weather.gov     
National Weather Service

Watches, Warnings & Advisories
NWS Homepage

Gale Warning


Offshore Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage AK
345 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

Offshore waters forecast for the Gulf of Alaska West of 144W

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.

PKZ351-180030-
Gulf of Alaska Offshore North of 57N and West of 144W-
345 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...

.TODAY...SW wind up to 15 kt becoming SE 10 to 25 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.TONIGHT...NE wind 25 to 35 kt. Seas 8 to 13 ft. Rain showers.
.WED...N wind 20 to 35 kt. Seas 12 to 17 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW wind 15 to 30 kt. Seas 9 to 15 ft.
.THU...NW wind 15 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 13 ft.
.FRI...SW wind up to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 10 ft.
.SAT...E wind 15 to 30 kt. Seas 9 to 14 ft.

$$

Offshore Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage AK
345 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

Offshore waters forecast for the Gulf of Alaska West of 144W

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.

PKZ352-180030-
Gulf of Alaska Offshore South of 57N North of 55N and West of
144W-
345 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...

.TODAY...S wind 10 to 25 kt becoming E 20 to 30 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 6 to 10 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...NE wind 25 to 40 kt. Seas 11 to 19 ft. Rain.
.WED...N wind 25 to 40 kt. Seas 14 to 20 ft. Rain showers.
.WED NIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 14 to 18 ft.
.THU...NW wind 15 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 16 ft.
.FRI THROUGH SAT...NW wind 10 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 13 ft.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR SOUTHEAST ALASKA
National Weather Service Juneau AK
343 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

Southeast Alaska Coastal Waters from Dixon Entrance to
Cape Suckling out 100 NM

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

PKZ041-180545-
Dixon Entrance to Cape Decision-
343 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...GALE WARNING THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 10 ft. Showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms in the morning.
.TONIGHT...SE wind 30 kt increasing to 40 kt in the evening.
Gusts to 60 kt. Seas 15 ft. Rain.
.WED...S wind 25 kt. Seas 15 ft. Rain.
.WED NIGHT...SE wind 20 kt. Seas 18 ft. SW swell. Rain.
.THU...W wind 25 kt. Seas 15 ft.
.FRI...SW wind 20 kt becoming SE. Seas 12 ft.
.SAT...SW wind 25 kt. Seas 16 ft.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR SOUTHEAST ALASKA
National Weather Service Juneau AK
343 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

Southeast Alaska Coastal Waters from Dixon Entrance to
Cape Suckling out 100 NM

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

PKZ042-180545-
Cape Decision to Cape Edgecumbe-
343 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...GALE WARNING THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SW wind 20 kt. Seas 9 ft. Slight chance of thunderstorms
in the morning. Showers in the morning.
.TONIGHT...SE wind 30 kt increasing to 40 kt in the evening.
Gusts to 60 kt. Seas 12 ft building to 16 ft late. Rain.
.WED...S wind 25 kt. Seas 15 ft. Rain.
.WED NIGHT...SE wind 20 kt. Seas 14 ft. SW swell. Rain.
.THU...W wind 20 kt. Seas 13 ft.
.FRI...SW wind 20 kt becoming SE. Seas 11 ft.
.SAT...SE wind 30 kt becoming SW. Seas 14 ft building to
18 ft.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR SOUTHEAST ALASKA
National Weather Service Juneau AK
343 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

Southeast Alaska Coastal Waters from Dixon Entrance to
Cape Suckling out 100 NM

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

PKZ043-180545-
Cape Edgecumbe to Cape Fairweather-
343 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...GALE WARNING THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SW wind 20 kt. Seas 9 ft. Slight chance of thunderstorms
in the morning. Showers.
.TONIGHT...SE wind 35 kt increasing to 45 kt late. Seas 11 ft
building to 16 ft late. Rain.
.WED...SE gale to 40 kt diminishing to 30 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 16 ft. Rain.
.WED NIGHT...E wind 20 kt. Seas 14 ft. SW swell.
.THU...SE wind 15 kt becoming SW. Seas 12 ft.
.FRI...SW wind 20 kt becoming SE. Seas 10 ft.
.SAT...E gale to 35 kt becoming S 20 kt. Seas 15 ft.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR SOUTHEAST ALASKA
National Weather Service Juneau AK
343 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

Southeast Alaska Coastal Waters from Dixon Entrance to
Cape Suckling out 100 NM

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

PKZ051-180545-
Cape Fairweather to Icy Cape-
343 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...GALE WARNING LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...S wind 15 kt. Seas 8 ft. SW swell. Showers.
.TONIGHT...SE wind 30 kt becoming E 40 kt late. Seas 9 ft
building to 13 ft late. Rain.
.WED...E gale to 35 kt diminishing to 25 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 15 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E wind 15 kt. Seas 13 ft. SW swell.
.THU...E wind 15 kt becoming S. Seas 10 ft.
.FRI...S wind 15 kt becoming SE 25 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.SAT...SE wind 25 kt. Seas 15 ft.

$$

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR SOUTHEAST ALASKA
National Weather Service Juneau AK
343 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

Southeast Alaska Coastal Waters from Dixon Entrance to
Cape Suckling out 100 NM

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

PKZ052-180545-
Icy Cape to Cape Suckling-
343 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...GALE WARNING LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...Variable wind 15 kt. Seas 7 ft. SW swell. Showers in the
afternoon.
.TONIGHT...SE wind 20 kt becoming E 30 kt in the evening. Seas 10
ft. Showers in the evening, then rain late.
.WED...E wind 30 kt becoming NE 20 kt in the afternoon.
Gusts to 45 kt in the morning. Seas 14 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 12 ft.
.THU...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.FRI...SW wind 15 kt becoming SE 25 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.SAT...E wind 30 kt diminishing to 20 kt. Seas 14 ft.

$$

Offshore Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Juneau AK
343 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

Offshore waters forecast for Gulf of Alaska east of 144W

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

PKZ310-180545-
Gulf of Alaska North of 55 Degrees North and East of 144 Degrees
West-
343 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SW wind 25 kt diminishing to 20 kt in the morning, then
increasing to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 9 ft. Rain showers
early in the morning.
.TONIGHT...S wind 40 kt. Seas 11 ft building to 14 ft late. Rain.
.WED...E wind 25 kt. Seas 16 ft. SW swell. Rain.
.WED NIGHT...NW wind 30 kt. Seas 15 ft.
.THU...W wind 30 kt. Seas 12 ft.
.FRI...SE wind 25 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.SAT...W wind 25 kt. Seas 13 ft.

$$


Small Craft Advisory


Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
400 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 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.

PKZ119-180045-
Cape Suckling to Cape Cleare-
400 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...

.TODAY...S wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.TONIGHT...NE wind 30 kt. Seas 6 ft building to 10 ft after
midnight.
.WED...N wind 25 kt. Seas 11 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N wind 20 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.THU...NW wind 15 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.FRI...S wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.SAT...E wind 25 kt. Seas 14 ft.

$$

Coastal Waters Forecast FOR Southeast Alaska
National Weather Service Juneau AK
353 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

Southeast Alaska Coastal Waters from Dixon Entrance to
Cape Suckling 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 windwave and swell height.

PKZ021-180300-
Icy Strait-
353 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY TONIGHT...

.TODAY...W wind 15 kt early in the morning becoming SE 10 kt.
Seas 3 ft. Showers.
.TONIGHT...E wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Showers in the evening, then
rain late.
.WED...E wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Rain.
.WED NIGHT...E wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Rain.
.THU...E wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.FRI...SE wind 15 kt becoming E 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SAT...E wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.

$$

Coastal Waters Forecast FOR Southeast Alaska
National Weather Service Juneau AK
353 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

Southeast Alaska Coastal Waters from Dixon Entrance to
Cape Suckling 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 windwave and swell height.

PKZ022-180300-
Cross Sound-
353 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SW wind 10 kt. Seas 8 ft. Slight chance of thunderstorms
in the morning. Showers.
.TONIGHT...E wind 25 kt. Seas 9 ft. Showers in the evening, then
rain late.
.WED...E wind 25 kt. Seas 11 ft. Rain.
.WED NIGHT...E wind 20 kt. Seas 12 ft or less. Rain.
.THU...E wind 15 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.FRI...E wind 15 kt increasing to 25 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.SAT...SE wind 25 kt. Seas 9 ft.

$$

Coastal Waters Forecast FOR Southeast Alaska
National Weather Service Juneau AK
353 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

Southeast Alaska Coastal Waters from Dixon Entrance to
Cape Suckling 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 windwave and swell height.

PKZ033-180300-
Southern Chatham Strait-
353 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...S wind increasing to 15 kt in the morning. Seas 3 ft,
except 7 ft near ocean entrances. Patchy fog in the morning.
Showers in the morning.
.TONIGHT...SE wind 15 kt increasing to 25 kt late. Seas building
to 5 ft, except 10 ft near ocean entrances. Rain late.
.WED...SE wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft, except 12 ft near ocean
entrances. Rain.
.WED NIGHT...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft, except 11 ft near
ocean entrances. Rain.
.THU...NE wind 20 kt becoming S 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.FRI...SW wind 15 kt becoming S 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SAT...SE wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.

$$

Coastal Waters Forecast FOR Southeast Alaska
National Weather Service Juneau AK
353 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

Southeast Alaska Coastal Waters from Dixon Entrance to
Cape Suckling 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 windwave and swell height.

PKZ034-180300-
Frederick Sound-
353 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...S wind increasing to 15 kt late in the morning. Seas 3
ft. Patchy fog early in the morning. Showers.
.TONIGHT...E wind 15 kt increasing to 25 kt late. Seas 5 ft. Rain
late.
.WED...E wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Rain.
.WED NIGHT...E wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Rain.
.THU...SE wind 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.FRI...S wind 15 kt becoming SE 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SAT...SE wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.

$$

Coastal Waters Forecast FOR Southeast Alaska
National Weather Service Juneau AK
353 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

Southeast Alaska Coastal Waters from Dixon Entrance to
Cape Suckling 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 windwave and swell height.

PKZ035-180300-
Sumner Strait-
353 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SE wind 10 kt becoming S 15 kt late in the afternoon.
Seas 3 ft, except 6 ft near ocean entrances. Patchy fog in the
morning. Showers.
.TONIGHT...SW wind 20 kt becoming SE 25 kt late. Seas 5 ft,
except 8 ft near ocean entrances. Rain late.
.WED...E wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft, except 10 ft near ocean
entrances. Rain.
.WED NIGHT...E wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft, except 9 ft near
ocean entrances. Rain.
.THU...E wind 15 kt becoming S. Seas 3 ft.
.FRI...SW wind 15 kt becoming E 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SAT...E wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.

$$

Coastal Waters Forecast FOR Southeast Alaska
National Weather Service Juneau AK
353 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

Southeast Alaska Coastal Waters from Dixon Entrance to
Cape Suckling 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 windwave and swell height.

PKZ036-180300-
Clarence Strait-
353 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...S wind increasing to 15 kt late in the afternoon. Seas 3
ft, except 5 ft near ocean entrances. Patchy fog in the morning.
Showers.
.TONIGHT...SE wind increasing to 25 kt in the evening. Seas 6 ft.
Rain.
.WED...SE wind 25 kt. Seas 7 ft, except 9 ft near ocean
entrances. Rain.
.WED NIGHT...SE wind 25 kt. Seas 5 ft, except 8 ft near
ocean entrances. Rain.
.THU...SE wind 25 kt becoming S 15 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.FRI...SE wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SAT...SE wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.

$$


Short Term Forecast


Short Term Forecast
National Weather Service Juneau AK
547 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

AKZ022-023-027-171615-
Salisbury Sound to Cape Fairweather Coastal Area-
Cape Decision to Salisbury Sound Coastal Area-
Dixon Entrance to Cape Decision Coastal Area-
Including the cities of Elfin Cove, Pelican, Sitka,
Port Alexander, Craig, and Klawock
547 AM AKDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.NOW...
Isolated Thunderstorms are moving onshore from the Gulf of Alaska
through 8 am. They are moving roughly ENE at 25 to 30 mph.
Locally heavy rains, lightning, and gusty winds near the showers
are possible. Storms may bypass populated locations.


$$

U.S. Dept. of Commerce
NOAA National Weather Service
1325 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
E-mail: w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov
Page last modified: June 2, 2009
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: for Safety, for Work, for Fun - FOR LIFE