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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
211 PM AKDT WED SEP 28 2016
...PLEASE REFER TO COASTAL WATERS FORECAST (CWF) AVAILABLE
THROUGH NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER MEANS FOR DETAILED
COASTLINE FORECASTS...

.SYNOPSIS...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE BEAUFORT SEA WILL
BECOME STATIONARY WITH A 1016 MB CENTER 100 NM NW OF BANKS
ISLAND. A WEATHER FRONT MOVING ACROSS THE CHUKCHI SEA WILL LIE
FROM A 993 MB LOW 200 NM NW OF WRANGEL ISLAND TO MCKENZIE BAY BY
WED EVENING. THE FRONT WILL MOVE N THU AS HIGH PRESSURE OVER
MAINLAND ALASKA BUILD N ACROSS THE AREA.

CAPE THOMPSON TO CAPE BEAUFORT-

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 9 FT.

CAPE BEAUFORT TO POINT FRANKLIN-

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.

POINT FRANKLIN TO CAPE HALKETT-

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

CAPE HALKETT TO FLAXMAN ISLAND-

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...W WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT.

FLAXMAN ISLAND TO DEMARCATION POINT-

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 20 KT BECOMING SW. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 FT.
SNOW.
.THU...W WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT.

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