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Navtex Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
329 AM AKST Fri Feb 23 2018

...Please refer to the Coastal Waters Forecast (CWF) available
through NOAA Weather Radio and other means for detailed coastline
forecasts...

.SYNOPSIS...A broad area of low pressure extends W to Wrangel
Island from a  993 mb low over Banks Island. A weather front will
move S to the Eastern Arctic Coast today, then drag E. A 984 mb
low will move S into the Beaufort Sea tonight at 974 mb as a
second weather front moves S to the Eastern Arctic Coast Sat
evening. The low  will move S to Banks Island Sun with a third
weather front moving  S to the Eastern Arctic coast. A 975 mb low
will move S into the Western Arctic Sun night.

Cape Thompson to Cape Beaufort-

.TODAY...W winds 20 kt. Freezing fog.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 kt. Freezing fog.
.SAT...NW winds 15 kt. Freezing fog.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 20 kt. Freezing fog.

Cape Beaufort to Point Franklin-

.TODAY...W winds 25 kt diminishing to 20 kt. Freezing fog.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 kt. Freezing fog.
.SAT...W winds 20 kt. Freezing fog.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 20 kt. Freezing fog and blowing snow.

Point Franklin to Cape Halkett-

.TODAY...W winds 25 kt. Freezing fog.
.TONIGHT...W winds 20 kt. Freezing fog.
.SAT...W winds 20 kt. Freezing fog and blowing snow.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 20 kt. Blowing snow and freezing fog.

Cape Halkett to Flaxman Island-

.TODAY...W winds 25 kt. Blowing snow and freezing fog. VSBY 1 NM
or less.
.TONIGHT...W winds 25 kt. Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM or less.
.SAT...W winds 30 kt. Blowing snow. Snow. VSBY 1 NM or less.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 30 kt. Freezing fog. Snow.

Flaxman Island to Demarcation Point-

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH EARLY
SATURDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...W winds 35 kt. Blowing snow and freezing fog. VSBY 1 NM
or less.
.TONIGHT...W winds 35 kt diminishing to 30 kt. Blowing snow. VSBY
1 NM or less.
.SAT...W winds 40 kt. Blowing snow. Snow. VSBY 1 NM or less.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 40 kt. Blowing snow. Snow. VSBY 1 NM or less.

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