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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
354 AM AKST MON DEC 22 2014

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE BERING SEA

WIND FORECASTS REFLECT THE PREDOMINANT SPEED AND DIRECTION
EXPECTED. SEA FORECASTS REPRESENT AN AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST
ONE-THIRD OF THE COMBINED WIND WAVE AND SWELL HEIGHT.

PKZ499-230300-
354 AM AKST MON DEC 22 2014
.SYNOPSIS FOR CENTRAL BERING SEA...
A WEATHER FRONT OVER THE WESTERN BERING WILL STALL AND DISSIPATE
OVER THE CENTRAL BERING THIS AFTERNOON. A 976 MB LOW WILL DEVELOP
NEAR 49N 169E TODAY AND STRENGTHEN TO 956 MB NEAR 54N 175E BY TUE
AFTERNOON THEN MOVE TO 53N 168E AT 958 MB WED MORNING. AN
ASSOCIATED STRONG FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE WESTERN BERING THIS
EVENING AND MOVE THROUGH THE EASTERN BERING BY WED MORNING.

$$

PKZ411-230300-
BERING SEA OFFSHORE WEST OF 180 AND EAST OF THE INTERNATIONAL
DATELINE-
354 AM AKST MON DEC 22 2014

...STORM WARNING TUESDAY...

.TODAY...SE WIND 10 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WIND 25 TO 35 KT INCREASING TO 35 TO 45 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 10 TO 16 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.TUE...E WIND 40 TO 55 KT. S OF 56N...SE WIND 20 TO 35 KT BECOMING
SW 35 TO 50 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 16 TO 24 FT BUILDING TO 24 TO
31 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN AND SNOW.
.TUE NIGHT...S WIND 35 TO 50 KT. SEAS 18 TO 29 FT.
.WED THROUGH THU...SE WIND 15 TO 30 KT. SEAS 13 TO 19 FT.
.FRI...E WIND 20 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.

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PKZ412-230300-
BERING SEA OFFSHORE 171W TO 180 AND NORTH OF 56N-
354 AM AKST MON DEC 22 2014

...STORM WARNING TUESDAY...

.TODAY...SE WIND 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WIND 20 TO 30 KT INCREASING TO 35 TO 45 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT BUILDING TO 10 TO 15 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
RAIN.
.TUE...E WIND 45 TO 55 KT. SEAS 13 TO 19 FT BUILDING TO
19 TO 26 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN AND SNOW.
.TUE NIGHT...S WIND 25 TO 40 KT. SEAS 15 TO 23 FT.
.WED THROUGH THU...S WIND 15 TO 30 KT. SEAS 12 TO 19 FT.
.FRI...SE WIND 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT.

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PKZ413-230300-
BERING SEA OFFSHORE 171W TO 180 AND SOUTH OF 56N-
354 AM AKST MON DEC 22 2014

...STORM WARNING TUESDAY...

.TODAY...S WIND 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WIND 25 TO 35 KT INCREASING TO 35 TO 45 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT BUILDING TO 12 TO 16 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.TUE...SE WIND 35 TO 50 KT BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 15 TO 19 FT BUILDING TO 19 TO 27 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
RAIN AND SNOW.
.TUE NIGHT...S WIND 35 TO 50 KT. SEAS 16 TO 25 FT.
.WED THROUGH THU...S WIND 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 11 TO 18 FT.
.FRI...SE WIND 20 TO 35 KT. SEAS 10 TO 16 FT.

$$

PKZ414-230300-
BERING SEA OFFSHORE EAST OF 171W-
354 AM AKST MON DEC 22 2014

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND TUESDAY...

.TODAY...N WIND 10 TO 25 KT...EXCEPT BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT W OF
168W IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. FREEZING SPRAY N OF 57N.
.TONIGHT...E OF 168W...N WIND 10 TO 15 KT. W OF 168W...S WIND 10
TO 25 KT BECOMING SE 20 TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 9 FT.
RAIN. FREEZING SPRAY N OF 56N.
.TUE...SE WIND 30 TO 45 KT. SEAS 6 TO 12 FT BUILDING TO 12 TO 17
FT IN THE AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG. SNOW AND RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WIND 20 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.WED THROUGH THU...SW WIND 15 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 17 FT.
.FRI...SE WIND 20 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 17 FT.

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