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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR NORTHWEST ALASKA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
203 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

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.

PKZ299-261230-
203 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR NORTHWEST COAST...
A 1019 MB HIGH CENTERED 50 MILES NORTH OF WRANGEL ISLAND WILL
BUILD TO A 1037 MB HIGH CENTERED OVER THE CENTRAL ARCTIC COAST
BY SAT MORNING. BY SAT EVENING THE HIGH WILL BUILD TO A 1042 MB
CENTER OVER THE YUKON TERRITORY AND THE NEARBY OFFSHORE WATERS.
LOW PRESSURE OVER THE ALASKA INTERIOR WILL DISSIPATE BY LATE FRI
NIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN FROM THE WEST. A STRONG WEATHER
FRONT WILL MOVE NORTHWARD TO ST LAWRENCE ISLAND BY SAT MORNING
THEN WEAKEN SOME AS IT MOVES NORTHWARD TO THE BERING STRAIT
BY SAT AFTERNOON.


$$

PKZ200-261230-
NORTON SOUND-
203 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT. SNOW.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 KT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 25 KT.
.SAT...E WINDS 30 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 25 KT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 30 KT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 30 KT.
.MON...E WINDS 25 KT.
.TUE...E WINDS 25 KT.

$$

PKZ210-261230-
DALL POINT TO WALES-
203 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

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

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 7 FT. BLOWING SNOW. HEAVY FREEZING
SPRAY.
.FRI...N WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 7 FT. BLOWING SNOW. HEAVY FREEZING
SPRAY.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 45 KT...EXCEPT E WINDS 25 KT NEAR
THE BERING STRAIT. SEAS 15 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.SAT...SE WINDS 30 KT...EXCEPT S 20 KT FROM AT LAWRENCE
ISLAND SOUTH. SEAS 15 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 30 KT... SEAS 11 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN...SE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 9 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.MON...SE WINDS 35 KT. SEAS 17 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 35 KT. SEAS 17 FT.

$$

PKZ215-261230-
KOTZEBUE SOUND-
203 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 KT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT.
.SAT...E WINDS 25 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 30 KT.
.SUN...E WINDS 30 KT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 30 KT.
.MON...E WINDS 20 KT.
.TUE...E WINDS 20 KT.

$$

PKZ220-261230-
WALES TO CAPE THOMPSON-
203 PM AKST THU DEC 25 2014

...BRISK WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 30 KT. BLOWING SNOW.
.FRI...N WINDS 30 KT. BLOWING SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 25 KT. BLOWING SNOW.
.SAT...E WINDS 30 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 30 KT.
.SUN...E WINDS 35 KT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 30 KT.
.MON...SE WINDS 25 KT.
.TUE...E WINDS 25 KT.

$$

RF/RM DEC 14


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