Offshore Forecast
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
253 PM AKDT WED OCT 1 2014

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.

PKZ599-021215-
253 PM AKDT WED OCT 1 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR ARCTIC WATERS...
THE 1012 MB LOW THAT WAS NORTH OF CAPE LISBURNE AT 4AM THIS
MORNING IS MAINLY ALOFT EAST OF BARROW...BUT WILL REDEVELOP AS
A 1014 MB SURFACE LOW NORTH OF KAKTOVIK EARLY THIS EVENING. THAT
LOW WILL THEN MOVE NORTHEAST OVER THE BEAUFORT SEA. ANOTHER WEAK
LOW ABOUT 300 NM NORTH OF WRANGEL ISLAND WILL MOVE SOUTHEAST
TO BE ABOUT 1016 MB 60 NM WEST OF WAINWRIGHT AT 10 AM
THURSDAY...THEN MOVE ALOFT OVER THE WESTERN BROOKS RANGE AT 4 PM
THURSDAY.

$$

PKZ500-021215-
WESTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
253 PM AKDT WED OCT 1 2014

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT. FOG.
.THU...W WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FOG. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.SAT...N WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.MON...N WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

$$

PKZ505-021215-
CENTRAL US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
253 PM AKDT WED OCT 1 2014

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FOG. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...W WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT. FOG. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.MON...N WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

PKZ510-021215-
EASTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
253 PM AKDT WED OCT 1 2014

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 4 FT. FOG. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.MON...N WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

DJH/NTS OCT 14



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