Offshore Forecast
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
447 AM AKDT TUE SEP 27 2016

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE US ARCTIC WATERS

SEA FORECASTS REPRESENT AN AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST ONE-THIRD OF
THE COMBINED WIND WAVE AND SWELL HEIGHT. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE
TWICE AS HIGH.

PKZ599-280200-
447 AM AKDT TUE SEP 27 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR ARCTIC WATERS...
A 1008 MB LOW 300 NM N OF DEMARCATION POINT WILL MOVE E. A RIDGE
OF HIGH PRESSURE BETWEEN WEATHER SYSTEMS OVER THE CENTRAL ARCTIC
WILL MOVE OVER THE BEAUFORT SEA BY WED MORNING. A 976 MB LOW 300
NM W OF WRANGEL ISLAND WILL PRODUCE A STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT
OVER THE CHUKCHI SEA AND WESTERN ARCTIC TODAY AND SPREAD IT E BY
WED AFTERNOON. A WEATHER FRONT WILL MOVE TO THE WESTERN ARCTIC
EARLY WED.

$$

PKZ500-280200-
WESTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
447 AM AKDT TUE SEP 27 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...S WINDS 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 KT. SEAS 8 FT. RAIN
AND SNOW.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 35 KT WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 55 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
RAIN AND SNOW.
.WED...SE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 12 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 10 FT.

$$

PKZ505-280200-
CENTRAL US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
447 AM AKDT TUE SEP 27 2016

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 KT BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 FT.
FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED...SE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 9 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 8 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.THU...SW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.

$$

PKZ510-280200-
EASTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
447 AM AKDT TUE SEP 27 2016

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 25 KT BECOMING NW 15 KT OVERNIGHT. SEAS 5 FT.
FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED...SE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 7 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT.

$$

SDB SEP 16



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