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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
406 AM AKDT Wed Aug 23 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.

PKZ119-240045-
Cape Suckling to Cape Cleare-
406 AM AKDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...GALE WARNING THURSDAY...

.TODAY...S wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.TONIGHT...SE wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft. Rain.
.THU...SE wind 35 kt with gusts to 45 kt. Seas 10 ft. Rain.
.THU NIGHT...SE wind 35 kt with gusts to 45 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.FRI...SE wind 25 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...E wind 20 kt. Seas 7 ft.

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
225 AM PDT WED AUG 23 2017

PZZ131-132-231730-
/O.CAN.KSEW.GL.W.0069.000000T0000Z-170823T1300Z/
/O.NEW.KSEW.SC.Y.0214.170823T0925Z-170823T1500Z/
/O.UPG.KSEW.GL.A.0044.170823T2300Z-170824T1300Z/
/O.NEW.KSEW.GL.W.0070.170823T2200Z-170824T1200Z/
CENTRAL U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-
EAST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-
225 AM PDT WED AUG 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PDT THIS MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 AM PDT
THURSDAY...
...GALE WARNING IS ENDED THIS MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A GALE WARNING...
WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 AM PDT THURSDAY. A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PDT THIS MORNING. THE GALE WATCH
IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WINDS...WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS EASING TO 10 TO 20 KNOTS
  EARLY...RISING TO 25 TO 35 KNOTS BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON OR
  EVENING.

* WAVES...WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FT EARLY...BUILDING
  TO 4 TO 6 FEET LATE TODAY OR THIS EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES EXPERIENCE
AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT
MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE HARBOR PRIOR TO
THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 21 TO 33 KNOTS ARE
EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS WAVE CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT.
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS
SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
337 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico

Seas given as significant wave height, which is the average
height of the highest 1/3 of the waves. Individual waves may be
more than twice the significant wave height.

GMZ011-231945-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
337 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...GALE WARNING THU NIGHT...
...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE FRI AND FRI NIGHT...

.TODAY...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.TONIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.THU...E winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE to E 20 to 25 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 5 to 7 ft in the
afternoon. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.THU NIGHT...E winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas 10 to 15 ft in E to SE
swell. Scattered thunderstorms.
.FRI...SE to S winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas 12 to 17 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 30 to 40 kt, diminishing to 20 to 30 kt
late. Seas 10 to 15 ft in S to SW swell.
.SAT...S winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 13 ft in S swell.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
.SUN...S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...S to SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft.

$$

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
337 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico

Seas given as significant wave height, which is the average
height of the highest 1/3 of the waves. Individual waves may be
more than twice the significant wave height.

GMZ013-231945-
N Central Gulf including Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary-
337 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...GALE WARNING THU NIGHT...
...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE FRI...

.TODAY...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TONIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Scattered
showers.
.THU...W of 90W, E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming E 25 to
30 kt in the afternoon. Elsewhere, E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft, building to 5 to 7 ft in the afternoon. Scattered
thunderstorms.
.THU NIGHT...E to SE winds 25 to 35 kt W of 90W, and E to SE
15 to 20 kt elsewhere. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.
.FRI...SE winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SE to S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
.SAT...SE to S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
337 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico

Seas given as significant wave height, which is the average
height of the highest 1/3 of the waves. Individual waves may be
more than twice the significant wave height.

GMZ017-231945-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
337 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...GALE WARNING THU NIGHT...
...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE FRI...

.TODAY...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.THU...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N of 25N winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 9 to 13 ft. S of 25N
NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 9 ft in mixed swell. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.FRI...N of 25N SW winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 7 to 13 ft. S of 25N SW
winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms N of 25N.
.FRI NIGHT...SE to S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.SAT...SE to S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
337 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico

Seas given as significant wave height, which is the average
height of the highest 1/3 of the waves. Individual waves may be
more than twice the significant wave height.

GMZ019-231945-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 94W-
337 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...GALE WARNING Thu and Thu night...

.TODAY...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Scattered
thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT...E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Scattered
thunderstorms.
.THU...W of 90W SE winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 11 ft. E of 90W SE
winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Scattered thunderstorms.
.THU NIGHT...N of 25N W of 90W SE winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 9 to 14
ft. Elsewhere SE to S winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft. Scattered
thunderstorms.
.FRI...SE to S winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SAT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

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