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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR NORTHWEST ALASKA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
227 PM AKDT WED SEP 28 2016

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.

PKZ299-291500-
227 PM AKDT WED SEP 28 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR NORTHWEST COAST...
A STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT BETWEEN A 987 MB LOW 200 NM NW OF
WRANGEL ISLAND AND A BUILDING RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE
EASTERN BERING SEA WILL PERSIST. THE RIDGE WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD
AS IT ROTATES OVER MAINLAND ALASKA. THE STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT
WILL REORIENT AS A 971 MB LOW OVER THE SEA OF OHKOTSK MOVES TO
CENTRAL SIBERIA FRI.

$$

PKZ200-291500-
NORTON SOUND-
227 PM AKDT WED SEP 28 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT SUBSIDING TO 4 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT. FOG.
.FRI...SE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 7 FT. RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ210-291500-
DALL POINT TO WALES-
227 PM AKDT WED SEP 28 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 14 FT. FOG.
.FRI...SE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 14 FT. FOG...RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 12 FT. RAIN.
.SAT...SE WINDS 35 KT. SEAS 15 FT. RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 10 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

$$

PKZ215-291500-
KOTZEBUE SOUND-
227 PM AKDT WED SEP 28 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 KT. SEAS CALM.

$$

PKZ220-291500-
WALES TO CAPE THOMPSON-
227 PM AKDT WED SEP 28 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 8 FT. FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

$$

LTH/RM SEP 16



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