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Navtex Marine Forecast
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
346 AM AKST Sat Dec 16 2017

...Please refer to the Coastal Waters Forecast (CWF) available
through NOAA Weather Radio and other means for detailed coastline
forecasts...

.SYNOPSIS...A broad area of low pressure persists over mainland
Alaska. A 973 mb low over Nunivak Island will move to Kodiak City
by Sun  morning, while a 997 mb low develops over Kotzebue Sound.
A ridge of high pressure over the Central Aleutians and Central
Bering  Sea will move E to lie from Unalaska to St Lawrence
Island by Sun  afternoon, and over the SW mainland and Bristol
Bay by Mon  morning. A 977 mb low will move to the Western Bering
Sea Sun  morning with a weather front moving to the Central
Bering Sea and  Central Aleutians by Sun night. The low will move
E in the  Northern Bering Sea and the front will move to the West
Coast by  Mon afternoon.

Norton Sound-

.TODAY...E winds 15 kt.
.TONIGHT...N winds 10 kt.
.SUN...W winds 20 kt. Blowing snow.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 20 kt.

Dall Point to Wales-

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THIS MORNING...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...N winds 35 kt diminishing to 30 kt. Seas 11 ft. Heavy
freezing spray.
.TONIGHT...N winds 25 kt. Seas 8 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SUN...NW winds 25 kt. Seas 7 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 45 kt. Seas 13 ft. Freezing rain. Heavy
freezing spray.

Kotzebue Sound-

.TODAY...NE winds 20 kt decreasing to 10 kt.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 kt.
.SUN...E winds 5 kt.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 10 kt.

Wales to Cape Thompson-

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...NE winds 25 kt. Seas 6 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.TONIGHT...N winds 25 kt. Seas 7 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SUN...N winds 25 kt. Seas 7 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Heavy freezing spray.

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