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Navtex Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
333 AM AKST Sun Feb 25 2018

...Please refer to the Coastal Waters Forecast (CWF) available
through NOAA Weather Radio and other means for detailed coastline
forecasts...

.SYNOPSIS...A broad area of low pressure extends W across the
Arctic with a  974 mb low over the Eastern Beaufort Sea. A
weather front will  move over the Arctic Coast this morning, then
drag E. A 980 mb  low in the high Arctic will move into the
Western Arctic tonight,  and to the 300 nm NW of Pt Barrow by Mon
morning. The low moves  over the Northwest Arctic Coast Mon
afternoon at 968 mb, then  moves E over the Coast to MacKenzie
Bay before merging with the  low over the Beaufort Sea Tue
evening and continuing to the E.

Cape Thompson to Cape Beaufort-

.TODAY...W winds 20 kt. Blowing snow.
.TONIGHT...W winds 20 kt.
.MON...W winds 30 kt. Blowing snow. Snow. VSBY 1 NM or less.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 30 kt. Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM or less.

Cape Beaufort to Point Franklin-

.TODAY...W winds 20 kt. Freezing fog and blowing snow.
.TONIGHT...W winds 20 kt. Blowing snow.
.MON...SW winds 25 kt. Blowing snow. Snow. VSBY 1 NM or less.
.MON NIGHT...W winds 30 kt. Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM or less.

Point Franklin to Cape Halkett-

.TODAY...NW winds 25 kt diminishing to 20 kt. Blowing snow. VSBY
1 NM or less.
.TONIGHT...W winds 20 kt.
.MON...SW winds 20 kt. Freezing fog. Snow.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 20 kt.

Cape Halkett to Flaxman Island-

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...W winds 35 kt diminishing to 30 kt. Blowing snow and
freezing fog. VSBY 1 NM or less.
.TONIGHT...W winds 25 kt. Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM or less.
.MON...W winds 20 kt.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 20 kt. Blowing snow.

Flaxman Island to Demarcation Point-

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...W winds 40 kt. Blowing snow and freezing fog. VSBY 1 NM
or less.
.TONIGHT...W winds 30 kt. Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM or less.
.MON...W winds 15 kt.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 20 kt.

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