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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
420 AM AKST WED FEB 22 2017
...PLEASE REFER TO COASTAL WATERS FORECAST (CWF) AVAILABLE
THROUGH NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER MEANS FOR DETAILED
COASTLINE FORECASTS...

.SYNOPSIS...A 1022 MB LOW OVER PRUDHOE BAY WILL DRIFT NORTHEAST
TODAY TO BE LOCATED 50 NM WEST OF BANKS ISLAND THIS EVENING. HIGH
PRESSURE  WILL MOVE OVER THE CHUKCHI SEA AND WESTERN ARCTIC WITH
A RIDGE  PUSHING E OVER THE EASTERN ARCTIC PLAIN AND BROOKS RANGE
THROUGH THURSDAY. A 992 MB LOW MOVES TO THE GULF OF ANADYR FRI
MORNING  AND A 1006 MB LOW WEST OF WAINWRIGHT WEAKENS TO A TROUGH
AND  MOVES EAST INTO THE BEAUFORT SEA FRIDAY.

NORTON SOUND-

.TODAY...NE WINDS 20 KT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 30 KT. FREEZING FOG. SNOW.
.THU...SE WINDS 30 KT. FREEZING FOG. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 20 KT.

DALL POINT TO WALES-

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

.TODAY...NE WINDS 25 KT INCREASING TO 35 KT. FREEZING FOG. SNOW.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 45 KT. BLOWING SNOW. SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.THU...S WINDS 30 KT. BLOWING SNOW. SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 25 KT.

KOTZEBUE SOUND-

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT.
.THU...E WINDS 40 KT. FREEZING FOG. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 35 KT. BLOWING SNOW. SNOW.

WALES TO CAPE THOMPSON-

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 KT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 KT.
.THU...E WINDS 35 KT. FREEZING FOG. SNOW.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 30 KT. BLOWING SNOW. SNOW.

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