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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
340 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

Coastal Waters Forecast for Southwest Alaska+Bristol Bay+The
Alaska Peninsula Waters and the Aleutian Islands up to 100 nm out.

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.

PKZ181-161330-
North and West of Nunivak Island-
340 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NE wind 35 kt. Seas 11 ft. Snow showers.
.SAT...E wind 25 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N wind 20 kt becoming NW 30 kt after midnight.
Seas 9 ft. Freezing spray.
.SUN...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...S wind 30 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.MON...S wind 40 kt. Seas 18 ft.
.TUE...S wind 25 kt. Seas 13 ft.
.WED...S wind 20 kt. Seas 11 ft.

$$

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
340 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

Coastal Waters Forecast for Southwest Alaska+Bristol Bay+The
Alaska Peninsula Waters and the Aleutian Islands up to 100 nm out.

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.

PKZ185-161330-
Saint Matthew Island Waters-
340 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...GALE WARNING THROUGH SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...N wind 40 kt. Seas 14 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT...N wind 40 kt. Seas 14 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 13 ft. Freezing spray.
.SUN...SW wind 35 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE wind 40 kt. Seas 26 ft.
.MON...S wind 40 kt. Seas 25 ft.
.TUE...SW wind 35 kt. Seas 24 ft.
.WED...S wind 25 kt. Seas 17 ft.

$$

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
320 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

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.

PKZ125-161345-
Prince William Sound-
320 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...E wind 45 kt. Gust to 60 kt near the entrance this
evening. Seas 10 ft. Rain.
.SAT...SW wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft. Rain.
.SAT NIGHT...SW wind 15 kt becoming SE 10 kt after midnight. Seas
3 ft. Rain showers and snow showers.
.SUN...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON...N wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.TUE...E wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.WED...S wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

$$

Coastal Waters Forecast for Northwest Alaska
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
1210 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

Northwestern Alaska Coastal Waters out 100 NM

Wind forecasts reflect the predominant speed and direction
expected. Sea forecasts represent the average of the highest one-
third of the combined wind-wave and swell height.

PKZ210-161515-
Dall Point to Wales-
1210 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY
AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NE winds 30 kt. Seas 11 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SAT...N winds 25 kt. Seas 10 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 25 kt. Seas 8 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SUN...NW winds 25 kt. Seas 7 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 30 kt. Seas 11 ft. Freezing rain. Heavy
freezing spray.
.MON...SE winds 35 kt. Seas 17 ft. Snow and freezing rain. Heavy
freezing spray.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 35 kt. Seas 17 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.TUE...S winds 25 kt. Seas 16 ft.
.WED...S winds 20 kt. Seas 13 ft.

$$

Coastal Waters Forecast for Arctic Alaska
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
1208 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

Arctic Alaska Coastal Waters out 100 NM

Wind forecasts reflect the predominant speed and direction
expected. Sea forecasts represent the average of the highest one-
third of the combined wind-wave and swell height.

PKZ225-161515-
Cape Thompson to Cape Beaufort-
1208 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NE winds 35 kt. Blowing snow.
.SAT...NE winds 35 kt. Blowing snow.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 30 kt. Blowing snow.
.SUN...NE winds 30 kt. Blowing snow.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 25 kt. Blowing snow.
.MON...E winds 25 kt. Blowing snow.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 30 kt.
.TUE...SE winds 25 kt.
.WED...S winds 20 kt.

$$


Winter Weather Advisory


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
218 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017


AKZ214-160900-
/O.NEW.PAFG.WW.Y.0115.171215T2318Z-171216T0900Z/
Yukon Delta-
Including Mountain Village, Emmonak, Alakanuk, Kotlik,
Pilot Station, St Marys, Scammon Bay, Marshall, Nunam Iqua,
and Pitkas Point
218 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT AKST
TONIGHT...

* WHAT...Snow and blowing snow occurring. Plan on slippery road
  conditions. In addition, areas of poor visibility are
  expected. Tree branches could fall as well. Additional snow
  accumulations of up to two inches are expected.

* WHERE...Yukon Delta.

* WHEN...Until midnight.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 45 mph will
  cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means periods
of snow and blowing snow will cause travel difficulties.

$$


Heavy Freezing Spray Warning


Coastal Waters Forecast for Northwest Alaska
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
1210 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

Northwestern Alaska Coastal Waters out 100 NM

Wind forecasts reflect the predominant speed and direction
expected. Sea forecasts represent the average of the highest one-
third of the combined wind-wave and swell height.

PKZ220-161515-
Wales to Cape Thompson-
1210 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY
AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NE winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Blowing snow. Heavy
freezing spray.
.SAT...NE winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Blowing snow. Heavy freezing
spray.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 25 kt. Seas 6 ft. Blowing snow. Heavy
freezing spray.
.SUN...N winds 25 kt. Seas 6 ft. Blowing snow. Heavy freezing
spray.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.MON...SE winds 25 kt. Seas 6 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 30 kt. Seas 10 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.TUE...SE winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.WED...SE winds 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.

$$

Dec 17

Coastal Waters Forecast for Northwest Alaska
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
1210 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

Northwestern Alaska Coastal Waters out 100 NM

Wind forecasts reflect the predominant speed and direction
expected. Sea forecasts represent the average of the highest one-
third of the combined wind-wave and swell height.

PKZ210-161515-
Dall Point to Wales-
1210 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY
AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NE winds 30 kt. Seas 11 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SAT...N winds 25 kt. Seas 10 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 25 kt. Seas 8 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SUN...NW winds 25 kt. Seas 7 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 30 kt. Seas 11 ft. Freezing rain. Heavy
freezing spray.
.MON...SE winds 35 kt. Seas 17 ft. Snow and freezing rain. Heavy
freezing spray.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 35 kt. Seas 17 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.TUE...S winds 25 kt. Seas 16 ft.
.WED...S winds 20 kt. Seas 13 ft.

$$


Small Craft Advisory


Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
320 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

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.

PKZ140-161345-
Cook Inlet North of Kalgin Island-
320 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.SAT...N wind 10 kt in the morning becoming variable less than
10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt becoming N 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN...N wind 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...Variable wind less than 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.MON THROUGH WED...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
320 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

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.

PKZ127-161345-
Valdez Narrows-
320 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft. Rain and snow.
.SAT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Rain and snow showers.
.SAT NIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Snow showers.
.SUN...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.TUE...NE wind 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.WED...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

Coastal Waters Forecast for Northwest Alaska
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
1210 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

Northwestern Alaska Coastal Waters out 100 NM

Wind forecasts reflect the predominant speed and direction
expected. Sea forecasts represent the average of the highest one-
third of the combined wind-wave and swell height.

PKZ220-161515-
Wales to Cape Thompson-
1210 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY
AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NE winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Blowing snow. Heavy
freezing spray.
.SAT...NE winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Blowing snow. Heavy freezing
spray.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 25 kt. Seas 6 ft. Blowing snow. Heavy
freezing spray.
.SUN...N winds 25 kt. Seas 6 ft. Blowing snow. Heavy freezing
spray.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.MON...SE winds 25 kt. Seas 6 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 30 kt. Seas 10 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.TUE...SE winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.WED...SE winds 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.

$$

Dec 17


Brisk Wind Advisory


Coastal Waters Forecast for Northwest Alaska
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
1210 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

Northwestern Alaska Coastal Waters out 100 NM

Wind forecasts reflect the predominant speed and direction
expected. Sea forecasts represent the average of the highest one-
third of the combined wind-wave and swell height.

PKZ200-161515-
Norton Sound-
1210 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...BRISK WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...E winds 25 kt. Blowing snow.
.SAT...E winds 15 kt.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 5 kt.
.SUN...W winds 15 kt.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 15 kt.
.MON...SE winds 25 kt.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 30 kt. Snow.
.TUE...SE winds 20 kt.
.WED...S winds 20 kt.

$$

Coastal Waters Forecast for Arctic Alaska
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
1208 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

Arctic Alaska Coastal Waters out 100 NM

Wind forecasts reflect the predominant speed and direction
expected. Sea forecasts represent the average of the highest one-
third of the combined wind-wave and swell height.

PKZ245-161515-
Flaxman Island to Demarcation Point-
1208 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...BRISK WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...E winds 25 kt. Blowing snow.
.SAT...E winds 25 kt. Blowing snow.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 25 kt. Blowing snow.
.SUN...E winds 20 kt. Blowing snow.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 15 kt.
.MON...NW winds 15 kt.
.MON NIGHT...W winds 15 kt.
.TUE...E winds 20 kt.
.WED...E winds 10 kt.

$$

Dec 17

Coastal Waters Forecast for Arctic Alaska
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
1208 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

Arctic Alaska Coastal Waters out 100 NM

Wind forecasts reflect the predominant speed and direction
expected. Sea forecasts represent the average of the highest one-
third of the combined wind-wave and swell height.

PKZ230-161515-
Cape Beaufort to Point Franklin-
1208 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...BRISK WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...E winds 30 kt. Blowing snow.
.SAT...NE winds 30 kt. Blowing snow.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 30 kt. Blowing snow.
.SUN...NE winds 25 kt. Blowing snow.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 20 kt. Blowing snow.
.MON...E winds 25 kt. Blowing snow.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 30 kt.
.TUE...E winds 30 kt.
.WED...S winds 20 kt.

$$

Coastal Waters Forecast for Arctic Alaska
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
1208 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

Arctic Alaska Coastal Waters out 100 NM

Wind forecasts reflect the predominant speed and direction
expected. Sea forecasts represent the average of the highest one-
third of the combined wind-wave and swell height.

PKZ235-161515-
Point Franklin to Cape Halkett-
1208 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...BRISK WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NE winds 25 kt. Blowing snow.
.SAT...NE winds 25 kt. Blowing snow.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 25 kt. Blowing snow.
.SUN...NE winds 20 kt. Blowing snow.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 20 kt.
.MON...N winds 15 kt.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 25 kt.
.TUE...E winds 25 kt.
.WED...SE winds 15 kt.

$$

Coastal Waters Forecast for Arctic Alaska
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
1208 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

Arctic Alaska Coastal Waters out 100 NM

Wind forecasts reflect the predominant speed and direction
expected. Sea forecasts represent the average of the highest one-
third of the combined wind-wave and swell height.

PKZ240-161515-
Cape Halkett to Flaxman Island-
1208 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...BRISK WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NE winds 25 kt. Blowing snow.
.SAT...NE winds 30 kt. Blowing snow.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 25 kt. Blowing snow.
.SUN...NE winds 25 kt. Blowing snow.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 20 kt.
.MON...N winds 15 kt.
.MON NIGHT...W winds 15 kt.
.TUE...E winds 20 kt.
.WED...SE winds 15 kt.

$$


Wind Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
339 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

AKZ225-161500-
/O.NEW.PAFG.WI.Y.0050.171216T0039Z-171216T1500Z/
Denali-
Including Healy, Denali National Park, Carlo Creek, and Kantishna
339 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM AKST SATURDAY...

The National Weather Service in Fairbanks has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect until 6 AM AKST Saturday.

* LOCATION...Alaska Range passes.

* WINDS...South with gusts to 60 mph.

* TIMING...Strong winds will continue this evening and will die
  down early Saturday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that strong winds are occurring or
expected. Travel may be difficult. Secure loose objects which may
be blown about by the wind.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
339 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

AKZ226-161500-
/O.NEW.PAFG.WI.Y.0050.171216T0039Z-171216T1500Z/
Eastern Alaska Range-
Including Mentasta Lake, Black Rapids, Donnelly Dome,
Trims DOT Camp, Eagle Trail, and Mineral Lake
339 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM AKST SATURDAY...

The National Weather Service in Fairbanks has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect until 6 AM AKST Saturday.

* LOCATION...Alaska Range passes.

* WINDS...South with gusts to 60 mph. |

* TIMING...Strong winds will continue this evening and will die
  down early Saturday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that strong winds are occurring or
expected. Travel may be difficult. Secure loose objects which may
be blown about by the wind.

&&

$$


Special Weather Statement


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
National Weather Service ANCHORAGE AK
335 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

AKZ155-161-160800-
Kuskokwim Delta-Bristol Bay-
Including the cities of Bethel, Hooper Bay, Nunivak Island,
King Salmon, Dillingham, Naknek, and Pilot Point
335 PM AKST Fri Dec 15 2017

...Possible High Surf this Evening...

A potent, tightly-wrapped low will move north paralleling the
coast tonight. This will bring breezy conditions along the coast
with south to southwest winds gusting to near 35 mph. In addition
to the winds, this system will also bring a short period of higher
onshore swell. The winds and waves will work in tandem to make
for some rough surf along the coast through this evening. Water
levels could rise 1 to 2 feet above high astronomical tide (grass
line) in isolated locations, but we don`t expect widespread
impacts. Boaters should exercise caution in the surf zone. Winds
and waves will subside quickly by Saturday morning.

Please check your latest forecast at www.weather.gov/anchorage.


$$

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