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Navtex Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
431 AM AKDT Thu Jul 20 2017

...Please refer to the Coastal Waters Forecast (CWF) available
through NOAA Weather Radio and other means for detailed coastline
forecasts...

.SYNOPSIS...A weather front lies from about Umiat to Prudhoe Bay
and northeast over the Beaufort Sea. The front will move east
today and tonight passing demarcation point around midnight
tonight. High pressure will build in behind the front, but then
give way to another weather front, which will move eastward over
the Chukchi Sea on Friday, and onto the western arctic coast
Friday night. That front will continue east over the Alaskan
Arctic coast on Saturday.

Cape Thompson to Cape Beaufort-

.TODAY...W winds 10 kt becoming NE. Seas building to 4 ft. Fog.
VSBY 1 NM or less.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Fog.
.FRI...SE winds 15 kt. Seas 5 ft. Fog.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Fog.

Cape Beaufort to Point Franklin-

.TODAY...Variable winds less than 10 kt becoming N 10 kt. Seas
building to 3 ft. Fog. VSBY 1 NM or less.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 kt...except E winds 20 kt west of Point
Lay after midnight. Seas 3 ft. Fog.
.FRI...SE winds 15 kt. Seas 5 ft. Fog.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Fog.

Point Franklin to Cape Halkett-

.TODAY...NW winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Fog. VSBY 1 NM or less.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Fog.
.FRI...NW winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Fog.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Fog.

Cape Halkett to Flaxman Island-

.TODAY...NW winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Fog.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Fog.
.FRI...NW winds 20 kt. Seas 3 ft. Fog.
.FRI NIGHT...SE winds 15 kt. Seas 5 ft. Fog.

Flaxman Island to Demarcation Point-

.TODAY...NE winds 10 kt becoming NW 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Fog, rain.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Fog.
.FRI...W winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Fog.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 15 kt. Seas 4 ft. Fog.

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