Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR NORTHWEST ALASKA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
332 PM AKST WED FEB 22 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.

PKZ299-231500-
332 PM AKST WED FEB 22 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR NORTHWEST COAST...
A 1022 MB LOW OVER THE BEAUFORT SEA WILL MOVE E. WEAK
RIDGING WILL BUILD OVER THE CENTRAL ARCTIC COAST WITH A 1041 MB
HIGH OVER THE WESTERN ARCTIC. THE RIDGE AXIS MOVES E ACROSS THE
ARCTIC TO THE BEAUFORT SEA BY THU AND TO BANKS ISLAND BY THU
EVENING. A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OVER THE ARCTIC
COAST THU NIGHT.

$$

PKZ200-231500-
NORTON SOUND-
332 PM AKST WED FEB 22 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 35 KT. FREEZING FOG. SNOW.
.THU...SE WINDS 30 KT. FREEZING FOG. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 30 KT.
.FRI...S WINDS 30 KT. BLOWING SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 25 KT. FREEZING FOG. SNOW.
.SAT...S WINDS 35 KT. FOG, SNOW.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 25 KT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 20 KT.
.MON...W WINDS 15 KT.

$$

PKZ210-231500-
DALL POINT TO WALES-
332 PM AKST WED FEB 22 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 45 KT. BLOWING SNOW. SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.THU...S WINDS 40 KT DIMINISHING TO 30 KT. BLOWING SNOW. SNOW.
VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 30 KT. BLOWING SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.FRI...S WINDS 35 KT. BLOWING SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 35 KT. FREEZING FOG. SNOW.
.SAT...S WINDS 45 KT. FOG, SNOW.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 30 KT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 25 KT.
.MON...W WINDS 15 KT.

$$

PKZ215-231500-
KOTZEBUE SOUND-
332 PM AKST WED FEB 22 2017

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

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT BECOMING E 20 KT.
.THU...E WINDS 40 KT. BLOWING SNOW. SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 30 KT. FREEZING FOG. SNOW.
.FRI...S WINDS 25 KT. BLOWING SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 25 KT. BLOWING SNOW.
.SAT...SE WINDS 25 KT. FREEZING FOG. SNOW.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 20 KT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 20 KT.
.MON...W WINDS 15 KT.

$$

PKZ220-231500-
WALES TO CAPE THOMPSON-
332 PM AKST WED FEB 22 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 KT BECOMING E 30 KT. BLOWING SNOW. VSBY
1 NM OR LESS.
.THU...E WINDS 35 KT. BLOWING SNOW. SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 30 KT. BLOWING SNOW. SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR
LESS.
.FRI...S WINDS 25 KT. FREEZING FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 25 KT. BLOWING SNOW.
.SAT...SE WINDS 35 KT. FREEZING FOG. SNOW.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 30 KT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 30 KT.
.MON...W WINDS 15 KT.

$$

SDB FEB 17


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