Offshore Forecast
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
414 AM AKDT MON AUG 31 2015

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.

PKZ599-010030-
414 AM AKDT MON AUG 31 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR ARCTIC WATERS...
A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE EXTENDS FROM 600 MILES NORTH OF PRUDHOE
BAY TO 300 MILES NORTH OF PRUDHOE BAY THEN SOUTHEASTWARD INTO
THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES IN CANADA. THE TROUGH WILL REMAIN
NEARLY STATIONARY AND GRADUALLY WEAKEN THROUGH TUESDAY. A
HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE ALONG THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN ARCTIC
COAST WILL DRIFT SLIGHTLY SOUTHWARD TODAY...THEN BUILD INTO
A 1022 MB HIGH CENTERED NEAR PRUDHOE BAY BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE EXTENDING FROM 300 MILES NORTHWEST OF
WRANGEL ISLAND TO 100 MILES SOUTHEAST OF WRANGEL ISLAND WILL
MOVE NORTHEASTWARD AND EXTEND FROM 300 MILES NORTHWEST OF
WAINWRIGHT BY LATE TONIGHT.


$$

PKZ500-010030-
WESTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
414 AM AKDT MON AUG 31 2015

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS 10 KT BECOMING S 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT BUILDING
TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT.

$$

PKZ505-010030-
CENTRAL US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
414 AM AKDT MON AUG 31 2015

.TODAY...NW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT.

$$

PKZ510-010030-
EASTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
414 AM AKDT MON AUG 31 2015

NO FORECAST AS AREA IS MOSTLY ICE-COVERED.

$$

RF/DJH AUG 15



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