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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
315 PM AKST SUN DEC 21 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.

PKZ170-221300-
CAPE SARICHEF TO NIKOLSKI BERING SIDE-
315 PM AKST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE WARNING MONDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.MON...N WIND 20 KT BECOMING VARIABLE 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 8 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WIND 20 KT BECOMING SE 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
8 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...SE WIND 45 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.WED THROUGH THU...SW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.FRI...SE WIND 35 KT. SEAS 15 FT.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
315 PM AKST SUN DEC 21 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.

PKZ172-221300-
CAPE SARICHEF TO NIKOLSKI PACIFIC SIDE-
315 PM AKST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE WARNING MONDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WIND 25 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.MON...NW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.MON NIGHT...VARIABLE WIND 15 KT EARLY BECOMING S 35 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 8 FT. SNOW AND RAIN.
.TUE...S WIND 45 KT. SEAS 18 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 16 FT.
.WED THROUGH THU...SW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 16 FT.
.FRI...S WIND 40 KT. SEAS 27 FT.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
315 PM AKST SUN DEC 21 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.

PKZ173-221300-
NIKOLSKI TO SEGUAM ISLAND BERING SIDE-
315 PM AKST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE WARNING MONDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WIND 25 KT DIMINISHING TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 10 FT.
.MON...SW WIND 15 KT BECOMING S 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 9 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WIND 35 KT BECOMING SE 45 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 13 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.TUE...S WIND 45 KT. SEAS 18 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 16 FT.
.WED THROUGH THU...SW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 14 FT.
.FRI...S WIND 40 KT. SEAS 17 FT.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
315 PM AKST SUN DEC 21 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.

PKZ174-221300-
NIKOLSKI TO SEGUAM ISLAND PACIFIC SIDE-
315 PM AKST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE WARNING MONDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WIND 25 KT DIMINISHING TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
12 FT.
.MON...NW WIND 15 KT EARLY BECOMING SW 20 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WIND 35 KT BECOMING SE 45 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
13 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.TUE...SW WIND 50 KT. SEAS 22 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 19 FT.
.WED...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 19 FT.
.THU...SW WIND 30 KT. SEAS 20 FT.
.FRI...S WIND 40 KT. SEAS 24 FT.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
315 PM AKST SUN DEC 21 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.

PKZ175-221300-
SEGUAM ISLAND TO ADAK BERING SIDE-
315 PM AKST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE WARNING MONDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WIND 20 KT BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 12 FT.
.MON...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE WIND 35 KT INCREASING TO 45 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 14 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...SW WIND 55 KT. SEAS 22 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WIND 45 KT. SEAS 20 FT.
.WED THROUGH THU...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.FRI...S WIND 35 KT. SEAS 12 FT.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
315 PM AKST SUN DEC 21 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.

PKZ185-221300-
SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND WATERS-
315 PM AKST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE WARNING MONDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WIND 25 KT E OF SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND...E 20 KT W OF
SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND. SEAS 8 FT. SNOW. FREEZING SPRAY.
.MON...E WIND 20 KT E OF SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND...SE 25 KT W OF
SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND. SEAS 6 FT. RAIN DEVELOPING SW.
.MON NIGHT...SE WIND 35 KT. SEAS 11 FT. FREEZING SPRAY NE OF SAINT
MATTHEW ISLAND.
.TUE...E WIND 50 KT. SEAS 22 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E WIND 45 KT. SEAS 23 FT.
.WED...E WIND 30 KT. SEAS 21 FT.
.THU...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 15 FT.
.FRI...E WIND 35 KT. SEAS 15 FT.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
315 PM AKST SUN DEC 21 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.

PKZ176-221300-
SEGUAM ISLAND TO ADAK PACIFIC SIDE-
315 PM AKST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE WARNING MONDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WIND 25 KT BECOMING W 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 11 FT.
.MON...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 9 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...S WIND 45 KT. SEAS 12 FT BUILDING TO 17 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.TUE...SW WIND 50 KT. SEAS 26 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 24 FT.
.WED THROUGH THU...S WIND 35 KT. SEAS 21 FT.
.FRI...S WIND 40 KT. SEAS 21 FT.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
315 PM AKST SUN DEC 21 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.

PKZ177-221300-
ADAK TO KISKA-
315 PM AKST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE WARNING MONDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...W WIND 25 KT BECOMING S 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 12 FT.
.MON...S WIND 30 KT. SEAS 9 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.MON NIGHT...SE WIND 35 KT BECOMING S 45 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
18 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...SW WIND 55 KT. SEAS 33 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WIND 40 KT. SEAS 26 FT.
.WED...SW WIND 35 KT. SEAS 21 FT.
.THU...S WIND 35 KT. SEAS 22 FT.
.FRI...S WIND 35 KT. SEAS 16 FT.

$$

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
304 PM AKST SUN DEC 21 2014

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE BERING SEA

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.

PKZ411-221500-
BERING SEA OFFSHORE WEST OF 180 AND EAST OF THE INTERNATIONAL
DATELINE-
304 PM AKST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE WARNING MONDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N OF 56N...E WIND 15 TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING BECOMING
S. S OF 56N...SW WIND 25 KT IN THE EVENING BECOMING S 10 TO 25 KT.
SEAS 7 TO 12 FT. RAIN.
.MON...S WIND 10 TO 20 KT IN THE MORNING BECOMING VARIABLE 20 KT.
SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WIND 20 TO 35 KT INCREASING TO 30 TO 45 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 8 TO 16 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.TUE...E WIND 40 TO 55 KT. SEAS 14 TO 29 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WIND 30 TO 45 KT. SEAS 20 TO 29 FT.
.WED THROUGH THU...SE WIND 15 TO 30 KT. SEAS 13 TO 20 FT.
.FRI...E WIND 20 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.

$$

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
304 PM AKST SUN DEC 21 2014

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE BERING SEA

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.

PKZ412-221500-
BERING SEA OFFSHORE 171W TO 180 AND NORTH OF 56N-
304 PM AKST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE WARNING MONDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...W OF 175W...E WIND 10 TO 20 KT IN THE EVENING BECOMING
S. E OF 175W...N WIND 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING SE TOWARD MORNING. SEAS
8 FT. SNOW. FREEZING SPRAY IN THE EVENING N OF 58N AND E OF 173W.
.MON...SE WIND UP TO 20 KT BECOMING S 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...SE WIND 20 TO 30 KT INCREASING TO 30 TO 45 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT. RAIN.
.TUE...E WIND 40 TO 55 KT. SEAS 13 TO 27 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WIND 25 TO 40 KT. SEAS 17 TO 25 FT.
.WED THROUGH THU...S WIND 15 TO 30 KT. SEAS 13 TO 21 FT.
.FRI...SE WIND 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT.

$$

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
304 PM AKST SUN DEC 21 2014

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE BERING SEA

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.

PKZ413-221500-
BERING SEA OFFSHORE 171W TO 180 AND SOUTH OF 56N-
304 PM AKST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE WARNING MONDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WIND UP TO 20 KT BECOMING SW 10 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT.
.MON...S WIND 15 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...SE WIND 20 TO 35 KT INCREASING TO 35 TO 45 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT BUILDING TO 10 TO 17 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
RAIN AND SNOW.
.TUE...SE WIND 35 TO 50 KT BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 15
TO 26 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WIND 30 TO 45 KT. SEAS 16 TO 28 FT.
.WED THROUGH THU...S WIND 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 11 TO 18 FT.
.FRI...SE WIND 20 TO 35 KT. SEAS 10 TO 16 FT.

$$

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
304 PM AKST SUN DEC 21 2014

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE BERING SEA

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.

PKZ414-221500-
BERING SEA OFFSHORE EAST OF 171W-
304 PM AKST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE WARNING MONDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WIND 10 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 FT. FREEZING SPRAY N OF 56N.
.MON...N WIND 10 TO 20 KT...EXCEPT BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON W OF 169W. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT. FREEZING SPRAY N OF 56N AND E
OF 169W.
.MON NIGHT...SE WIND 10 TO 25 KT INCREASING TO 20 TO 35 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT. RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT S OF 56N. FREEZING
SPRAY N OF 56N.
.TUE...SE WIND 30 TO 45 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WIND 20 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 15 FT.
.WED THROUGH THU...SW WIND 15 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.FRI...SE WIND 20 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 17 FT.

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
252 PM PST SUN DEC 21 2014

PZZ673-676-221100-
/O.EXP.KLOX.SC.Y.0148.000000T0000Z-141221T2300Z/
/O.CON.KLOX.GL.W.0034.141221T2300Z-141222T1800Z/
WATERS FROM PT. SAL TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND CA AND WESTWARD 60 NM
INCLUDING SAN MIGUEL AND SANTA ROSA ISLANDS-
OUTER WATERS FROM SANTA CRUZ ISLAND TO SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND TO
60 NM OFFSHORE INCLUDING SAN NICOLAS AND SANTA BARBARA ISLANDS-
252 PM PST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST MONDAY...

* WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT ARE
  EXPECTED WHEN WINDS ARE STRONGEST...ESPECIALLY TONIGHT.

* SEAS...COMBINED SEAS OF 10 TO 13 FEET WITH PERIODS AROUND 14
  SECONDS ARE EXPECTED WHEN WAVES ARE LARGEST...ESPECIALLY TODAY.

SEE THE COASTAL WATERS FORECAST (CWFLOX) FOR MORE DETAILS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. 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 GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. 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.

&&

$$

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