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National Weather Service Marine Forecast FZAK51 PAFC

FZAK51 PAFC 221254
CWFAER

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
354 AM AKST Fri Jan 22 2021

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.

PKZ197-230200-
354 AM AKST Fri Jan 22 2021
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE NORTH GULF COAST+KODIAK ISLAND WATERS+
COOK INLET...

A front moves to the North Gulf Coast by Sat afternoon. A 1003 mb
low forms on the front 40 nm South of Kodiak City Fri night and
moves into the southern Prince William Sound at 1001 mb by Sun
morning.



PKZ119-230200-
Cape Suckling to Cape Cleare-
354 AM AKST Fri Jan 22 2021

GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND SATURDAY


TODAY
SE wind 20 kt. Seas 11 ft. Rain.

TONIGHT
E wind 25 kt increasing to 40 kt after midnight. Seas
12 ft. Rain.

SAT
SE wind 40 kt becoming SW 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 13
ft. Rain.

SAT NIGHT
W wind 30 kt. Seas 14 ft.

SUN
NW wind 30 kt. Seas 14 ft.

MON
E wind 25 kt. Seas 8 ft.

TUE
NE wind 25 kt. Seas 11 ft.



PKZ120-230200-
Cape Cleare to Gore Point-
354 AM AKST Fri Jan 22 2021

GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND SATURDAY


TODAY
SE wind 20 kt. Seas 11 ft.

TONIGHT
E wind 25 kt increasing to 35 kt after midnight. Seas
12 ft. Rain.

SAT
SW wind 35 kt. Seas 14 ft.

SAT NIGHT
W wind 35 kt. Seas 15 ft.

SUN
W wind 35 kt. Seas 14 ft.

MON
E wind 30 kt. Seas 10 ft.

TUE
NW wind 30 kt. Seas 11 ft.



PKZ121-230200-
Resurrection Bay-
354 AM AKST Fri Jan 22 2021

TODAY
Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Rain.

TONIGHT
Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming N 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 ft. Rain and snow.

SAT
Variable wind 10 kt becoming N in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft.
Rain.

SAT NIGHT
N wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.

SUN
N wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.

MON
N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

TUE
N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.



PKZ125-230200-
Prince William Sound-
354 AM AKST Fri Jan 22 2021

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT AND SATURDAY


TODAY
E wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Widespread rain showers.

TONIGHT
NE wind 20 kt becoming E 30 kt after midnight. Seas 4
ft building to 7 ft after midnight. Rain.

SAT
E wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft. Rain and snow.

SAT NIGHT
N wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.

SUN
NW wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

MON THROUGH TUE
NE wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.



PKZ126-230200-
Port Valdez-
354 AM AKST Fri Jan 22 2021

TODAY
Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Snow with rain.

TONIGHT
Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming E 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 ft. Snow and rain showers.

SAT
E wind 10 kt in the morning becoming variable less than
10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Snow with rain.

SAT NIGHT
E wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

SUN THROUGH TUE
NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.



PKZ127-230200-
Valdez Narrows-
354 AM AKST Fri Jan 22 2021

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH SATURDAY


TODAY
N wind increasing to 25 kt. Seas 3 ft. Snow.

TONIGHT
N wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft. Snow and rain.

SAT
N wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft. Rain and snow.

SAT NIGHT
N wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.

SUN THROUGH TUE
NE wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.



PKZ128-230200-
Valdez Arm-
354 AM AKST Fri Jan 22 2021

TODAY
NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Rain and snow.

TONIGHT
NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Rain and snow.

SAT
NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Rain and snow.

SAT NIGHT
NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

SUN THROUGH TUE
NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.



PKZ129-230200-
Passage Canal-
354 AM AKST Fri Jan 22 2021

TODAY
E wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft. Widespread rain showers.

TONIGHT
E wind 10 kt increasing to 20 kt after midnight. Seas
3 ft. Widespread rain showers and snow.

SAT
E wind 20 kt becoming Variable wind 10 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 3 ft. Rain and snow.

SAT NIGHT
W wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.

SUN
W wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.

MON THROUGH TUE
E wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.



PKZ130-230200-
West of Barren Islands including Kamishak Bay-
354 AM AKST Fri Jan 22 2021

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH SATURDAY


TODAY
E wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft building to 10 ft in the
afternoon.

TONIGHT
E wind 30 kt diminishing to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 10
ft. Widespread rain showers.

SAT
W wind 15 kt in the morning increasing to 25 kt. Seas 9 ft.

SAT NIGHT
W wind 35 kt. Seas 13 ft.

SUN
NW wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft.

MON
NE wind 30 kt. Seas 8 ft.

TUE
NW wind 30 kt. Seas 8 ft.



PKZ131-230200-
Barren Islands East-
354 AM AKST Fri Jan 22 2021

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH SATURDAY


TODAY
S wind 15 kt becoming SE 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas
12 ft.

TONIGHT
SE wind 30 kt becoming SW after midnight. Seas 11 ft.
Widespread rain showers.

SAT
W wind 30 kt. Seas 12 ft.

SAT NIGHT
W wind 35 kt. Seas 15 ft.

SUN
W wind 35 kt. Seas 14 ft.

MON
E wind 30 kt. Seas 13 ft.

TUE
NW wind 30 kt. Seas 13 ft.



PKZ132-230200-
Marmot Island to Sitkinak-
354 AM AKST Fri Jan 22 2021

GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND SATURDAY


TODAY
SE wind 20 kt. Seas 13 ft.

TONIGHT
SE wind 20 kt becoming SW 35 kt after midnight. Seas
11 ft. Widespread rain showers.

SAT
SW wind 35 kt. Seas 15 ft.

SAT NIGHT
W wind 35 kt. Seas 19 ft.

SUN
W wind 30 kt. Seas 16 ft.

MON
SE wind 35 kt. Seas 17 ft.

TUE
NW wind 35 kt. Seas 17 ft.



PKZ136-230200-
Chiniak Bay-
354 AM AKST Fri Jan 22 2021

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY SATURDAY


TODAY
S wind 10 kt becoming SE 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4
ft.

TONIGHT
SE wind 20 kt becoming SW 15 kt after midnight. Seas 5
ft subsiding to 3 ft after midnight. Widespread rain showers.

SAT
SW wind 15 kt increasing to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3
ft.

SAT NIGHT
W wind 30 kt. Seas 5 ft.

SUN
SW wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.

MON
E wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.

TUE
NW wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.



PKZ137-230200-
Marmot Bay-
354 AM AKST Fri Jan 22 2021

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT AND SATURDAY


TODAY
Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming E 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 4 ft.

TONIGHT
SE wind 20 kt becoming SW 25 kt after midnight. Seas
7 ft. Rain showers.

SAT
SW wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.

SAT NIGHT
W wind 35 kt. Seas 7 ft.

SUN
SW wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft.

MON
E wind 25 kt. Seas 10 ft.

TUE
NW wind 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.



PKZ138-230200-
Shelikof Strait-
354 AM AKST Fri Jan 22 2021

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT AND SATURDAY


TODAY
S wind 15 kt becoming E 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 ft
building to 6 ft in the afternoon.

TONIGHT
SE wind 20 kt becoming SW 30 kt after midnight. Seas 6
ft building to 9 ft after midnight.

SAT
SW wind 30 kt. Seas 9 ft.

SAT NIGHT
W wind 30 kt. Seas 11 ft.

SUN
SW wind 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.

MON
NE wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft.

TUE
W wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.



PKZ139-230200-
Cook Inlet Kalgin Island to Point Bede-
354 AM AKST Fri Jan 22 2021

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT AND SATURDAY


TODAY
NE wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.

TONIGHT
NE wind 30 kt. Seas 9 ft. Widespread rain and snow
showers.

SAT
NW wind 25 kt. Seas 8 ft. Snow.

SAT NIGHT
W wind 30 kt. Seas 8 ft.

SUN
NW wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.

MON
NE wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.

TUE
N wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.



PKZ140-230200-
Cook Inlet North of Kalgin Island-
354 AM AKST Fri Jan 22 2021

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT AND SATURDAY


TODAY
NE wind 20 kt. Seas in ice free waters 3 ft building to
6 ft in the afternoon.

TONIGHT
NE wind 30 kt. Seas in ice free waters 7 ft.

SAT
NE wind 25 kt becoming NW 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas in
ice free waters 7 ft subsiding to 3 ft in the afternoon. Widespread
snow showers.

SAT NIGHT
SW wind 10 kt. Seas in ice free waters 2 ft.

SUN
W wind 10 kt. Seas in ice free waters 3 ft.

MON THROUGH TUE
NE wind 15 kt. Seas in ice free waters 4 ft.



PKZ141-230200-
Kachemak Bay-
354 AM AKST Fri Jan 22 2021

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY SATURDAY


TODAY
Variable wind up to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.

TONIGHT
E wind 15 kt becoming variable less than 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 ft. Rain.

SAT
Variable wind 10 kt in the morning becoming W 25 kt. Seas 2 ft
in the morning building to 8 ft. Rain with snow.

SAT NIGHT
W wind 25 kt. Seas 8 ft.

SUN
NW wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.

MON
NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.

TUE
NW wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.