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Coastal Waters Forecast for Northwest Alaska
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
124 PM AKST Sun Dec 17 2017

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.

PKZ299-181515-
124 PM AKST Sun Dec 17 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR NORTHWEST COAST...
A broad area of low pressure will remain over mainland Alaska. A
996 mb low near Kotzebue Sound will weaken and either dissipate or
merge with the approaching system in the Chukchi Sea. A 960 mb low
is moving into the Western Bering Sea with a weather front moving
to the Central Bering Sea and Central Aleutians this evening. The
low will continue E in the Northern Bering Sea and the weather
front will move to St Lawrence Island Mon afternoon, and to the
West Coast and Chukchi Sea Mon evening.

$$

PKZ200-181515-
Norton Sound-
124 PM AKST Sun Dec 17 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM EARLY MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...SW winds 20 kt becoming SE 35 kt.
.MON...SE winds 35 kt. Blowing snow. Snow. VSBY 1 NM or less.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 40 kt. Snow with freezing rain.
.TUE...S winds 25 kt. Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM or less.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 30 kt. Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM or less.
.WED...S winds 20 kt.
.WED NIGHT...S winds 25 kt.
.THU...E winds 20 kt.
.FRI...SE winds 25 kt.

$$

PKZ210-181515-
Dall Point to Wales-
124 PM AKST Sun Dec 17 2017

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY MONDAY
MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...W winds 25 kt becoming SE 45 kt. Seas 5 ft building to
13 ft. Snow and freezing rain. Heavy freezing spray.
.MON...SE winds 45 kt. Seas 17 ft. Snow and freezing rain. Heavy
freezing spray.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 40 kt. Seas 15 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.TUE...S winds 30 kt. Seas 19 ft. Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM or
less. Heavy freezing spray.
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 30 kt. Seas 18 ft. Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM
or less.
.WED...S winds 25 kt. Seas 15 ft.
.WED NIGHT...S winds 30 kt. Seas 17 ft. Freezing spray.
.THU...SE winds 30 kt. Seas 19 ft.
.FRI...SE winds 20 kt. Seas 10 ft.

$$

PKZ215-181515-
Kotzebue Sound-
124 PM AKST Sun Dec 17 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM EARLY MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...E winds 20 kt becoming SE 30 kt.
.MON...E winds 35 kt. Freezing fog. Snow.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 35 kt. Blowing snow. Snow. VSBY 1 NM or
less.
.TUE...S winds 25 kt.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 25 kt. Blowing snow.
.WED...S winds 20 kt.
.WED NIGHT...SE winds 20 kt.
.THU...SE winds 25 kt.
.FRI...SE winds 25 kt.

$$

PKZ220-181515-
Wales to Cape Thompson-
124 PM AKST Sun Dec 17 2017

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY MONDAY
MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM EARLY MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NE winds 20 kt becoming SE 30 kt. Seas 5 ft subsiding.
Heavy freezing spray.
.MON...SE winds 35 kt. Seas 9 ft. Freezing fog. Snow. Heavy
freezing spray.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 40 kt. Seas 13 ft. Blowing snow. Snow. VSBY
1 NM or less. Heavy freezing spray.
.TUE...S winds 25 kt. Seas 7 ft. Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM or less.
Heavy freezing spray.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 30 kt. Seas 10 ft. Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM
or less. Freezing spray.
.WED...S winds 25 kt. Seas 8 ft. Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM or less.
Freezing spray.
.WED NIGHT...S winds 25 kt. Seas 10 ft. Freezing spray.
.THU...SE winds 30 kt. Seas 13 ft.
.FRI...SE winds 30 kt. Seas 13 ft.

$$

Dec 17



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