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FZAK61 PAFG 281236
OFFN15

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
336 AM AKST SAT FEB 28 2015
...PLEASE REFER TO COASTAL WATERS FORECAST (CWF) AVAILABLE
THROUGH NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER MEANS FOR DETAILED
COASTLINE FORECASTS...

.SYNOPSIS...A 1000 MB LOW IN THE BERING STRAIT WILL MOVE TO 100
NM NORTH OF PRUDHOE BAY AS A 998 MB LOW BY 3PM SAT...AND TO NEAR
BANKS ISLAND AS A 995 MB LOW BY 3AM SUN. STRONG HIGH PRESSURE
OVER THE CENTRAL BERING SEA WILL BUILD OVER THE EASTERN BERING
SAT AFTERNOON AND OVER MAINLAND ALASKA SAT NIGHT.

CAPE THOMPSON TO CAPE BEAUFORT-

.TODAY...SE WINDS 25 KT BECOMING NW WINDS 30 KT. BLOWING SNOW. SNOW.
VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 KT. BLOWING SNOW.
.SUN...S WINDS 15 KT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 KT.

CAPE BEAUFORT TO POINT FRANKLIN-

.TODAY...NE WINDS 30 KT BECOMING NW. BLOWING SNOW. SNOW.
VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 KT. BLOWING SNOW.
.SUN...W WINDS 15 KT. BLOWING SNOW.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT.

POINT FRANKLIN TO CAPE HALKETT-

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 KT BECOMING NW30 KT. BLOWING SNOW. SNOW. VSBY
1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 30 KT. BLOWING SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SUN...W WINDS 30 KT. BLOWING SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 20 KT.

CAPE HALKETT TO FLAXMAN ISLAND-

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY
SUNDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 KT INCREASING TO W 35 KT. BLOWING SNOW. VSBY
1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 45 KT. BLOWING SNOW. SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SUN...W WINDS 45 KT. BLOWING SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 30 KT. BLOWING SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.

FLAXMAN ISLAND TO DEMARCATION POINT-

...HURRICANE FORCE WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING
THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...S WINDS INCREASING TO 20 KT. BLOWING SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR
LESS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 70 KT. BLOWING SNOW. SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SUN...W WINDS 60 KT. BLOWING SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 30 KT. BLOWING SNOW.

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