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NWS Forecast

FZAK61 PAFC 202253
OFFAER

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
253 PM AKDT MON OCT 20 2014

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF ALASKA WEST OF 144W

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.

PKZ399-211315-
253 PM AKDT MON OCT 20 2014

SYNOPSIS FOR THE WESTERN GULF OF ALASKA

A 979 MB LOW NEAR 51N 148W WILL MOVE TO AROUND 54N 138W AND
STRENGTHEN TO 972 MB TUE AFTERNOON. A LOW NEAR 51N 153W WILL MOVE
TO NEAR 56N 145W AT 972 MB TUE NIGHT. THIS LOW THEN MOVES TO 55N
144W WED AFTERNOON WITH A CENTRAL PRESSURE OF 975 MB.



PKZ351-211315-
GULF OF ALASKA OFFSHORE NORTH OF 57N AND WEST OF 144W-
253 PM AKDT MON OCT 20 2014

GALE WARNING TUESDAY NIGHT


TONIGHT
S WIND 15 KT BECOMING VARIABLE UP TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 FT.

TUE
NE WIND 15 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT. RAIN.

TUE NIGHT
NE WIND 20 TO 30 KT INCREASING TO 25 TO 40 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 10 TO 17 FT. RAIN.

WED
NE WIND 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 12 TO 17 FT.

WED NIGHT
NE WIND 15 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.

THU THROUGH SAT
W WIND 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 7 FT.



PKZ352-211315-
GULF OF ALASKA OFFSHORE SOUTH OF 57N NORTH OF 55N AND WEST OF
144W-
253 PM AKDT MON OCT 20 2014

TONIGHT
VARIABLE WIND UP TO 20 KT BECOMING N 10 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 8 FT. RAIN.

TUE
N WIND 15 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT. RAIN.

TUE NIGHT
N WIND 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 15 FT. RAIN.

WED
NE WIND 20 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 17 FT.

WED NIGHT
NE WIND 20 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 15 FT.

THU THROUGH SAT
W WIND 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 10 FT.