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Offshore Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
229 PM AKDT Mon Oct 16 2017

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.

PKZ599-171400-
229 PM AKDT Mon Oct 16 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR ARCTIC WATERS...
A 991 mb low near Banks Island will move N Tue rotating W then S
to be over Point Barrow by early Thu morning at 995 mb. A rapidly
developing low 500 nm N of Point Barrow will move to 150 nm N of
Point Barrow by Tue morning at 998 mb and over the central Arctic
Plain by Tue evening. High pressure W of 160W and over the Chukchi
Sea will weaken and be pushed W as the low drops out of the
Arctic to the coast.

$$

PKZ500-171400-
Western US Arctic Offshore-
229 PM AKDT Mon Oct 16 2017

.Tonight...N winds 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Freezing spray.
.TUE...N winds 25 kt. Seas 7 ft. Snow showers in the morning.
Freezing spray.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 35 kt. Seas 8 ft. Freezing spray.
.WED...N winds 20 kt. Seas 7 ft. Snow showers. Freezing spray.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 25 kt. Seas 9 ft. Snow showers. Freezing
spray.
.THU...NE winds 30 kt. Seas 11 ft.
.FRI...NE winds 30 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 25 kt. Seas 11 ft.

$$

PKZ505-171400-
Central US Arctic Offshore-
229 PM AKDT Mon Oct 16 2017

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING
THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.Tonight...NE winds 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Snow showers after
midnight. Freezing spray.
.TUE...N winds 25 kt becoming E in the afternoon. Seas 7 ft. Snow
showers in the morning. Heavy freezing spray.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 35 kt. Seas 7 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.WED...N winds 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Snow showers. Heavy freezing
spray.
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 20 kt. Seas 6 ft. Snow showers. Heavy
freezing spray.
.THU...E winds 30 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.FRI...NE winds 30 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.SAT...E winds 25 kt. Seas 10 ft.

$$

PKZ510-171400-
Eastern US Arctic Offshore-
229 PM AKDT Mon Oct 16 2017

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.Tonight...NE winds 20 kt. Seas 6 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.TUE...E winds 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.WED...N winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.WED NIGHT...SE winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.THU...E winds 30 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.FRI...E winds 25 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.SAT...E winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.

$$

SDB Oct 17



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