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Coastal Waters Forecast for Northwest Alaska
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
451 AM AKST Mon Nov 20 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.

PKZ299-210300-
451 AM AKST Mon Nov 20 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR NORTHWEST COAST...
High pressure S of the Bering Strait will move SE. A 986 mb low
near the Kamchatka Peninsula moves to the Gulf of Anadyr this
evening at 973 mb, and into the Central Chukchi Sea by Tue
afternoon at 970 mb. The associated weather front will move to St
Lawrence Island this evening, and to the West Coast tonight, then
into mainland Alaska. A tight pressure gradient around the low
will produce strong winds across the area Tue and Tue night.

$$

PKZ200-210300-
Norton Sound-
451 AM AKST Mon Nov 20 2017

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY
MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...NE winds 10 kt becoming S. Seas building to 3 ft. Heavy
freezing spray.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 40 kt. Seas 8 ft. Blowing snow. Snow. VSBY
1 NM or less. Heavy freezing spray.
.TUE...SW winds 35 kt. Seas 11 ft. Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM or
less. Heavy freezing spray.
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 35 kt. Seas 11 ft. Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM
or less. Freezing spray.
.WED...S winds 25 kt. Seas 7 ft. Snow. Freezing spray.
.WED NIGHT...SE winds 30 kt. Seas 6 ft. Snow. Heavy freezing
spray.
.THU...N winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 15 kt. Seas 5 ft.

$$

PKZ210-210300-
Dall Point to Wales-
451 AM AKST Mon Nov 20 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...S winds 25 kt increasing to 35 kt. Seas 6 ft building to
12 ft. Rain. Freezing spray.
.TONIGHT...S winds 50 kt. Seas 24 ft. Snow and rain. Heavy
freezing spray.
.TUE...W winds 40 kt. Seas 26 ft. Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM or
less. Freezing spray.
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 40 kt. Seas 20 ft. Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM
or less. Freezing spray.
.WED...S winds 40 kt. Seas 12 ft. Freezing spray.
.WED NIGHT...E winds 40 kt. Seas 14 ft. Freezing spray.
.THU...NW winds 30 kt. Seas 14 ft.
.FRI...S winds 25 kt. Seas 14 ft.

$$

PKZ215-210300-
Kotzebue Sound-
451 AM AKST Mon Nov 20 2017

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY
MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...SE winds 20 kt. Seas 3 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.TONIGHT...E winds 45 kt. Seas 8 ft. Blowing snow. Snow. VSBY
1 NM or less. Heavy freezing spray.
.TUE...SE winds 45 kt. Seas 8 ft. Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM or
less. Heavy freezing spray.
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 40 kt. Seas 8 ft. Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM
or less. Heavy freezing spray.
.WED...SW winds 30 kt. Seas 5 ft. Freezing spray.
.WED NIGHT...E winds 20 kt. Seas 3 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.THU...N winds 15 kt. Seas 1 foot.
.FRI...N winds 15 kt. Seas calm.

$$

PKZ220-210300-
Wales to Cape Thompson-
451 AM AKST Mon Nov 20 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...S winds 15 kt becoming SE 25 kt. Seas building to 5 ft.
Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM or less. Heavy freezing spray.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 50 kt. Seas 15 ft. Blowing snow. Snow. VSBY
1 NM or less. Heavy freezing spray.
.TUE...SW winds 40 kt. Seas 14 ft. Blowing snow. Snow. VSBY 1 NM
or less. Heavy freezing spray.
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 45 kt. Seas 17 ft. Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM
or less. Heavy freezing spray.
.WED...SW winds 40 kt. Seas 15 ft. Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM or
less. Freezing spray.
.WED NIGHT...E winds 20 kt. Seas 7 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.THU...N winds 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.FRI...S winds 25 kt. Seas 10 ft.

$$

SDB Nov 17



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