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Navtex Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
417 AM AKDT Fri Jul 21 2017

...Please refer to the Coastal Waters Forecast (CWF) available
through NOAA Weather Radio and other means for detailed coastline
forecasts...

.SYNOPSIS...A 1017 mb high over the western arctic slope will
move east to center near Barter Island at 4 PM this afternoon,
and continue  east thereafter. A weather front over the northwest
Chukchi Sea  will move east lie from Point Lay north at 6 PM this
evening, and from Barrow north at midnight tonight. It will lie
from Prudhoe  Bay north at 6 AM Saturday, and southwest from
Prudhoe Bay over the western Brooks range. Weak high pressure
will build in behind the front.

Cape Thompson to Cape Beaufort-

.TODAY...S winds increasing to 25 kt this morning. Local gusts
around 45 kt near Cape Lisburne this afternoon and evening. Seas
6 ft. Fog. VSBY 1 NM or less.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Fog, rain.
.SAT...E winds 10 kt. Seas 4 ft. Fog.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Rain.

Cape Beaufort to Point Franklin-

.TODAY...SE winds increasing to 20 kt, except 25 kt west of Icy
Cape this afternoon. Seas building to 5 ft. Fog.
.TONIGHT...W winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Fog.
.SAT...W winds 30 kt. Seas 7 ft. Fog.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Rain.

Point Franklin to Cape Halkett-

.TODAY...W winds 10 kt becoming SE 20 kt. Seas building to 4 ft.
Fog and freezing fog.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Fog, rain.
.SAT...W winds 30 kt. Seas 8 ft. Fog.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.

Cape Halkett to Flaxman Island-

.TODAY...W winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Fog and freezing fog.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Fog.
.SAT...W winds 25 kt. Seas 6 ft. Fog.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.

Flaxman Island to Demarcation Point-

.TODAY...W winds 15 kt, except 25 kt east of Barter Island. Seas
5 ft. Fog.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Fog.
.SAT...W winds 30 kt. Seas 6 ft. Fog.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 30 kt. Seas 7 ft.

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