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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
450 AM AKDT TUE SEP 27 2016
...PLEASE REFER TO COASTAL WATERS FORECAST (CWF) AVAILABLE
THROUGH NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER MEANS FOR DETAILED
COASTLINE FORECASTS...

.SYNOPSIS...A 1008 MB LOW 300 NM N OF DEMARCATION POINT WILL MOVE
E. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE BETWEEN WEATHER SYSTEMS OVER THE
CENTRAL ARCTIC WILL MOVE OVER THE BEAUFORT SEA BY WED MORNING. A
976 MB LOW 300 NM W OF WRANGEL ISLAND WILL PRODUCE A STRONG
PRESSURE GRADIENT OVER THE CHUKCHI SEA AND WESTERN ARCTIC TODAY
AND SPREAD IT E BY WED AFTERNOON. A WEATHER FRONT WILL MOVE TO
THE WESTERN ARCTIC EARLY WED.

CAPE THOMPSON TO CAPE BEAUFORT-

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM EARLY THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...S WINDS 30 KT INCREASING TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 40 KT. SEAS 13 FT. RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 11 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 9 FT.

CAPE BEAUFORT TO POINT FRANKLIN-

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH EARLY
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...S WINDS 25 KT INCREASING TO 35 KT. SEAS 4 FT BUILDING TO
7 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 35 KT DIMINISHING TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT.

POINT FRANKLIN TO CAPE HALKETT-

.TODAY...W WINDS 15 KT BECOMING S. SEAS 3 FT SUBSIDING.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED...SE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT. RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT.

CAPE HALKETT TO FLAXMAN ISLAND-

.TODAY...W WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT SUBSIDING. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT.

FLAXMAN ISLAND TO DEMARCATION POINT-

.TODAY...W WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

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