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NWS Forecast

FZAK61 PAFC 042247
OFFAER

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
247 PM AKDT WED MAY 4 2016

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.

PKZ399-051315-
247 PM AKDT WED MAY 4 2016

SYNOPSIS FOR THE WESTERN GULF OF ALASKA

A FRONT IN THE NORTHERN GULF WEAKENS OVERNIGHT...MEANWHILE A
STRONGER FRONT ENTERS THE SOUTHERN GULF THU MORNING AND MOVES
INTO THE NORTHERN GULF THU AFTERNOON. A 987 MB NORTH PACIFIC LOW
MOVES TO 53N 155W AT 990 MB FRI MORNING...THEN MOVES TO 55N 152W
AT 998 MB FRI AFTERNOON.



PKZ351-051315-
GULF OF ALASKA OFFSHORE NORTH OF 57N AND WEST OF 144W-
247 PM AKDT WED MAY 4 2016

GALE WARNING THURSDAY


TONIGHT
S WIND 10 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT. RAIN.

THU
SE WIND 20 TO 35 KT. SEAS 7 TO 13 FT. RAIN.

THU NIGHT
S WIND 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT.

FRI
S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 10 FT.

FRI NIGHT
E WIND UP TO 15 KT. SEAS 10 FT.

SAT THROUGH MON
SW WIND 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.



PKZ352-051315-
GULF OF ALASKA OFFSHORE SOUTH OF 57N NORTH OF 55N AND WEST OF
144W-
247 PM AKDT WED MAY 4 2016

GALE WARNING THURSDAY


TONIGHT
S WIND 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING SE 15 TO 30 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT. RAIN.

THU
S WIND 20 TO 35 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT. RAIN.

THU NIGHT
S WIND 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT.

FRI
S WIND 10 TO 25 KT. SEAS 11 FT.

FRI NIGHT
W WIND UP TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.

SAT THROUGH MON
S WIND 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.