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National Weather Service Marine Forecast FZAK51 PAFC

FZAK51 PAFC 071255
CWFAER

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
355 AM AKST Wed Dec 7 2022

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.

PKZ197-080130-
355 AM AKST Wed Dec 7 2022
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE NORTH GULF COAST+KODIAK ISLAND WATERS+
COOK INLET...

A 990 mb low 20 nm southwest of Middleton Island moves to 180 nm
southwest of Yakutat at 985 mb Thu morning.



PKZ119-080130-
Cape Suckling to Cape Cleare-
355 AM AKST Wed Dec 7 2022

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH THURSDAY


TODAY
SE wind 25 kt becoming N 30 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 11 ft. Rain and snow.

TONIGHT
N wind 30 kt. Seas 11 ft.

THU
N wind 25 kt. Seas 10 ft.

THU NIGHT
N wind 25 kt. Seas 8 ft.

FRI
N wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.

SAT
NE wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.

SUN
SE wind 35 kt. Seas 18 ft.



PKZ120-080130-
Cape Cleare to Gore Point-
355 AM AKST Wed Dec 7 2022

GALE WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY


TODAY
NW wind 30 kt increasing to 40 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 13 ft. Snow.

TONIGHT
NW wind 45 kt. Seas 13 ft.

THU
NW wind 35 kt. Seas 11 ft.

THU NIGHT
N wind 30 kt. Seas 8 ft.

FRI
NW wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.

SAT
E wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.

SUN
SE wind 30 kt. Seas 16 ft.



PKZ121-080130-
Resurrection Bay-
355 AM AKST Wed Dec 7 2022

GALE WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY


TODAY
N wind 25 kt increasing to 35 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 4 ft building to 7 ft in the afternoon.

TONIGHT
N wind 35 kt. Gusts to 45 kt. Seas 7 ft.
Freezing spray.

THU
N wind 35 kt. Seas 7 ft. Freezing spray.

THU NIGHT
N wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.

FRI THROUGH SAT
N wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.

SUN
N wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.



PKZ125-080130-
Prince William Sound-
355 AM AKST Wed Dec 7 2022

GALE WARNING THROUGH TONIGHT


TODAY
E wind 20 kt becoming NW 35 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 4 ft building to 7 ft in the afternoon. Snow and rain.

TONIGHT
NW wind 35 kt. Seas 7 ft.

THU
NW wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.

THU NIGHT
NW wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.

FRI THROUGH SAT
NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

SUN
E wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.



PKZ126-080130-
Port Valdez-
355 AM AKST Wed Dec 7 2022

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THURSDAY


TODAY
Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming NE 20 kt
in the afternoon. Gusts to 30 kt late. Seas 2 ft building
to 4 ft in the afternoon. Snow.

TONIGHT
NE wind 20 kt. Gusts to 30 kt. Seas 4 ft.

THU
NE wind 25 kt. Gusts to 35 kt. Seas 5 ft.

THU NIGHT
E wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.

FRI
E wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.

SAT
E wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

SUN
E wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.



PKZ127-080130-
Valdez Narrows-
355 AM AKST Wed Dec 7 2022

GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND THURSDAY


TODAY
N wind 15 kt increasing to 25 kt in the afternoon.
Seas building to 3 ft. Snow.

TONIGHT AND THU
N wind 35 kt. Seas 4 ft.

THU NIGHT
N wind 35 kt. Seas 4 ft.

FRI THROUGH SUN
N wind 30 kt. Seas 3 ft.



PKZ128-080130-
Valdez Arm-
355 AM AKST Wed Dec 7 2022

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT AND THURSDAY


TODAY
N wind 10 kt increasing to 20 kt in the afternoon.
Seas building to 4 ft. Snow and rain.

TONIGHT AND THU
N wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.

THU NIGHT AND FRI
NE wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.

SAT THROUGH SUN
NE wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.



PKZ129-080130-
Passage Canal-
355 AM AKST Wed Dec 7 2022

GALE WARNING THROUGH TONIGHT


TODAY
W wind 25 kt increasing to 35 kt in the afternoon.
Gusts to 35 kt near Whittier increasing to 45 kt in the
afternoon. Seas building to 5 ft. Snow.

TONIGHT
W wind 35 kt. Gusts to 45 kt near Whittier.
Seas 5 ft. Freezing spray.

THU
W wind 30 kt. Gusts to 40 kt near Whittier.
Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.

THU NIGHT
W wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.

FRI
W wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.

SAT
W wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.

SUN
E wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.



PKZ130-080130-
West of Barren Islands including Kamishak Bay-
355 AM AKST Wed Dec 7 2022

STORM WARNING THROUGH TONIGHT


TODAY
NW wind increasing to 50 kt. Seas 18 ft. Freezing spray.

TONIGHT
NW wind 50 kt. Seas 18 ft. Freezing spray.

THU
NW wind 45 kt. Seas 16 ft. Freezing spray.

THU NIGHT
NW wind 40 kt. Seas 13 ft.

FRI
NW wind 30 kt. Seas 10 ft.

SAT THROUGH SUN
NE wind 30 kt. Seas 8 ft.



PKZ131-080130-
Barren Islands East-
355 AM AKST Wed Dec 7 2022

STORM WARNING THROUGH TONIGHT


TODAY
NW wind 40 kt increasing to 50 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 19 ft.

TONIGHT
NW wind 50 kt. Seas 20 ft.

THU
NW wind 45 kt. Seas 17 ft.

THU NIGHT
NW wind 35 kt. Seas 12 ft.

FRI
NW wind 35 kt. Seas 11 ft.

SAT
SE wind 30 kt. Seas 9 ft.

SUN
SE wind 30 kt. Seas 14 ft.



PKZ132-080130-
Marmot Island to Sitkinak-
355 AM AKST Wed Dec 7 2022

GALE WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY


TODAY
NW wind increasing to 45 kt. Seas 15 ft.

TONIGHT
NW wind 45 kt. Seas 15 ft.

THU
NW wind 40 kt diminishing to 30 kt late.
Seas 13 ft.

THU NIGHT
NW wind 30 kt. Seas 9 ft.

FRI
NW wind 30 kt. Seas 10 ft.

SAT
S wind 30 kt. Seas 9 ft.

SUN
SW wind 30 kt. Seas 14 ft.



PKZ136-080130-
Chiniak Bay-
355 AM AKST Wed Dec 7 2022

GALE WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY


TODAY
W wind 25 kt increasing to 35 kt in the afternoon.
Gusts to 35 kt increasing to 50 kt in the afternoon.
Seas building to 5 ft.

TONIGHT
NW wind 35 kt. Gusts to 45 kt. Seas 5 ft.

THU
NW wind 35 kt diminishing to 25 kt in the afternoon.
Gusts to 45 kt in the morning. Seas 5 ft.

THU NIGHT
NW wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.

FRI
NW wind 20 kt. Seas 2 ft.

SAT THROUGH SUN
S wind 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.



PKZ137-080130-
Marmot Bay-
355 AM AKST Wed Dec 7 2022

GALE WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY


TODAY
W wind 25 kt increasing to 35 kt in the afternoon.
Gusts to 35 kt increasing to 50 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 4 ft building to 7 ft in the afternoon.

TONIGHT
W wind 35 kt. Gusts to 45 kt. Seas 6 ft.
Freezing spray.

THU
NW wind 35 kt diminishing to 25 kt in the afternoon.
Gusts to 45 kt in the morning. Seas 5 ft. Freezing spray.

THU NIGHT
NW wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.

FRI
NW wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.

SAT THROUGH SUN
S wind 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.



PKZ138-080130-
Shelikof Strait-
355 AM AKST Wed Dec 7 2022

GALE WARNING TODAY


TODAY
NW wind 35 kt. Gusts to 50 kt out of bays and passes.
Seas 8 ft.

TONIGHT AND THU
W wind 30 kt. Gusts to 45 kt out of bays
and passes. Seas 7 ft. Freezing spray.

THU NIGHT
NW wind 35 kt. Seas 8 ft.

FRI
NW wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.

SAT
E wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.

SUN
N wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.



PKZ139-080130-
Cook Inlet Kalgin Island to Point Bede-
355 AM AKST Wed Dec 7 2022

GALE WARNING TONIGHT


TODAY
NW wind 30 kt. Gusts to 40 kt out of bays and passes.
Seas 9 ft. Freezing spray.

TONIGHT
NW wind 35 kt. Gusts to 45 kt out of bays and passes.
Seas 9 ft. Freezing spray.

THU
NW wind 30 kt diminishing to 20 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 8 ft subsiding to 5 ft in the afternoon. Freezing spray.

THU NIGHT
N wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.

FRI THROUGH SAT
NE wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.

SUN
NE wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.



PKZ140-080130-
Cook Inlet North of Kalgin Island-
355 AM AKST Wed Dec 7 2022

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH THURSDAY


TODAY
W wind 10 kt becoming NW 25 kt in the afternoon.
Seas in ice free waters building to 4 ft. Freezing spray.

TONIGHT AND THU
NW wind 25 kt. Seas in ice free waters 4 ft.

THU NIGHT
N wind 15 kt. Seas in ice free waters 3 ft.

FRI
N wind 10 kt. Seas in ice free waters 2 ft.

SAT
NE wind 15 kt. Seas in ice free waters 3 ft.

SUN
N wind 20 kt. Seas in ice free waters 5 ft.



PKZ141-080130-
Kachemak Bay-
355 AM AKST Wed Dec 7 2022

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH TONIGHT


TODAY
Outer bay, NW wind 25 kt. Seas 8 ft. Inner Bay,
NW wind 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.

TONIGHT
Outer bay, NW wind 30 kt. Seas 8 ft. Freezing spray.
Inner bay, NW wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.

THU
NW wind 20 kt becoming N 10 kt in the afternoon.
Freezing spray in the morning. Seas 5 ft subsiding to 2 ft
in the afternoon.

THU NIGHT THROUGH SAT
NE wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.

SUN
NE wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.