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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
426 AM AKDT THU SEP 29 2016
...PLEASE REFER TO COASTAL WATERS FORECAST (CWF) AVAILABLE
THROUGH NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER MEANS FOR DETAILED
COASTLINE FORECASTS...

.SYNOPSIS...A STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT BETWEEN A 988 MB LOW OVER
SIBERIA WILL PERSIST AS A RIDGE OVER THE EASTERN BERING SEA
CONTINUES TO BUILD AND ROTATE OVER MAINLAND ALASKA THU. THE
STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL REORIENT AS A 987 MB LOW MOVES FROM
THE NORTH PACIFIC TO ST MATTHEW ISLAND SAT MORNING.

NORTON SOUND-

.TODAY...S WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS INCREASING TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT.

DALL POINT TO WALES-

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM EARLY THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY
FRIDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...S WINDS 30 KT INCREASING TO 35 KT W OF ST LAWRENCE
ISLAND. SEAS 11 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 35 KT...STRONGEST WEST OF ST LAWRENCE ISLAND.
.FRI...SE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 14 FT. FOG...RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 35 KT. SEAS 12 FT. RAIN.

KOTZEBUE SOUND-

.TODAY...S WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

WALES TO CAPE THOMPSON-

.TODAY...S WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 8 FT. FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 7 FT.

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