Offshore Forecast
Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
414 AM AKDT THU OCT 23 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.

PKZ599-240315-
414 AM AKDT THU OCT 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR ARCTIC WATERS...
A 1038MB HIGH NEAR 80N 170W WILL MOVE WEST THIS AFTERNOON. A
WEATHER FRONT EXTENDING FROM A STATIONARY 971MB LOW OVER EASTERN
SIBERIA WILL MOVE TO ST LAWRENCE ISLAND THIS MORNING...THEN OVER
THE WEST COAST THIS AFTERNOON. A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL
DEVELOP OVER THE ARCTIC PLAIN TODAY THEN DRIFT OFFSHORE FRIDAY
NIGHT.

$$

PKZ500-240315-
WESTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
414 AM AKDT THU OCT 23 2014

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY
MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...E WINDS 35 KT. SEAS 11 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 40 KT. SEAS 13 FT. FOG. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.FRI...E WINDS 40 KT. SEAS 13 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 11 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.SAT...E WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 11 FT.

$$

PKZ505-240315-
CENTRAL US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
414 AM AKDT THU OCT 23 2014

NO FORECAST AS AREA IS MOSTLY ICE-COVERED.

$$

PKZ510-240315-
EASTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
414 AM AKDT THU OCT 23 2014

NO FORECAST AS AREA IS MOSTLY ICE-COVERED.

$$

SDB/NTS OCT 14



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