Offshore Forecast
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
228 PM AKDT WED SEP 28 2016

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE US ARCTIC WATERS

SEA FORECASTS REPRESENT AN AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST ONE-THIRD OF
THE COMBINED WIND WAVE AND SWELL HEIGHT. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE
TWICE AS HIGH.

PKZ599-291500-
228 PM AKDT WED SEP 28 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR ARCTIC WATERS...
A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE BEAUFORT SEA WILL BECOME
STATIONARY WITH A 1016 MB CENTER 100 NM NW OF BANKS ISLAND. A
WEATHER FRONT MOVING ACROSS THE CHUKCHI SEA WILL LIE FROM A 987 MB
LOW 200 NM NW OF WRANGEL ISLAND TO MCKENZIE BAY BY WED EVENING.
THE FRONT WILL MOVE N THU AS HIGH PRESSURE OVER MAINLAND ALASKA
BUILD N ACROSS THE AREA.

$$

PKZ500-291500-
WESTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
228 PM AKDT WED SEP 28 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 9 FT. RAIN.
.FRI...S WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 7 FT.

$$

PKZ505-291500-
CENTRAL US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
228 PM AKDT WED SEP 28 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT. SNOW IN THE EVENING.
.THU...SW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 7 FT.

$$

PKZ510-291500-
EASTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
228 PM AKDT WED SEP 28 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT. SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...W WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 7 FT.

$$

LTH/RM SEP 16


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