264  
FNAK72 PAFC 112219  
FWSALU  
 
SPOT FORECAST FOR M/V AKUTAN...USCG  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK  
219 PM AKDT WED OCT 11 2017  
 
FORECAST IS BASED ON INCIDENT TIME OF 0600 AKDT ON OCTOBER 12.  
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS SHOULD REMAIN BELOW 25 MPH THURSDAY  
AND THURSDAY NIGHT SO SEA STATES SHOULD REMAIN CHOPPY AND BELOW  
3 FEET. ON FRIDAY, A FAST MOVING BUT STRONG LOW WILL MOVE TOWARD  
UNALASKA WITH INCREASING SOUTH WINDS BY AFTERNOON, WITH GUSTS  
NEAR GALE FORCE. SEAS WILL REMAIN WIND DRIVEN BUT WILL BECOME CHOPPIER  
AND POSSIBLY CLOSE TO 3 FEET. STABILITY WISE, THERE SHOULD BE  
ENOUGH WINDS AND AIR MOVEMENT TO KEEP STRONG INVERSIONS FROM  
DEVELOPING.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (40-50 PERCENT). ISOLATED RAIN  
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.  
CHANCE OF PCPN......20 PERCENT.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 52.  
SURFACE WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 16 TO 23 MPH.  
STABILITY CLASS.....WEAKLY STABLE.  
WAVE HEIGHT.........1 FOOT.  
   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING  
PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PERCENT). SCATTERED RAIN  
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
CHANCE OF PCPN......30 PERCENT.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 43.  
SURFACE WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.  
STABILITY CLASS.....WEAKLY STABLE.  
WAVE HEIGHT.........1 FOOT.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY (90-100 PERCENT). RAIN LIKELY IN THE  
MORNING, THEN RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.  
CHANCE OF PCPN......80 PERCENT.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 51.  
SURFACE WINDS.......BREEZY. SOUTH WINDS 12 TO 14 MPH INCREASING TO  
23 TO 27 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS AS HIGH AS  
38 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON  
STABILITY CLASS.....WEAKLY STABLE.  
WAVE HEIGHT.........UP TO 2-3 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.  
 

 
FORECASTER...AHSENMACHER  
REQUESTED BY...MSTC ERIC VOGEL  
TYPE OF REQUEST...MARINE  
.TAG 1717127.0/ALU  
.EMAIL ERIC.M.VOGEL@USCG.MIL  
 
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