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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
227 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 STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT BETWEEN A 987 MB LOW 200
NM NW OF WRANGEL ISLAND AND A BUILDING RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE
OVER THE EASTERN BERING SEA WILL PERSIST. THE RIDGE WILL CONTINUE
TO BUILD AS IT ROTATES OVER MAINLAND ALASKA. THE STRONG PRESSURE
GRADIENT WILL REORIENT AS A 971 MB LOW OVER THE SEA OF OHKOTSK
MOVES TO CENTRAL SIBERIA FRI.

NORTON SOUND-

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT SUBSIDING TO 4 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT. FOG.
.FRI...SE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FOG.

DALL POINT TO WALES-

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 14 FT. FOG.
.FRI...SE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 14 FT. FOG...RAIN.

KOTZEBUE SOUND-

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

WALES TO CAPE THOMPSON-

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 8 FT. FOG.

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