Offshore Forecast
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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FZAK69 PAFG 091159
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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
259 AM AKST FRI DEC 9 2016

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.

PKZ599-100115-
259 AM AKST FRI DEC 9 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR ARCTIC WATERS...
VERY STRONG HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE NORTH SLOPE OF ALASKA WILL
PERSIST INTO SAT. A LOW PRESSURE TROUGH IN THE HIGH ARCTIC WILL
MOVE SOUTH TO THE EASTERN ARCTIC COAST OF ALASKA FRI EVENING AND
THEN MOVE INLAND. A SECOND TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE SOUTH
TO THE EASTERN ARCTIC COAST ON SAT PM.

$$

PKZ500-100115-
WESTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
259 AM AKST FRI DEC 9 2016

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 6 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 5 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.SAT...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT.

$$

PKZ505-100115-
CENTRAL US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
259 AM AKST FRI DEC 9 2016

NO FORECAST AS AREA IS MOSTLY ICE-COVERED.

$$

PKZ510-100115-
EASTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
259 AM AKST FRI DEC 9 2016

NO FORECAST AS AREA IS MOSTLY ICE-COVERED.

$$

DEC 16



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