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NWS Forecast

FZAK61 PAFC 162311
OFFAER

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
311 PM AKDT WED APR 16 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.

PKZ399-171300-
311 PM AKDT WED APR 16 2014

SYNOPSIS FOR THE WESTERN GULF OF ALASKA

A 999 MB LOW NEAR 57N 147W INTENSIFIES TO 993 MB THU AFTERNOON AS
IT MOVES TO 58N 152W AND THEN DISSIPATES THU NIGHT. WEAK HIGH
PRESSURE BUILDS ACROSS THE NORTHEASTERN GULF THU AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRI AFTERNOON.



PKZ351-171300-
GULF OF ALASKA OFFSHORE NORTH OF 57N AND WEST OF 144W-
311 PM AKDT WED APR 16 2014

TONIGHT
E WIND 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT. RAIN.

THU
VARIABLE WIND 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. RAIN.

THU NIGHT
SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.

FRI
SE WIND 10 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.

FRI NIGHT
E WIND 15 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 9 FT.

SAT THROUGH MON
E WIND 15 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.



PKZ352-171300-
GULF OF ALASKA OFFSHORE SOUTH OF 57N NORTH OF 55N AND WEST OF
144W-
311 PM AKDT WED APR 16 2014

TONIGHT
VARIABLE WIND 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.

THU
SW WIND 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

THU NIGHT
SW WIND 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.

FRI
SE WIND 10 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT.

FRI NIGHT
NE WIND 20 TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.

SAT THROUGH MON
E WIND 20 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.