Offshore Forecast
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
211 PM AKDT TUE SEP 27 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.

PKZ599-281400-
211 PM AKDT TUE SEP 27 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR ARCTIC WATERS...
A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE CENTRAL ARCTIC WILL MOVE OVER
THE BEAUFORT SEA BY WED MORNING. A STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT OVER
THE CHUKCHI SEA AND WESTERN ARCTIC TODAY WILL SPREAD E BY WED
AFTERNOON. A WEATHER FRONT WILL MOVE TO THE WESTERN ARCTIC EARLY
WED.

$$

PKZ500-281400-
WESTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
211 PM AKDT TUE SEP 27 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 40 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 30 KT BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 11 FT.
RAIN AND SNOW.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 8 FT.

$$

PKZ505-281400-
CENTRAL US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
211 PM AKDT TUE SEP 27 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED...SE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 8 FT. RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 8 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...W WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.

$$

PKZ510-281400-
EASTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
211 PM AKDT TUE SEP 27 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 7 FT. SNOW AND RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 11 FT.

$$

LTH/RM SEP 16



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