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Coastal Waters Forecast for Northwest Alaska
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
200 PM AKST Wed Jan 17 2018

Northwestern Alaska Coastal Waters out 100 NM

Wind forecasts reflect the predominant speed and direction
expected. Sea forecasts represent the average of the highest one-
third of the combined wind-wave and swell height.

PKZ299-181500-
200 PM AKST Wed Jan 17 2018

.SYNOPSIS FOR NORTHWEST COAST...
High pressure over Siberia will build over the Chukchi Sea, Bering
Strait, and Eastern Bering Sea with a 1031 mb high moving to the
Bering Strait Fri afternoon and persisting through Sat. As the
high pressure pushes E a strong pressure gradient will develop
over the Chukchi Sea tonight and move NE into the Arctic Fri
morning.


$$

PKZ200-181500-
Norton Sound-
200 PM AKST Wed Jan 17 2018

.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 kt.
.THU...N winds 20 kt.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 20 kt.
.FRI...N winds 15 kt.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 15 kt.
.SAT...N winds 15 kt.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 kt.
.SUN...N winds 15 kt.
.MON...N winds 15 kt.

$$

PKZ210-181500-
Dall Point to Wales-
200 PM AKST Wed Jan 17 2018

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...N winds 25 kt. Seas 6 ft. Freezing fog and blowing
snow. Heavy freezing spray.
.THU...N winds 25 kt. Seas 6 ft. Blowing snow. Heavy freezing
spray.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 25 kt. Seas 7 ft. Blowing snow. Heavy
freezing spray.
.FRI...N winds 20 kt. Seas 6 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 15 kt. Seas 4 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SAT...N winds 15 kt. Seas 6 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 kt. Seas 6 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SUN...N winds 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.MON...N winds 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.

$$

PKZ215-181500-
Kotzebue Sound-
200 PM AKST Wed Jan 17 2018

...BRISK WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...W winds 30 kt. Freezing fog and blowing snow.
.THU...NW winds 25 kt. Blowing snow and freezing fog.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 25 kt. Blowing snow.
.FRI...NW winds 20 kt.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 20 kt.
.SAT...NW winds 15 kt.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 15 kt.
.SUN...N winds 15 kt.
.MON...N winds 15 kt.

$$

PKZ220-181500-
Wales to Cape Thompson-
200 PM AKST Wed Jan 17 2018

...BRISK WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NW winds 30 kt. Freezing fog and blowing snow.
.THU...NW winds 30 kt. Blowing snow and freezing fog.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 20 kt.
.FRI...NW winds 20 kt.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 kt.
.SAT...N winds 15 kt.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 kt.
.SUN...N winds 20 kt.
.MON...N winds 20 kt.

$$

SDB Jan 18



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