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FNAK72 PAFC 182144
FWSALU

SPOT FORECAST FOR SAR...USCG
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
1244 PM AKST THU DEC 18 2014

IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
COLD NORTH WINDS WILL GRADUALLY BECOME MORE NORTHEASTERLY AND STRENGTHEN ON
FRIDAY. COVERAGE OF SNOW SHOWERS WILL ALSO INCREASE ON FRIDAY AS A LOW
PRESSURE CENTER TO THE EAST WEAKENS AND MOVES OVER THE AREA. FREEZING SPRAY
IS EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE NEXT 24 HOURS.


.FRIDAY AT 1500L...

SKY/WEATHER.........OVERCAST (90-100 PERCENT). SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS BECOMING
                    MORE NUMEROUS FRI AFTERNOON. MODERATE FREEZING SPRAY.
CEILING (ESTIMATE)..1000-2000 FEET.
VISIBILITY..........3 TO 5 MILES...REDUCED TO 1 MILE IN HEAVIER SNOW SHOWERS.
TEMPERATURE.........20 TO 25.
WIND (20 FT)........NORTH 20 TO 25 KT BECOMING NE 25-30 KT DURING THE DAY FRI.
WAVEHEIGHT..........COMBINED SEAS 7-8 FT...BUILDING TO 9-11 FT FRI AFTERNOON.
SEA SURFACE TEMP....37 DEGREES.
SEA ICE STATE.......NONE. NEAREST ICE IS 70 NM TO THE NORTHWEST AND 85 NM TO
                    THE NORTH.

$$
FORECASTER...DIXON
REQUESTED BY...USCG
TYPE OF REQUEST...SAR
.TAG 20141216.SAR__.01/ALU



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