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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
218 PM AKDT TUE MAY 23 2017
...PLEASE REFER TO COASTAL WATERS FORECAST (CWF) AVAILABLE
THROUGH NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER MEANS FOR DETAILED
COASTLINE FORECASTS...

.SYNOPSIS...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WITH A 1027 MB CENTER IN THE
HIGH ARCTIC WILL PERSIST OVER THE ARCTIC AS A WEATHER FRONT MOVES
N INTO THE  CENTRAL ARCTIC, THEN W AS IT DISSIPATES. A 992 MB
WILL MOVE N INTO THE CHUKCHI SEA THU MORNING WITH A TROUGH OF LOW
PRESSURE  DEVELOPING OVER THE ARCTIC COAST. THE TROUGH WILL MOVE
OFF THE  COAST INTO THE ARCTIC THU NIGHT WITH HIGH PRESSURE
DEVELOPING OVER THE EASTERN ARCTIC COAST. THE LOW IN THE CHUKCHI
SEA WILL SLOWLY  WEAKEN FRI THEN MOVE NORTHWEST.

CAPE THOMPSON TO CAPE BEAUFORT-

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 KT BECOMING SE. SEAS 4 FT. SNOW. FREEZING
SPRAY.
.WED...SE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT. RAIN AND SNOW. FREEZING
.THU...S WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 10 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.

CAPE BEAUFORT TO POINT FRANKLIN-

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT. FREEZING FOG AND FOG.
FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED...E WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. FREEZING FOG. FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FOG AND FREEZING FOG.
.THU...E WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.

POINT FRANKLIN TO CAPE HALKETT-

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT. FREEZING FOG.
.WED...E WINDS 10 KT. FREEZING FOG.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 20 KT. FREEZING FOG.
.THU...E WINDS 20 KT. FREEZING FOG.

CAPE HALKETT TO FLAXMAN ISLAND-

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT. FREEZING FOG.
.WED...E WINDS 15 KT. FOG AND FREEZING FOG.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 20 KT. FREEZING FOG.
.THU...E WINDS 20 KT. FOG.

FLAXMAN ISLAND TO DEMARCATION POINT-

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT. FOG AND FREEZING FOG.
.WED...E WINDS 15 KT. FREEZING FOG.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 20 KT. FREEZING FOG.
.THU...E WINDS 25 KT. FOG.

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