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OFFN15

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
211 PM AKST THU JAN 29 2015
...PLEASE REFER TO COASTAL WATERS FORECAST (CWF) AVAILABLE
THROUGH NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER MEANS FOR DETAILED
COASTLINE FORECASTS...

.SYNOPSIS...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND W TO E ACROSS
THE NORTHERN HALF OF MAINLAND ALASKA. A RAPIDLY MOVING WEATHER
FRONT WILL MOVE TO THE CHUKCHI SEA THIS EVENING THEN TO THE
NORTHWEST COAST OF ALASKA BY FRI MORNING. THE FRONT WILL MOVE TO
BANKS ISLAND BY SAT MORNING WITH HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING IN BEHIND
THE FRONT.

CAPE THOMPSON TO CAPE BEAUFORT-

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 25 KT INCREASING TO 35 KT. BLOWING SNOW.
.FRI...S WINDS 40 KT. BLOWING SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 40 KT. BLOWING SNOW.
.SAT...S WINDS 25 KT.

CAPE BEAUFORT TO POINT FRANKLIN-

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 20 KT INCREASING TO 35 KT. BLOWING SNOW.
.FRI...S WINDS 40 KT. BLOWING SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 35 KT. BLOWING SNOW.
.SAT...SW WINDS 25 KT.

POINT FRANKLIN TO CAPE HALKETT-

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT.
.FRI...S WINDS 30 KT. BLOWING SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 30 KT. BLOWING SNOW.
.SAT...W WINDS 25 KT.

CAPE HALKETT TO FLAXMAN ISLAND-

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT.
.FRI...S WINDS 20 KT INCREASING TO 25 KT BY AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 25 KT. BLOWING SNOW.
.SAT...W WINDS 25 KT. BLOWING SNOW.

FLAXMAN ISLAND TO DEMARCATION POINT-

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT.
.FRI...S WINDS 15 KT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 25 KT.
.SAT...W WINDS 30 KT. BLOWING SNOW.

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