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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
309 AM AKST FRI FEB 12 2016
...PLEASE REFER TO COASTAL WATERS FORECAST (CWF) AVAILABLE
THROUGH NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER MEANS FOR DETAILED
COASTLINE FORECASTS...

.SYNOPSIS...A STRONG RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE NORTH OF THE ARCTIC
COAST WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE WEEKEND. A WEATHER FRONT
STRETCHING FROM THE WESTERN INTERIOR AND NORTH SLOPE OF ALASKA
WILL PERSIST INTO SATURDAY. A 998 MB LOW WILL DEVELOP NEAR POINT
HOPE SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

CAPE THOMPSON TO CAPE BEAUFORT-

.TODAY...N WINDS 20 KT. BLOWING SNOW.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 KT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 20 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT.

CAPE BEAUFORT TO POINT FRANKLIN-

.TODAY...NE WINDS 20 KT. BLOWING SNOW.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 30 KT. BLOWING SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SAT...E WINDS 30 KT. BLOWING SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 30 KT. BLOWING SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.

POINT FRANKLIN TO CAPE HALKETT-

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM EARLY THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY
SATURDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...E WINDS 25 KT INCREASING TO 35 KT. BLOWING SNOW. SNOW.
VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 35 KT. BLOWING SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SAT...E WINDS 35 KT. BLOWING SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 30 KT. BLOWING SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.

CAPE HALKETT TO FLAXMAN ISLAND-

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM EARLY THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY
SATURDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...E WINDS 20 KT INCREASING TO 35 KT. BLOWING SNOW. VSBY 1
NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 35 KT. BLOWING SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SAT...E WINDS 35 KT. BLOWING SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 35 KT. BLOWING SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.

FLAXMAN ISLAND TO DEMARCATION POINT-

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM EARLY THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY
SATURDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...E WINDS 20 KT INCREASING TO 35 KT. BLOWING SNOW. VSBY 1
NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 35 KT. BLOWING SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SAT...E WINDS 35 KT. BLOWING SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 35 KT. BLOWING SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.

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