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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
307 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE BERING SEA

WIND FORECASTS REFLECT THE PREDOMINANT SPEED AND DIRECTION
EXPECTED. SEA FORECASTS REPRESENT AN AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST
ONE-THIRD OF THE COMBINED WIND WAVE AND SWELL HEIGHT.

PKZ499-261500-
307 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014
.SYNOPSIS FOR CENTRAL BERING SEA...
A WEATHER FRONT SITUATED FROM THE CENTRAL BERING TO THE KUSKOKWIM
DELTA MOVES INLAND OVER SOUTHWEST ALASKA TONIGHT. A 967 MB LOW
NEAR 51N 172E STRENGTHENS TO 959 MB NEAR 55N 172E LATE FRI
MORNING...THEN MOVES TO 55N 168E FRI AFTERNOON AND REMAINS
STATIONARY WITH LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH THROUGH SAT AFTERNOON.
AN ASSOCIATED WEATHER FRONT CROSSES THE WESTERN ALEUTIANS INTO
THE SOUTHWESTERN BERING THIS EVENING AND THEN BECOMES STATIONARY
AND WEAKENS OVER THE NORTHERN AND EASTERN BERING LATE FRI INTO
SAT.

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PKZ411-261500-
BERING SEA OFFSHORE WEST OF 180 AND EAST OF THE INTERNATIONAL
DATELINE-
307 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...STORM WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...E WIND 25 TO 40 KT IN THE EVENING INCREASING TO S TO E
WIND 35 TO 50 KT. SEAS 16 TO 20 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.FRI...S TO E WIND 35 TO 50 KT BECOMING S 25 TO 40 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 16 TO 25 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 20 TO 35 KT. SEAS 17 TO 22 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.SAT...S WIND 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 18 TO 21 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WIND 20 TO 35 KT. SEAS 14 TO 21 FT.
.SUN...SW WIND 15 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 16 FT.
.MON...NW WIND 10 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 10 FT.
.TUE...S WIND 10 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.

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PKZ412-261500-
BERING SEA OFFSHORE 171W TO 180 AND NORTH OF 56N-
307 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...STORM WARNING FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...NE WIND 15 TO 30 KT INCREASING TO E 25 TO 40 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 12 TO 16 FT. RAIN.
.FRI...E WIND 35 TO 50 KT BECOMING SE TO SW WIND 25 TO 40 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 13 TO 18 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 20 TO 35 KT. SEAS 15 TO 19 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.SAT...S WIND 20 TO 35 KT. SEAS 13 TO 18 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WIND 10 TO 25 KT. SEAS 12 TO 17 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 20 TO 35 KT. SEAS 8 TO 16 FT.
.MON...NW WIND 10 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.TUE...SW WIND 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT.

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PKZ413-261500-
BERING SEA OFFSHORE 171W TO 180 AND SOUTH OF 56N-
307 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SE WIND 25 TO 40 KT...EXCEPT SW 20 TO 35 KT EARLY
EVENING E OF 175W. SEAS 13 TO 17 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN.
.FRI...SE WIND 30 TO 45 KT IN THE MORNING BECOMING S 20 TO 35 KT.
SEAS 11 TO 19 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 13 TO 19 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.SAT...S WIND 15 TO 30 KT. SEAS 12 TO 16 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WIND 15 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 17 FT.
.SUN...SE WIND 20 TO 35 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.MON...NW WIND 10 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.TUE...SW WIND 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.

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PKZ414-261500-
BERING SEA OFFSHORE EAST OF 171W-
307 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...GALE WARNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...S OF 57N...SW WIND 20 TO 35 KT IN THE EVENING BECOMING
S TO W WIND 15 TO 25 KT. N OF 57N...NW WIND UP TO 20 KT BECOMING
VARIABLE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 10 TO 16 FT. RAIN.
.FRI...SE WIND 20 TO 35 KT INCREASING TO 30 TO 45 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 10 TO 18 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN AND SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...S WIND 25 TO 35 KT DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 30 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 13 TO 18 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN AND SNOW.
.SAT...SE WIND 20 TO 35 KT. SEAS 10 TO 17 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WIND 10 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.
.SUN THROUGH MON...SE WIND 15 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.
.TUE...S WIND 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.

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