Offshore Forecast
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Offshore Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
315 PM AKDT Fri Jun 23 2017

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.

PKZ599-241215-
315 PM AKDT Fri Jun 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR ARCTIC WATERS...
A 985 mb low currently sits near 83N 178E with a trough extending
to Wrangel Island. A surface ridge stretches from the Chukotsk
Peninsula south into Bristol Bay. This ridge combined with the
aforementioned low will will create a tight pressure gradient
across the Chukchi Sea Coast on Saturday. The pressure gradient
will relax on Sunday with the low moving to the north and surface
high building northward across the state.


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PKZ500-241215-
Western US Arctic Offshore-
315 PM AKDT Fri Jun 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.Tonight...S winds 35 kt. Seas 11 ft. Fog through the night.
.SAT...SW winds 35 kt. Seas 13 ft. Fog in the morning. Rain
through the day.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 35 kt. Seas 13 ft.
.SUN...W winds 15 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.MON...NE winds 10 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 10 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.WED...S winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

PKZ505-241215-
Central US Arctic Offshore-
315 PM AKDT Fri Jun 23 2017

No forecast as area is mostly ice-covered.

$$

PKZ510-241215-
Eastern US Arctic Offshore-
315 PM AKDT Fri Jun 23 2017

No forecast as area is mostly ice-covered.

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Jun 17



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