 25 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 6 FT.
.MON...E WIND 30 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 7 FT.

$$

PKZ181-260115-
NORTH AND WEST OF NUNIVAK ISLAND-
327 AM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TODAY...NE WIND 25 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 7 FT.  RAIN
SHOWERS. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 7 FT. FREEZING
SPRAY.
.FRI...NE WIND 20 KT BECOMING E 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS IN
ICE FREE WATERS 8 FT. RAIN. FREEZING SPRAY.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WIND 35 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 15 FT.
.SAT...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 13 FT.
.SUN...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 8 FT.
.MON...E WIND 25 KT. SEAS IN ICE FREE WATERS 7 FT.

$$

PKZ185-260115-
SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND WATERS-
327 AM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...STORM WARNING FRIDAY...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TODAY...NE WIND 35 KT. SEAS 14 FT. RAIN SHOWERS. HEAVY FREEZING
SPRAY N OF SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND.
.TONIGHT...E OF SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND...NE WIND 25 KT. W OF SAINT
MATTHEW ISLAND...NE WIND 30 KT BECOMING E 40 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 13 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY N OF SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND.
.FRI...E OF SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND...E WIND 30 KT INCREASING TO 40
KT IN THE AFTERNOON. W OF SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND...E WIND 50 KT.
SEAS 19 FT. RAIN. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY N OF SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WIND 50 KT. SEAS 19 FT.
.SAT...SE WIND 30 KT. SEAS 17 FT.
.SUN...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 15 FT.
.MON...E WIND 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT.

$$


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