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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
359 AM AKDT FRI MAY 22 2015
...PLEASE REFER TO COASTAL WATERS FORECAST (CWF) AVAILABLE
THROUGH NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER MEANS FOR DETAILED
COASTLINE FORECASTS...

.SYNOPSIS...THE 990 MB LOW WEST OF WRANGEL ISLAND WILL CONTINUE
NORTHWEST. A WEAK WEATHER FRONT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS LOW LIES
OVER BARROW EARLY THIS MORNING AND WILL MOVE EAST OVER THE ARCTIC
COAST TODAY...REACHING DEMARCATION POINT EARLY THIS EVENING.
SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER INTERIOR ALASKA WILL SPREAD NORTH OF
THE BROOKS RANGE TODAY...WITH A 1025 MB HIGH CENTER DEVELOPING
NEAR PRUDHOE BAY AROUND 4PM...THEN MOVING EAST TO CENTER OVER
MACKENZIE BAY SATURDAY MORNING.

CAPE THOMPSON TO CAPE BEAUFORT-

.TODAY...S WINDS 25 KT...DIMINISHING AFTER NOON. LOCAL GUSTS
35 KT NEAR CAPE LISBURNE. FOG.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 20 KT.
.SAT...E WINDS 25 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 25 KT.

CAPE BEAUFORT TO POINT FRANKLIN-

.TODAY...SW WINDS INCREASING TO 25 KT THIS MORNING....THEN
DIMINISHING IN THE LATE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 FT. FOG.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT.

POINT FRANKLIN TO CAPE HALKETT-

.TODAY...SW WINDS INCREASING TO 25 KT THIS MORNING. FOG.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 KT.
.SAT...E WINDS 25 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 30 KT.

CAPE HALKETT TO FLAXMAN ISLAND-

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 KT INCREASING TO 20 KT AROUND NOON...
THEN DIMINISHING. FOG.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT.
.SAT...E WINDS 25 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 30 KT.

FLAXMAN ISLAND TO DEMARCATION POINT-

.TODAY...W WINDS 20 KT. FOG.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 KT.
.SAT...E WINDS 25 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 30 KT.

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