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Coastal Waters Forecast for Northwest Alaska
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
334 AM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

Northwestern 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.

PKZ299-150300-
334 AM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR NORTHWEST COAST...
A 993mb low in Kotzebue Sound will move NW across the Chukchi Sea
today and dissipate tonight. Weak high pressure will move over
the area this morning, then inland tonight before dissipating. A
broad area of low pressure will persist over mainland Alaska. A
977 mb low in the Western Aleutians will move E, with a 989 mb low
developing over the N Pacific and moving to Cold Bay by Fri
morning at 969 mb, then near Nunivak Island by late Fri evening at
970 mb.

$$

PKZ200-150300-
Norton Sound-
334 AM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TODAY...SW winds 10 kt.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 15 kt.
.FRI...NE winds 25 kt. Blowing snow.
.FRI NIGHT...E winds 25 kt. Blowing snow.
.SAT...E winds 20 kt.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 15 kt.
.SUN...W winds 15 kt.
.MON...E winds 25 kt.

$$

PKZ210-150300-
Dall Point to Wales-
334 AM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...SW winds 15 kt. Seas 5 ft subsiding. Heavy freezing
spray.
.TONIGHT...E winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.FRI...NE winds 30 kt. Seas 6 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 30 kt. Seas 9 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SAT...N winds 30 kt. Seas 8 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 25 kt. Seas 7 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SUN...NW winds 20 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.MON...SE winds 40 kt. Seas 23 ft.

$$

PKZ215-150300-
Kotzebue Sound-
334 AM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TODAY...S winds 15 kt.
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 kt.
.FRI...E winds 15 kt.
.FRI NIGHT...E winds 20 kt.
.SAT...E winds 15 kt.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 10 kt.
.SUN...E winds 10 kt.
.MON...E winds 20 kt.

$$

PKZ220-150300-
Wales to Cape Thompson-
334 AM AKST Thu Dec 14 2017

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...S winds 20 kt. Seas 3 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.TONIGHT...S winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.FRI...E winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SAT...NE winds 25 kt. Seas 4 ft. Blowing snow. Heavy freezing
spray.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 25 kt. Seas 8 ft. Blowing snow. Heavy
freezing spray.
.SUN...N winds 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.MON...E winds 30 kt. Seas 5 ft.

$$

SDB Dec 17


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