Alaska Marine Text Forecasts by Zone (2024)

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National Weather Service Coastal and Offshore forecast products listed on this webpage are subdivided by zone, each identified by a Universal Generic Code(UGC) e.g. ANZ050, and a Special Area Messaging Encoder (SAME) code, e.g. 073050. SAME codes are used to program SAME-capable NOAA Weather Radio receivers to receive alert messages for user-specified areas.

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High Seas Forecast (not subdivided by zone)
Offshore Marine Zone Forecasts Around Alaska
Zone Number/Name/NWR CodeZone Number/Name/NWR Code
PKZ311: Gulf of Alaska North of 57 Degrees North and East of 144 Degrees West(0583111)PKZ413:Bering Sea Offshore 171W to 180 and south of 56N(0584131)
PKZ312: Gulf of Alaska South of 57 Degrees North and East of 144 Degrees West(0583121)PKZ414:Bering Sea Offshore East of 171W(0584141)
PKZ351: Gulf of Alaska Offshore North of 57N and west of 144W(0583511)PKZ500: Western US Arctic Offshore(0585001)
PKZ352:Gulf of Alaska Offshore South of 57N and west of 144W(/0583521)PKZ505: Central US Arctic Offshore(0585051)
PKZ411: Bering Sea Offshore West of 180 and East of the International Date Line(0584111)PKZ510: Eastern US Arctic Offshore(0585101)
PKZ412: Bering Sea Offshore 171W to 180 and north of 56N(0584121)Synopsis for the Eastern Gulf of Alaska (PKZ398/0583981)
Synopsis for the Western Gulf of Alaska (PKZ399/0583991)Synopsis for Bering Sea (PKZ499/0584991)
Synopsis US ARCTIC (PKZ599/0585991)Synopsis for the Eastern Gulf of Alaska (PKZ398/0583981)
    Coastal Marine Zone Forecasts Around Alaska

    NWS Juneau, AK

    Zone Number/Name/NWR CodeZone Number/Name/NWR Code
    PKZ011: Glacier Bay(058011)PKZ641: Dixon Entrance to Cape Decision out to 15 NM(058641)
    PKZ012: Northern Lynn Canal(058012)PKZ642: Cape Decision to Cape Edgecumbe out to 15 NM(058642)
    PKZ013: Southern Lynn Canal(058013)PKZ643: Cape Edgecumbe to Cape Spencer out to 15 NM(058643)
    PKZ021: Icy Strait(058021)PKZ644: Cape Spencer to Cape Fairweather out to 15 NM(058644)
    PKZ022: Cross Sound(058022)PKZ651: Cape Fairweather to Icy Cape out to 15 NM(058651)
    PKZ031: Stephens Passage(058031)PKZ652: Icy Cape to Cape Suckling out to 15 NM(058652)
    PKZ032: Northern Chatham Strait(058032)PKZ661: Dixon Entrance to Cape Decision from 15 to 90 NM(058661)
    PKZ033: Southern Chatham Strait(058033)PKZ662: Cape Decision to Cape Edgecumbe from 15 to 80 NM(058662)
    PKZ034: Frederick Sound(058034)PKZ663: Cape Edgecumbe to Cape Spencer from 15 to 80 NM(058663)
    PKZ035: Sumner Strait(058035)PKZ664: Cape Spencer to Cape Fairweather from 15 to 85 NM(058664)
    PKZ036: Clarence Strait(058036)PKZ671: Cape Fairweather to Icy Cape from 15 to 80 NM(058671)
    PKZ053: Yakutat Bay(058053)PKZ672: Icy Cape to Cape Suckling from 15 to 80 NM(058672)
    Synopsis for SE Alaska inside waters (PKZ098/0580981)Synopsis for SE Alaska outside waters (PKZ099/0580991)

    NWS Anchorage, AK

    Zone Number/Name/NWR CodeZone Number/Name/NWR CodeZone Number/Name/NWR Code
    PKZ710: Cape Suckling to Gravel Point out to 15 NM(058710)PKZ738: Shelikof Strait(058738)PKZ767: Saint Matthew Island Waters(058767)
    PKZ711: Gravel Point to Cape Cleare out to 15 NM(058711)PKZ740: Cook Inlet North of Kalgin Island(058740)PKZ770: Cape Sarichef to Nikoski Bering Side out to 15 NM(058770)
    PKZ712: Cape Suckling to Cape Cleare from 15 to 100 NM(058712)PKZ741: Kachemak Bay(058741)PKZ771: Unalaska Bay(058771)
    PKZ714: Resurrection Bay(058714)PKZ742: Cook Inlet Kalgin Island to Point Bede(058742)PKZ772: Cape Sarichef to Nikoski Bering Side 15 to 85 NM(058772)
    PKZ715: Cape Cleare to Gore Point out to 15 NM(058715)PKZ750: South of the AK Peninsula Sitkinak to Castle Cape out to 15 NM(058750)PKZ773: Cape Sarichef to Nikoski Pacific Side out to 15 NM(058773)
    PKZ716: Cape Cleare to Gore Point from 15 to 75 NM(058716)PKZ751: South of the AK Peninsula Sitkinak to Castle Cape from 15 to 100 NM(058751)PKZ774: Cape Sarichef to Nikoski Pacific Side from 15 to 85 NM(058774)
    PKZ720: Port of Valdez(058720)PKZ752: South of the AK Peninsula Castle Cape to Cape Tolstoi out to 15 NM(058752)PKZ775: Nikolski to Seguam Island Bering Side out to 15 NM(058775)
    PKZ721: Valdez Narrows(058721)PKZ753: South of the AK Peninsula Castle Cape to Cape Tolstoi from 15 to 100 NM(058753)PKZ776: Nikolski to Seguam Island Bering Side from 15 to 85 NM(058776)
    PKZ722: Valdez Arm(058722)PKZ754: South of the AK Peninsula Cape Tolstoi to Cape Sarichef out to 15 NM(058754)PKZ777: Nikolski to Seguam Island Pacific Side out to 15 NM(058777)
    PKZ723: Passage Canal(058723)PKZ755: South of the AK Peninsula Cape Tolstoi to Cape Sarichef from 15 to 100 NM(058755)PKZ778: Nikolski to Seguam Island Pacific Side from 15 to 75 NM(058778)
    PKZ724: Northwest Prince William Sound(058724)PKZ756: Port Heiden to Nelson Lagoon out to 15 NM(058756)PKZ780: Seguam Island to Adak Bering Side out to 15 NM(058780)
    PKZ725: Central and Eastern Prince William Sound(058725)PKZ757: Port Heiden to Nelson Lagoon from 15 to 60 NM(058757)PKZ781: Seguam Island to Adak Bering Side from 15 to 85 NM(058781)
    PKZ726: Southwest Prince William Sound(058726)PKZ758: Nelson Lagoon to Cape Sarichef out to 15 NM(058758)PKZ782: Seguam Island to Adak Pacific Side out to 15 NM(058782)
    PKZ730: West of Barren Islands including Kamishak Bay(058730)PKZ759: Nelson Lagoon to Cape Sarichef from 15 to 70 NM(058759)PKZ783: Seguam Island to Adak Pacific Side from 15 to 75 NM(058783)
    PKZ731: Barren Islands East(058731)PKZ760: Bristol Bay greater than 15 NM(058760)PKZ784: Adak to Kiska Bering Side(058784)
    PKZ732: Marmot Island to Sitkinak out to 15 NM(058732)PKZ761: Bristol Bay from Port Heiden to Cape Chichagof out to 15 NM(058761)PKZ785: Adak to Kiska Pacific Side(058785)
    PKZ733: Gore Point to Marmot Island from 15 to 80 NM(058733)PKZ762: Bristol Bay from Cape Chichagof to Cape Pierce out to 15 NM(058762)PKZ786: Kiska to Attu Bering Side(058786)
    PKZ734: Marmot Island to Sitkinak from 15 to 85 NM(058734)PKZ763: Kuskokwim Delta and Etolin Strait out to 15 NM(058763)PKZ787: Kiska to Attu Pacific Side(058787)
    PKZ736: Chiniak Bay(058736)PKZ764: Kuskokwim Delta from 15 to 80 NM(058764)Synopsis for North Gulf of Alaska Coast waters (PKZ197/0581971)
    PKZ737: Marmot Bay(058737)PKZ765: North and West of Nunivak Island(058765)Synopsis for Southwest Alaska Coastal waters and Aleutian Islands (PKZ199/0581991)
    PKZ766: Pribilof Islands Nearshore Waters(058766)

    NWS Fairbanks, AK

    Zone Number/Name/NWR CodeZone Number/Name/NWR CodeZone Number/Name/NWR Code
    PKZ801: Etolin Strait to Dall Point out to 15 NM(058801)PKZ811: Cape Thompson to Cape Beaufort out to 15 NM(058811)PKZ853: Kwemeluk Pass to Kwikpak Pass from 15 to 90 NM(058853)
    PKZ802: Dall Point to Kwikpak Pass out to 15 NM(058802)PKZ812: Cape Beaufort to Point Franklin out to 15 NM(058812)PKZ854: Sledge Island to Wales greater than 15 NM(058854)
    PKZ803: Kwikpak Pass to Cape Stephens out to 15 NM(058803)PKZ813: Point Franklin to Cape Halkett out to 15 NM(058813)PKZ855: Kotzebue Sound greater than 10 NM(058855)
    PKZ804: Cape Stephens to Moses Point out to 15 NM(058804)PKZ814: Cape Halkett to Flaxman Island out to 15 NM(058814)PKZ856: Wales to Cape Thompson greater than 15 NM(058856)
    PKZ805: Moses Point to Sledge Island out to 15 NM(058805)PKZ815: Flaxman Island to Demarcation Point out to 15 NM(058815)PKZ857: Cape Thompson to Cape Beaufort from 15 to 85 NM(058857)
    PKZ806: Sledge Island to Wales out to 15 NM(058806)PKZ816: South Side of Saint Lawrence Island out to 15 NM(058816)PKZ858: Cape Beaufort to Point Franklin from 15 to 85 NM(058858)
    PKZ807: Wales to Cape Espenberg out to 15 NM(058807)PKZ817: North Side of Saint Lawrence Island out to 15 NM(058817)PKZ859: Point Franklin to Cape Halkett from 15 to 75 NM(058859)
    PKZ808: Cape Espenberg to Motherwood Point out to 10 NM(058808)PKZ850: Etolin Strait to Kwemeluk Pass from 15 to 90 NM(058850)PKZ860: Cape Halkett to Flaxman Island from 15 to 80 NM(058860)
    PKZ809: Motherwood Point to Cape Krusenstern out to 10 NM(058809)PKZ851: Southwest of Saint Lawrence Island from 15 to 100 NM(058851)PKZ861: Flaxman Island to Demarcation Point from 15 to 75 NM(058861)
    PKZ810: Cape Krusenstern to Cape Thompson out to 15 NM(058810)PKZ852: Norton Sound greater than 15 NM(058852)
    Synopsis for Northwest Alaskan Coast (PKZ299/0582991)

    Synopsisfor Arctic Coast (PKZ298/0582981)

    1 Although SAME codes exist for offshore forecast zones and forecast synopses, they are not used operationally.

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