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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR ARCTIC ALASKA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
428 AM AKDT MON AUG 31 2015

ARCTIC ALASKA COASTAL WATERS 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 WIND WAVE AND SWELL HEIGHT.

PKZ298-010015-
428 AM AKDT MON AUG 31 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR ARCTIC COAST...
A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE EXTENDS FROM 600 MILES NORTH OF PRUDHOE
BAY TO 300 MILES NORTH OF PRUDHOE BAY THEN SOUTHEASTWARD INTO
THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES IN CANADA. THE TROUGH WILL REMAIN
NEARLY STATIONARY AND GRADUALLY WEAKEN THROUGH TUESDAY. A
HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE ALONG THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN ARCTIC
COAST WILL DRIFT SLIGHTLY SOUTHWARD TODAY...THEN BUILD INTO
A 1022 MB HIGH CENTERED NEAR PRUDHOE BAY BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE EXTENDING FROM 300 MILES NORTHWEST OF
WRANGEL ISLAND TO 100 MILES SOUTHEAST OF WRANGEL ISLAND WILL
MOVE NORTHEASTWARD AND EXTEND FROM 300 MILES NORTHWEST OF
WAINWRIGHT BY LATE TONIGHT.


$$

PKZ225-010015-
CAPE THOMPSON TO CAPE BEAUFORT-
428 AM AKDT MON AUG 31 2015

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ230-010015-
CAPE BEAUFORT TO POINT FRANKLIN-
428 AM AKDT MON AUG 31 2015

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT.

$$

PKZ235-010015-
POINT FRANKLIN TO CAPE HALKETT-
428 AM AKDT MON AUG 31 2015

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

$$

PKZ240-010015-
CAPE HALKETT TO FLAXMAN ISLAND-
428 AM AKDT MON AUG 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 7 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 7 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.TUE...W WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 7 FT. SNOW AND FOG.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT.

$$

PKZ245-010015-
FLAXMAN ISLAND TO DEMARCATION POINT-
428 AM AKDT MON AUG 31 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TONIGHT...

.TODAY...W WINDS 40 KT. SEAS 8 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 40 KT. SEAS 9 FT. RAIN AND FOG.
.TUE...W WINDS 40 KT. SEAS 9 FT. RAIN AND FOG.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 7 FT.

$$

RF/DJH AUG 15



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