Offshore Forecast
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
230 PM AKDT MON SEP 22 2014

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.

PKZ599-231330-
230 PM AKDT MON SEP 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR ARCTIC WATERS...
A 997 MB LOW OVER THE WESTERN BROOKS RANGE WILL MOVE NORTHEAST OF
BARROW LATE MONDAY NIGHT...THEN CONTINUE NORTHEAST TO THE BEAUFORT
SEA TUESDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE SOUTH CHUKCHI
SEA BEHIND THE LOW. ANOTHER LOW WILL MOVE EAST ACROSS THE SOUTH
CHUKCHI SEA TUESDAY NIGHT AND BE NORTH OF BARROW WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON. THIS SECOND LOW WILL CONTINUE EAST TO THE BEAUFORT SEA
THURSDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS RAPIDLY FROM THE WEST.

$$

PKZ500-231330-
WESTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
230 PM AKDT MON SEP 22 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT. FOG. SNOW.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FOG.
.TUE...NW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FOG. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT. FOG.
.WED...W WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

$$

PKZ505-231330-
CENTRAL US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
230 PM AKDT MON SEP 22 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT. FOG. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TUE...N WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FOG. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FOG. FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED...N WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT.

$$

PKZ510-231330-
EASTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
230 PM AKDT MON SEP 22 2014

.TODAY...E WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT. FOG. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 25 KT DIMINISHING TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 5 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED...W WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

$$

DA/NS SEP 14


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