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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
748 AM AKDT Sun Jul 23 2017

AKZ211-212-214-241400-
Southern Seward Peninsula Coast-
Eastern Norton Sound and Nulato Hills-Yukon Delta-
Including Nome, White Mountain, Golovin, Unalakleet, Stebbins,
St Michael, Elim, Koyuk, Shaktoolik, Mountain Village, Emmonak,
Alakanuk, Kotlik, Pilot Station, St Marys, Scammon Bay, Marshall,
Nunam Iqua, and Pitkas Point
748 AM AKDT Sun Jul 23 2017

...High Surf Possible this afternoon through Monday...

An early season storm will bring persistent west to southwest
winds along the west and southwest facing coasts along the Seward
Peninsula, Eastern Norton Sound and the Lower YK Delta Coast.
High surf is expected to develop Sunday afternoon and continue
through Monday along west, southwest and south facing coasts as
strong and persistent southwest winds develop ahead of an early
season storm moving northeast out of the northern Bering Sea into
the Chukchi Sea.

From Nome eastward to near Cape Darby, storm surge values of 3 to
5 feet above normal tide levels with wave run up to near the high
water line are expected to develop this afternoon and will
continue into Monday.

A High Surf Advisory has been issued for the coast between
Solomon and Unalakleet from Noon today to Noon Monday. From near
Unalakleet to Cape Stebbins and to the lower YK Delta coast,
storm surge values of 3 to 4 feet above normal tide levels with
wave run up to near the high water line are expected to develop
Sunday afternoon continue into Monday.

Localized beach erosion will be possible with this storm. Those
with interests along the shore should move boats and other
valuables above the high water line.

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AKZ207-213-241400-
Chukchi Sea Coast-St Lawrence Island and Bering Strait Coast-
Including Point Hope, Shishmaref, Kivalina, Espenberg, Gambell,
Savoonga, Brevig Mission, Teller, Wales, and Diomede
748 AM AKDT Sun Jul 23 2017

...High Surf Possible this afternoon through Monday...

An early season storm will bring persistent west to southwest
winds along the west and southwest facing coasts along the Bering
Strait coast, Kotzebue Sound, and the coast line north of Cape
Krusenstern. High surf is expected to develop Sunday afternoon and
continue through Monday along west, southwest and south facing
coasts

A High Surf Advisory has been issued for Kotzebue Sound and the
Chukchi Sea coast north of Cape Krusenstern. Along the Seward
Peninsula west of Cape Espenberg and through the Bering Strait
coast, localized beach erosion will be possible beginning Sunday
afternoon and continuing into Monday. Those with interests along
the shore should move boats and other valuables above the high
water line.


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