Offshore Forecast
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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FZAK69 PAFG 202137
OFFAFG

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
137 PM AKDT SAT SEP 20 2014

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE US ARCTIC WATERS

SEA FORECASTS REPRESENT AN AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST ONE-THIRD OF
THE COMBINED WIND WAVE AND SWELL HEIGHT. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE
TWICE AS HIGH.

PKZ599-211245-
137 PM AKDT SAT SEP 20 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR ARCTIC WATERS...
A 1029MB HIGH NEAR 86N 180 WILL DRIFT SLOWLY NORTH. A 997MB LOW
OVER THE CENTRAL INTERIOR OF ALASKA WILL DRIFT E AS IT WEAKENS. A
998MB LOW WILL DEVELOP NEAR PRUDHOE BAY TONIGHT THEN MOVE NE AS IT
WEAKENS AND DISSIPATES EARLY MON. A 1005MB LOW OVER EASTERN
SIBERIA WILL MOVE TO THE NW ARCTIC COAST BY MON EVENING. THE TIGHT
PRESSURE GRADIENT OVER THE EASTERN ARCTIC OFFSHORE WATERS WILL
BEGIN TO RELAX TONIGHT AND WINDS WILL DIMINISH.

$$

PKZ500-211245-
WESTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
137 PM AKDT SAT SEP 20 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT. FOG.
.MON...E WINDS 35 KT. SEAS 9 FT. SNOW AND RAIN. FREEZING SPRAY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 9 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TUE...NW WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ505-211245-
CENTRAL US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
137 PM AKDT SAT SEP 20 2014

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 11 FT. FOG THROUGH THE NIGHT. SNOW
IN THE EVENING. SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN...NE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 9 FT. FOG. FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT. FOG. FREEZING SPRAY.
.MON...E WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 7 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TUE...W WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.WED...E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ510-211245-
EASTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
137 PM AKDT SAT SEP 20 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 35 KT DIMINISHING TO 30 KT OVERNIGHT. SEAS 11
FT. FOG. SNOW. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN...E WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 10 FT. FOG...SNOW. HEAVY FREEZING
SPRAY.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT. FOG. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.MON...E WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TUE...S WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.WED...E WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

$$

SDB/RM SEP 14


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