Offshore Forecast
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
303 PM AKST FRI DEC 2 2016

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE US ARCTIC WATERS

SEA FORECASTS REPRESENT AN AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST ONE-THIRD OF
THE COMBINED WIND WAVE AND SWELL HEIGHT. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE
TWICE AS HIGH.

PKZ599-031315-
303 PM AKST FRI DEC 2 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR ARCTIC WATERS...
A LOW PRESSURE TROUGH EXTENDING FROM NEAR BANKS ISLAND SOUTHWEST
INTO THE NORTHERN YUKON WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE EAST TONIGHT AS A
1028 MB HIGH OVER EASTERN SIBERIA BUILDS RAPIDLY TO THE EAST
EXTENDING OVER THE NORTH SLOPE AND WESTERN ALASKA BY SATURDAY.
THE HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO EXPAND EASTWARD TO THE
MCKENZIE DELTA AND CENTRAL ALASKA AND BUILD TO 1048 MB BY SUNDAY.

$$

PKZ500-031315-
WESTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
303 PM AKST FRI DEC 2 2016

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

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FREEZING FOG. SNOW. HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY.
.SAT...W WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. FREEZING FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. FREEZING FOG. HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN...S WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.MON...S WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 7 FT.

$$

PKZ505-031315-
CENTRAL US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
303 PM AKST FRI DEC 2 2016

NO FORECAST AS AREA IS MOSTLY ICE-COVERED.

$$

PKZ510-031315-
EASTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
303 PM AKST FRI DEC 2 2016

NO FORECAST AS AREA IS MOSTLY ICE-COVERED.

$$

CCC/RM DEC 16


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