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Coastal Waters Forecast for Northwest Alaska
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
431 AM AKST Thu Nov 23 2017

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.

PKZ299-240300-
431 AM AKST Thu Nov 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR NORTHWEST COAST...
A ridge of high pressure with a 1013 mb center near the Bering
Strait will remain over the area. The high center builds to 1026
mb by Fri morning then moves SE Friday. A weather front associated
with a 990 mb low near the Gulf of Anadyr moves to the Eastern
Bering Sea, Bering Strait, and Chukchi Sea Fri night. The front
will move over the West Coast by Sat afternoon, then north and
east into the Arctic by Sun morning.

$$

PKZ200-240300-
Norton Sound-
431 AM AKST Thu Nov 23 2017

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THIS
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...N winds 25 kt becoming NW 15 kt. Seas 5 ft subsiding.
Heavy freezing spray.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI...N winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...SE winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT...SE winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SUN...NE winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.MON...NE winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.

$$

PKZ210-240300-
Dall Point to Wales-
431 AM AKST Thu Nov 23 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW winds 35 kt. Strongest winds W of St Lawrence Island.
Seas 14 ft. Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM or less. Freezing spray.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 30 kt. Seas 10 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.FRI...S winds 20 kt. Seas 8 ft. Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 30 kt. Seas 9 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT...SE winds 35 kt. Seas 12 ft. Rain. Freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 30 kt. Seas 11 ft. Freezing spray.
.SUN...NE winds 25 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.MON...NE winds 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.

$$

PKZ215-240300-
Kotzebue Sound-
431 AM AKST Thu Nov 23 2017

...BRISK WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...W winds 15 kt.
.TONIGHT...W winds 20 kt increasing to 25 kt. Freezing fog. Snow
showers.
.FRI...W winds 20 kt.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 15 kt.
.SAT...SE winds 25 kt.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 25 kt.
.SUN...E winds 20 kt.
.MON...E winds 5 kt.

$$

PKZ220-240300-
Wales to Cape Thompson-
431 AM AKST Thu Nov 23 2017

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...NW winds 25 kt. Seas 8 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 30 kt. Seas 10 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.FRI...NW winds 25 kt. Seas 10 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT...SE winds 35 kt. Seas 10 ft. Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM or
less. Heavy freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 35 kt. Seas 10 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SUN...E winds 20 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.MON...N winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.

$$

SDB Nov 17


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