Marine Forecast for the North Gulf Coast, Kodiak Island, and Cook Inlet


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CWFAER

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
409 AM AKST Thu Feb 22 2018

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.

PKZ197-230215-
409 AM AKST Thu Feb 22 2018
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE NORTH GULF COAST+KODIAK ISLAND WATERS+
COOK INLET...
A 1008 mb low 45 nm south of Cordova this afternoon will move 
inland 45 nm southeast of Yakutat at 1004 mb by tonight. High 
pressure will remain over the Gulf through Sat morning.

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PKZ119-230215-
Cape Suckling to Cape Cleare-
409 AM AKST Thu Feb 22 2018

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND FRIDAY...
.TODAY...S wind 20 kt becoming W 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 9
ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...NW wind 35 kt. Seas 13 ft.
.FRI...NW wind 35 kt. Seas 14 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W wind 20 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.SAT...N wind 30 kt. Seas 17 ft.
.SUN...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 15 ft.
.MON...SW wind 20 kt. Seas 11 ft.

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PKZ120-230215-
Cape Cleare to Gore Point-
409 AM AKST Thu Feb 22 2018

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY...
.TODAY...W wind 20 kt increasing to 35 kt in the afternoon. Seas
6 ft building to 10 ft in the afternoon. Rain.
.TONIGHT...W wind 40 kt. Seas 14 ft.
.FRI...NW wind 35 kt diminishing to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas
13 ft subsiding to 8 ft in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...E wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.SAT...NW wind 35 kt. Seas 14 ft.
.SUN...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 13 ft.
.MON...W wind 25 kt. Seas 10 ft.

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PKZ121-230215-
Resurrection Bay-
409 AM AKST Thu Feb 22 2018

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND FRIDAY...
.TODAY...Variable wind 10 kt becoming N 20 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 2 ft building to 4 ft in the afternoon. Snow.
.TONIGHT...N wind 35 kt. Seas 7 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI...N wind 35 kt diminishing to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas
7 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...N wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.MON...Variable wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.

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PKZ125-230215-
Prince William Sound-
409 AM AKST Thu Feb 22 2018

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT...
.TODAY...NE wind 15 kt becoming NW 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas
2 ft. Snow and rain.
.TONIGHT...NW wind 35 kt. Seas 6 ft building to 9 ft after
midnight.
.FRI...NW wind 30 kt diminishing to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas
7 ft subsiding to 4 ft in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SAT...N wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN...NW wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

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PKZ126-230215-
Port Valdez-
409 AM AKST Thu Feb 22 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FRIDAY...
.TODAY...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Snow.
.TONIGHT...NE wind 10 kt increasing to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 4 
ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI...E wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SAT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN THROUGH MON...E wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

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PKZ127-230215-
Valdez Narrows-
409 AM AKST Thu Feb 22 2018

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND FRIDAY...
.TODAY...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Snow.
.TONIGHT...NE wind 20 kt increasing to 35 kt after midnight. Seas 4 
ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI...N wind 40 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 30 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...N wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON...N wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.

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PKZ128-230215-
Valdez Arm-
409 AM AKST Thu Feb 22 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT AND FRIDAY...
.TODAY...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Snow.
.TONIGHT...NE wind 15 kt increasing to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 6 
ft.
.FRI...N wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...N wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.MON...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

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PKZ129-230215-
Passage Canal-
409 AM AKST Thu Feb 22 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT AND FRIDAY...
.TODAY...Variable wind 10 kt becoming W 15 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 2 ft. Snow.
.TONIGHT...W wind 30 kt with gusts to 55 kt near Whittier after
midnight. Seas 5 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI...W wind 30 kt with gusts to 55 kt near Whittier. Seas 5 ft. 
Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...W wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SAT...W wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN...W wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON...Variable wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

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PKZ130-230215-
West of Barren Islands including Kamishak Bay-
409 AM AKST Thu Feb 22 2018

...GALE WARNING THROUGH TONIGHT...
.TODAY...W wind 25 kt increasing to 35 kt in the afternoon. Seas
12 ft.
.TONIGHT...W wind 45 kt. Seas 18 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI...W wind 30 kt becoming NW 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 11 ft
subsiding to 5 ft in the afternoon. Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...NW wind 35 kt. Seas 16 ft.
.MON...W wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.

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PKZ131-230215-
Barren Islands East-
409 AM AKST Thu Feb 22 2018

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY...
.TODAY...W wind 25 kt increasing to 35 kt in the afternoon. Seas
9 ft.
.TONIGHT...NW wind 45 kt. Seas 16 ft.
.FRI...NW wind 40 kt becoming W 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 14 ft
subsiding to 9 ft in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...S wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...W wind 40 kt. Seas 18 ft.
.MON...W wind 25 kt. Seas 10 ft.

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PKZ132-230215-
Marmot Island to Sitkinak-
409 AM AKST Thu Feb 22 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH FRIDAY...
.TODAY...W wind 30 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.TONIGHT...W wind 30 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.FRI...W wind 25 kt. Seas 9 ft. Rain.
.FRI NIGHT...SW wind 30 kt. Seas 12 ft.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...W wind 40 kt. Seas 18 ft.
.MON...W wind 25 kt. Seas 10 ft.

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PKZ136-230215-
Chiniak Bay-
409 AM AKST Thu Feb 22 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH TONIGHT...
.TODAY...W wind 20 kt increasing to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas
4 ft.
.TONIGHT...W wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.FRI...W wind 10 kt in the morning becoming variable less than
10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...W wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.MON...W wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.

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PKZ137-230215-
Marmot Bay-
409 AM AKST Thu Feb 22 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH TONIGHT...
.TODAY...W wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.TONIGHT...W wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.FRI...W wind 15 kt diminishing to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas
2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...W wind 30 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.MON...W wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.

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PKZ138-230215-
Shelikof Strait-
409 AM AKST Thu Feb 22 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH TONIGHT...
.TODAY...W wind 30 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.TONIGHT...W wind 30 kt. Seas 9 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI...W wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW wind 30 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.SAT...W wind 30 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.SUN...W wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.MON...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.

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PKZ139-230215-
Cook Inlet Kalgin Island to Point Bede-
409 AM AKST Thu Feb 22 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH TONIGHT...
.TODAY...W wind 30 kt. Seas in ice free waters 8 ft.
.TONIGHT...W wind 30 kt. Seas in ice free waters 10 ft. Freezing
spray.
.FRI...W wind 20 kt becoming N 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas in ice
free waters 4 ft subsiding to 2 ft in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 25 kt. Seas in ice free waters 5 ft.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...NW wind 25 kt. Seas in ice free waters 5 ft.
.MON...SW wind 20 kt. Seas in ice free waters 5 ft.

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PKZ140-230215-
Cook Inlet North of Kalgin Island-
409 AM AKST Thu Feb 22 2018
.TODAY...S wind 15 kt.
.TONIGHT...W wind 15 kt diminishing to 10 kt after midnight.
.FRI...Variable wind less than 10 kt.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 10 kt.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...Variable wind less than 10 kt.
.MON...W wind 15 kt.

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PKZ141-230215-
Kachemak Bay-
409 AM AKST Thu Feb 22 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH TONIGHT...
.TODAY...W wind 30 kt. Seas 8 ft. Snow with rain.
.TONIGHT...W wind 30 kt. Seas 8 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI...W wind 20 kt becoming N 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 ft
subsiding to 2 ft in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SAT...W wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.SUN...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.MON...SW wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.

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