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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR NORTHWEST ALASKA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
316 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

NORTHWESTERN 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.

PKZ299-180330-
316 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR NORTHWEST COAST...
A 976 MB LOW NEAR ST MATTHEW ISLAND WILL MOVE NW INTO THE NORTH
CENTRAL BERING SEA AND DISSIPATE. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER
SIBERIA AND EXTENDING OVER THE ARCTIC WATERS WILL DRIFT N.
PRESSURE GRADIENT OVER THE AREA RELAXES TODAY THEN STRENGTHENS
LATE IN THE WEEK.

$$

PKZ200-180330-
NORTON SOUND-
316 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

.TODAY...SE WINDS 15 KT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT.
.THU...E WINDS 20 KT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 25 KT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 25 KT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 KT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 20 KT.
.SUN...N WINDS 20 KT.

$$

PKZ210-180330-
DALL POINT TO WALES-
316 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THIS AFTERNOON...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...SE WINDS 35 KT...STRONGEST WINDS NORTHWEST OF ST LAWRENCE
ISLAND. SEAS 10 FT. BLOWING SNOW. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...E WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 8 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.FRI...NE WINDS 35 KT. SEAS 11 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 40 KT. SEAS 10 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.SAT...N WINDS 35 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 8 FT.

$$

PKZ215-180330-
KOTZEBUE SOUND-
316 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

.TODAY...E WINDS 15 KT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 KT.
.THU...E WINDS 10 KT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 KT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 KT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 KT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 KT.

$$

PKZ220-180330-
WALES TO CAPE THOMPSON-
316 AM AKST WED DEC 17 2014

.TODAY...E WINDS 20 KT. BLOWING SNOW.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT.
.THU...NE WINDS 15 KT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 KT.
.FRI...N WINDS 30 KT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 30 KT.
.SAT...N WINDS 30 KT.
.SUN...N WINDS 30 KT.

$$

SDB/RM DEC 14



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