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Coastal Waters Forecast for Northwest Alaska
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
158 PM AKST Thu Nov 23 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.

PKZ299-241515-
158 PM AKST Thu Nov 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR NORTHWEST COAST...
A ridge of high pressure with a 1013 mb center near the Bering
Strait will remain over the area. The high center builds to 1026
mb by Fri morning then moves SE Friday. A weather front associated
with a 990 mb low near the Gulf of Anadyr moves to the Eastern
Bering Sea, Bering Strait, and Chukchi Sea Fri night. The front
will move over the West Coast by Sat afternoon, then north and
east into the Arctic by Sun morning.

$$

PKZ200-241515-
Norton Sound-
158 PM AKST Thu Nov 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft subsiding. Heavy freezing
spray.
.FRI...N winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SAT...SE winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SUN...NE winds 25 kt. Seas 6 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 30 kt. Seas 6 ft. Freezing spray.
.MON...NE winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.

$$

PKZ210-241515-
Dall Point to Wales-
158 PM AKST Thu Nov 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 kt. Seas 10 ft. Freezing fog. Heavy
freezing spray.
.FRI...N winds 15 kt. Seas 7 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...SE winds 30 kt. Seas 9 ft. Freezing rain. Freezing
spray.
.SAT...SE winds 35 kt. Seas 14 ft. Snow and rain. Heavy freezing
spray.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 30 kt. Seas 13 ft. Freezing spray.
.SUN...NE winds 25 kt. Seas 12 ft. Freezing spray.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 25 kt. Seas 8 ft. Freezing spray.
.MON...NE winds 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 25 kt. Seas 8 ft.

$$

PKZ215-241515-
Kotzebue Sound-
158 PM AKST Thu Nov 23 2017

...BRISK WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY
FRIDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...W winds 25 kt. Snow showers.
.FRI...NW winds 20 kt.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 15 kt.
.SAT...E winds 25 kt.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 25 kt.
.SUN...E winds 20 kt.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 15 kt.
.MON...E winds 5 kt.
.TUE...NE winds 10 kt.

$$

PKZ220-241515-
Wales to Cape Thompson-
158 PM AKST Thu Nov 23 2017

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NW winds 30 kt. Seas 10 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.FRI...NW winds 25 kt. Seas 9 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT...SE winds 30 kt. Seas 9 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 30 kt. Seas 10 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SUN...SE winds 25 kt. Seas 8 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 15 kt. Seas 5 ft. Freezing spray.
.MON...N winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 30 kt. Seas 7 ft.

$$

Nov 17



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