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Coastal Waters Forecast for Northwest Alaska
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
417 AM AKST Wed Jan 17 2018

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.

PKZ299-180330-
417 AM AKST Wed Jan 17 2018

.SYNOPSIS FOR NORTHWEST COAST...
Strong Siberian high pressure ridge will span the central Bering
Sea between a 981 mb low over the far western Bering and broad low
pressure over mainland AK. The ridge will remain in place and
continue to build through the weekend.

$$

PKZ200-180330-
Norton Sound-
417 AM AKST Wed Jan 17 2018

.TODAY...NW winds 20 kt.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 kt.
.THU...N winds 20 kt.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 15 kt.
.FRI...N winds 20 kt.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 20 kt.
.SAT...N winds 15 kt.
.SUN...N winds 15 kt.

$$

PKZ210-180330-
Dall Point to Wales-
417 AM AKST Wed Jan 17 2018

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...NW winds 25 kt. Seas 6 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.TONIGHT...N winds 25 kt. Seas 6 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.THU...N winds 25 kt. Seas 6 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 25 kt. Seas 7 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.FRI...N winds 25 kt. Seas 6 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SAT...N winds 15 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.SUN...N winds 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.

$$

PKZ215-180330-
Kotzebue Sound-
417 AM AKST Wed Jan 17 2018

...BRISK WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...W winds 25 kt. Blowing snow and freezing fog.
.TONIGHT...W winds 25 kt. Blowing snow.
.THU...NW winds 20 kt. Blowing snow.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 25 kt. Blowing snow.
.FRI...NW winds 25 kt.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 25 kt.
.SAT...NW winds 20 kt.
.SUN...N winds 15 kt.

$$

PKZ220-180330-
Wales to Cape Thompson-
417 AM AKST Wed Jan 17 2018

...BRISK WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...NW winds 30 kt. Blowing snow.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 30 kt. Blowing snow.
.THU...NW winds 25 kt. Blowing snow.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 25 kt. Blowing snow.
.FRI...N winds 20 kt.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 20 kt.
.SAT...N winds 15 kt.
.SUN...N winds 20 kt.

$$

Jan 18



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