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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
348 AM AKST Wed Feb 21 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.

Cape Suckling to Cape Cleare-

...GALE WARNING THURSDAY...

.TODAY...SW wind 15 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.TONIGHT...SW wind 15 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.THU...S wind 20 kt becoming W 35 kt in the afternoon. Seas 6 ft
building to 11 ft in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...NW wind 35 kt. Seas 14 ft.
.FRI...NW wind 35 kt. Seas 14 ft.

Cape Cleare to Gore Point-

...GALE WARNING THURSDAY...

.TODAY...W wind 15 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.TONIGHT...SW wind 15 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.THU...W wind 25 kt increasing to 40 kt in the afternoon. Seas 7
ft building to 12 ft in the afternoon. Rain.
.THU NIGHT...W wind 45 kt. Seas 14 ft.
.FRI...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 12 ft.

Resurrection Bay-

.TODAY...N wind 10 kt in the morning becoming variable less than
10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Rain and
snow.
.THU...Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming N 20 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 ft building to 4 ft in the afternoon. Rain and
snow.
.THU NIGHT...N wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.FRI...N wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.

Prince William Sound-

.TODAY...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming NE 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 ft. Snow.
.THU...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Rain and snow.
.THU NIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.FRI...N wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft.

Port Valdez-

.TODAY...NE wind 10 kt early becoming variable wind less than 10 kt.
Seas 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Snow.
.THU...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Snow and rain.
.THU NIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.FRI...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.

Valdez Narrows-

.TODAY...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.TONIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Snow.
.THU...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Snow.
.THU NIGHT...NE wind 35 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.FRI...N wind 40 kt. Seas 4 ft.

Valdez Arm-

.TODAY...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.THU...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Snow and rain.
.THU NIGHT...NE wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.FRI...N wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.

Passage Canal-

.TODAY...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Snow.
.THU...Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming W 15 kt in the
afternoon. Gusts to 25 kt near Whittier in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft.
Snow and rain.
.THU NIGHT...W wind 30 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.FRI...W wind 30 kt. Seas 5 ft.

West of Barren Islands including Kamishak Bay-

...GALE WARNING THURSDAY...

.TODAY...Variable wind 10 kt becoming SW 20 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 4 ft.
.TONIGHT...SW wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.THU...W wind 30 kt increasing to 40 kt in the afternoon. Seas
10 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W wind 40 kt. Seas 12 ft.
.FRI...NW wind 40 kt. Seas 13 ft.

Barren Islands East-

...GALE WARNING THURSDAY...

.TODAY...SW wind increasing to 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.TONIGHT...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.THU...W wind 30 kt increasing to 40 kt in the afternoon. Seas
13 ft. Rain.
.THU NIGHT...NW wind 45 kt. Seas 17 ft.
.FRI...NW wind 40 kt. Seas 16 ft.

Marmot Island to Sitkinak-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH THURSDAY...

.TODAY...SW wind 15 kt increasing to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas
8 ft.
.TONIGHT...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.THU...W wind 30 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W wind 30 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.FRI...W wind 30 kt. Seas 9 ft.

Chiniak Bay-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THURSDAY...

.TODAY...Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming S 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...SW wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.THU...W wind 30 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.FRI...W wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.

Marmot Bay-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THURSDAY...

.TODAY...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.TONIGHT...SW wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.THU...W wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.FRI...W wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.

Shelikof Strait-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH THURSDAY...

.TODAY...SW wind 15 kt increasing to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3
ft building to 6 ft in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.THU...W wind 30 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.FRI...W wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.

Cook Inlet Kalgin Island to Point Bede-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THURSDAY...

.TODAY...Variable wind 10 kt. Seas in ice free waters 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...SE wind 10 kt becoming S 15 kt after midnight. Seas in
ice free waters 3 ft.
.THU...SW wind 30 kt. Seas in ice free waters 9 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W wind 30 kt. Seas in ice free waters 7 ft.
.FRI...N wind 20 kt. Seas in ice free waters 5 ft.

Cook Inlet North of Kalgin Island-

.TODAY...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Patchy freezing fog.
.TONIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt.
.THU...SW wind 20 kt. Snow.
.THU NIGHT...W wind 20 kt.
.FRI...N wind 10 kt.

Kachemak Bay-

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THURSDAY...

.TODAY...Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming SE 10 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...S wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft. Rain and snow.
.THU...SW wind 30 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W wind 30 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.FRI...NW wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.

$$