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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR ARCTIC ALASKA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
218 PM AKDT TUE MAY 23 2017

ARCTIC ALASKA COASTAL WATERS OUT 100 NM

WIND FORECASTS REFLECT THE PREDOMINANT SPEED AND DIRECTION
EXPECTED. SEA FORECASTS REPRESENT THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST ONE-
THIRD OF THE COMBINED WIND-WAVE AND SWELL HEIGHT.

PKZ298-241400-
218 PM AKDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR ARCTIC COAST...
A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WITH A 1027 MB CENTER IN THE HIGH ARCTIC
WILL PERSIST OVER THE ARCTIC AS A WEATHER FRONT MOVES N INTO THE
CENTRAL ARCTIC, THEN W AS IT DISSIPATES. A 992 MB WILL MOVE N INTO
THE CHUKCHI SEA THU MORNING WITH A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE
DEVELOPING OVER THE ARCTIC COAST. THE TROUGH WILL MOVE OFF THE
COAST INTO THE ARCTIC THU NIGHT WITH HIGH PRESSURE DEVELOPING OVER
THE EASTERN ARCTIC COAST. THE LOW IN THE CHUKCHI SEA WILL SLOWLY
WEAKEN FRI THEN MOVE NORTHWEST.

$$

PKZ225-241400-
CAPE THOMPSON TO CAPE BEAUFORT-
218 PM AKDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 KT BECOMING SE. SEAS 4 FT. SNOW. FREEZING
SPRAY.
.WED...SE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT. RAIN AND SNOW. FREEZING
SPRAY.
.THU...S WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 10 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 8 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.FRI...SW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.SAT...S WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

$$

PKZ230-241400-
CAPE BEAUFORT TO POINT FRANKLIN-
218 PM AKDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT. FREEZING FOG AND FOG.
FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED...E WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. FREEZING FOG. FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FOG AND FREEZING FOG.
FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...E WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.FRI...S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.SAT...S WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

$$

PKZ235-241400-
POINT FRANKLIN TO CAPE HALKETT-
218 PM AKDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT. FREEZING FOG.
.WED...E WINDS 10 KT. FREEZING FOG.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 20 KT. FREEZING FOG.
.THU...E WINDS 20 KT. FREEZING FOG.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 15 KT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 20 KT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 KT.

$$

PKZ240-241400-
CAPE HALKETT TO FLAXMAN ISLAND-
218 PM AKDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT. FREEZING FOG.
.WED...E WINDS 15 KT. FOG AND FREEZING FOG.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 20 KT. FREEZING FOG.
.THU...E WINDS 20 KT. FOG.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 15 KT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 KT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 20 KT.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 KT.

$$

PKZ245-241400-
FLAXMAN ISLAND TO DEMARCATION POINT-
218 PM AKDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT. FOG AND FREEZING FOG.
.WED...E WINDS 15 KT. FREEZING FOG.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 20 KT. FREEZING FOG.
.THU...E WINDS 25 KT. FOG.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 20 KT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 KT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 KT.
.SAT...E WINDS 15 KT.
.SUN...E WINDS 20 KT.

$$

SDB MAY 17



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