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SPOT FORECAST FOR USCG SPOT REQUEST...USCG
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
250 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON INCIDENT TIME OF 1823 AKST ON DECEMBER 09.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...A STORM FORCE LOW CROSSING THE WESTERN ALEUTIANS THURSDAY AFTERNOON
WILL STALL OVER THE SOUTHWEST BERING THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY. THIS WILL PUSH
A STORM FORCE FRONTAL BOUNDARY NORTHWARD TO THE SAR AREA FRIDAY BRINGING RAPIDLY
DETERIORATING CONDITIONS TO THE SAR AREA.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SNOW SHOWERS BECOMING STEADY SNOW IN THE
                    AFTERNOON...POSSIBLY MIXED WITH RAIN LATE. FREEZING
                    SPRAY IN THE MORNING.
CEILING (ESTIMATE)..1500 TO 2500 FT IN THE MORNING DROPPING TO 400 TO 800
                    FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
VISIBILITY..........5-10 MILES IN THE MORNING DROPPING TO 1/2 TO 2 MILES
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.
TEMPERATURE.........24 F IN THE MORNING INCREASING TO 33 F IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND (20 FT)........EAST 35 TO 40 KT INCREASING TO 50 TO 55 KT IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
WAVEHEIGHT..........15 FT BUILDING TO 25 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEA SURFACE TEMP....3.0 C.
SEA ICE STATE.......ICE EDGE IS 80 NM TO THE NORTHWEST AND 73 NM TO THE
                    NORTHWEST AND CONSISTS OF LESS THAN 1 TENTH SURFACE
                    COVERAGE OF SEA ICE.

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FORECASTER...BAINES
REQUESTED BY...USCG TYPE OF REQUEST...SAR
.TAG 20141209.USCGS.02/ALU



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