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National Weather Service Marine Forecast FZAK51 PAFC

FZAK51 PAFC 231251
CWFAER

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
351 AM AKST Tue Jan 23 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.

PKZ197-240200-
351 AM AKST Tue Jan 23 2018
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE NORTH GULF COAST+KODIAK ISLAND WATERS+
COOK INLET...
A 996 mb low 270 nm southwest of Middleton Island dissipates this
afternoon. A complex 988 mb low 470 nm south of Sitka moves 290 nm
southwest of Sitka Tue night at 985 mb. The low then exits the
Gulf to the southeast Wed night. A trough of low pressure forms
over Middleton Island tonight and remains in place through Wed
night.



PKZ119-240200-
Cape Suckling to Cape Cleare-
351 AM AKST Tue Jan 23 2018

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WEDNESDAY


TODAY
E wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.

TONIGHT
NE wind 15 kt. Gusts to 40 kt out of the Copper River
Delta. Seas 6 ft.

WED
NW wind 25 kt. Gusts to 40 kt out of the Copper River Delta.
Seas 6 ft.

WED NIGHT
N wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.

THU THROUGH FRI
E wind 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.

SAT
E wind 20 kt. Seas 7 ft.



PKZ120-240200-
Cape Cleare to Gore Point-
351 AM AKST Tue Jan 23 2018

GALE WARNING WEDNESDAY


TODAY
NE wind 15 kt. Seas 6 ft.

TONIGHT
N wind 20 kt. Gusts to 35 kts. Seas 6 ft.

WED
N wind 35 kt. Seas 10 ft. Freezing spray.

WED NIGHT
N wind 30 kt. Seas 10 ft.

THU
N wind 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.

FRI THROUGH SAT
NE wind 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.



PKZ121-240200-
Resurrection Bay-
351 AM AKST Tue Jan 23 2018

HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY


TODAY
N wind 10 kt increasing to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 3 ft.

TONIGHT
N wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Heavy freezing spray.

WED
N wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft. Heavy freezing spray.

WED NIGHT
N wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft.

THU THROUGH FRI
N wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.

SAT
N wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.



PKZ125-240200-
Prince William Sound-
351 AM AKST Tue Jan 23 2018

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY


TODAY
NE wind 10 kt becoming N 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft.

TONIGHT
NW wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.

WED
NW wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.

WED NIGHT
NW wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.

THU THROUGH FRI
NE wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.

SAT
NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.



PKZ126-240200-
Port Valdez-
351 AM AKST Tue Jan 23 2018

TODAY
NE wind 10 kt increasing to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 ft.
Freezing spray.

TONIGHT
NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.

WED
NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.

WED NIGHT
NE wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.

THU THROUGH FRI
NE wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.

SAT
N wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.



PKZ127-240200-
Valdez Narrows-
351 AM AKST Tue Jan 23 2018

GALE WARNING WEDNESDAY


TODAY
N wind 30 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.

TONIGHT
N wind 30 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.

WED
N wind 35 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.

WED NIGHT
N wind 35 kt. Seas 4 ft.

THU THROUGH FRI
N wind 35 kt. Seas 4 ft.

SAT
N wind 30 kt. Seas 3 ft.



PKZ128-240200-
Valdez Arm-
351 AM AKST Tue Jan 23 2018

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH WEDNESDAY


TODAY
NE wind 15 kt increasing to 25 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 3 ft building to 5 ft in the afternoon. Freezing spray.

TONIGHT
NE wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.

WED
NE wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.

WED NIGHT
NE wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.

THU THROUGH FRI
NE wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.

SAT
NE wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.



PKZ129-240200-
Passage Canal-
351 AM AKST Tue Jan 23 2018

HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING WEDNESDAY

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY


TODAY
Variable wind 10 kt becoming W 15 kt in the afternoon.
Gusts to 25 kt near Whittier. Seas 2 ft. Freezing spray. Snow.

TONIGHT
W wind 15 kt increasing to 25 kt after midnight.
Gusts to 35 kt near Whittier. Seas 2 ft building to 4 ft after
midnight. Freezing spray.

WED
W wind 30 kt. Gusts to 45 kt near Whittier. Seas 5 ft.
Heavy freezing spray.

WED NIGHT
W wind 30 kt. Seas 5 ft.

THU
W wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.

FRI THROUGH SAT
E wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.



PKZ130-240200-
West of Barren Islands including Kamishak Bay-
351 AM AKST Tue Jan 23 2018

GALE WARNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY

HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY


TODAY
NW wind 45 kt. Gusts to 55 kt. Seas 12 ft.
Heavy freezing spray.

TONIGHT
NW wind 45 kt. Gusts to 55 kt. Seas 13 ft.
Heavy freezing spray.

WED
NW wind 45 kt. Gusts to 55 kt. Seas 14 ft.
Heavy freezing spray.

WED NIGHT
NW wind 55 kt. Seas 12 ft.

THU
NW wind 50 kt. Seas 17 ft.

FRI
N wind 30 kt. Seas 9 ft.

SAT
N wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.



PKZ131-240200-
Barren Islands East-
351 AM AKST Tue Jan 23 2018

GALE WARNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY

HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY


TODAY
NW wind 35 kt. Gusts to 45 kt. Seas 16 ft. Freezing Spray
except Heavy Freezing spray near the Barren Islands.

TONIGHT
NW wind 40 kt. Gusts to 50 kt. Seas 18 ft. Freezing Spray
except Heavy Freezing spray near the Barren Islands.

WED
NW wind 40 kt. Gusts to 50 kt. Seas 19 ft. Freezing Spray
except Heavy Freezing spray near the Barren Islands.

WED NIGHT
NW wind 40 kt. Seas 18 ft.

THU
NW wind 40 kt. Seas 12 ft.

FRI THROUGH SAT
NE wind 25 kt. Seas 8 ft.



PKZ132-240200-
Marmot Island to Sitkinak-
351 AM AKST Tue Jan 23 2018

GALE WARNING WEDNESDAY


TODAY
N wind 30 kt. Seas 10 ft. Freezing spray.

TONIGHT
NW wind 30 kt. Seas 11 ft. Freezing spray.

WED
NW wind 35 kt. Seas 11 ft. Freezing spray.

WED NIGHT
NW wind 35 kt. Seas 12 ft.

THU
NW wind 40 kt. Seas 12 ft.

FRI
N wind 25 kt. Seas 9 ft.

SAT
NE wind 30 kt. Seas 11 ft.



PKZ136-240200-
Chiniak Bay-
351 AM AKST Tue Jan 23 2018

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY


TODAY
NW wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft subsiding to 3 ft in the
afternoon. Freezing spray.

TONIGHT
NW wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.

WED
NW wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.

WED NIGHT
NW wind 30 kt. Seas 5 ft.

THU
NW wind 30 kt. Seas 4 ft.

FRI
N wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.

SAT
NE wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.



PKZ137-240200-
Marmot Bay-
351 AM AKST Tue Jan 23 2018

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WEDNESDAY


TODAY
NW wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.

TONIGHT
NW wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.

WED
NW wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.

WED NIGHT
NW wind 30 kt. Seas 4 ft.

THU
NW wind 30 kt. Seas 5 ft.

FRI THROUGH SAT
N wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.



PKZ138-240200-
Shelikof Strait-
351 AM AKST Tue Jan 23 2018

GALE WARNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY

HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY


TODAY
NW wind 35 kt. Gusts to 50 kt. Seas 8 ft.
Heavy freezing spray.

TONIGHT
NW wind 35 kt. Gusts to 50 kt. Seas 8 ft.
Heavy freezing spray.

WED
NW wind 35 kt. Gusts to 55 kt. Seas 9 ft.
Heavy freezing spray.

WED NIGHT
NW wind 35 kt. Seas 8 ft.

THU
NW wind 35 kt. Seas 11 ft.

FRI THROUGH SAT
N wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.



PKZ139-240200-
Cook Inlet Kalgin Island to Point Bede-
351 AM AKST Tue Jan 23 2018

TODAY
N wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
Snow showers.

TONIGHT
N wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Heavy freezing spray.

WED
N wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft. Heavy freezing spray.

WED NIGHT
N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

THU
N wind 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.

FRI THROUGH SAT
N wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.



PKZ140-240200-
Cook Inlet North of Kalgin Island-
351 AM AKST Tue Jan 23 2018

TODAY
NE wind 10 kt. Seas in ice free waters 2 ft.

TONIGHT
NE wind 10 kt. Seas in ice free waters 2 ft.

WED
E wind 10 kt. Seas in ice free waters 2 ft.

WED NIGHT
E wind 10 kt. Seas in ice free waters 2 ft.

THU THROUGH SAT
N wind 15 kt. Seas in ice free waters 4 ft.



PKZ141-240200-
Kachemak Bay-
351 AM AKST Tue Jan 23 2018

TODAY
N wind 20 kt. Seas 2 ft. Freezing spray.

TONIGHT
N wind 20 kt. Seas 2 ft. Freezing spray.

WED
NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.

WED NIGHT
NE wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.

THU
N wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.

FRI THROUGH SAT
NE wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.