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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
428 AM AKDT MON AUG 31 2015
...PLEASE REFER TO COASTAL WATERS FORECAST (CWF) AVAILABLE
THROUGH NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER MEANS FOR DETAILED
COASTLINE FORECASTS...

.SYNOPSIS...A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE EXTENDS FROM 600 MILES NORTH
OF PRUDHOE BAY TO 300 MILES NORTH OF PRUDHOE BAY THEN
SOUTHEASTWARD INTO THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES IN CANADA. THE
TROUGH WILL REMAIN NEARLY STATIONARY AND GRADUALLY WEAKEN THROUGH
TUESDAY. A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE ALONG THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN
ARCTIC COAST WILL DRIFT SLIGHTLY SOUTHWARD TODAY...THEN BUILD
INTO A 1022 MB HIGH CENTERED NEAR PRUDHOE BAY BY TUESDAY
AFTERNOON. A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE EXTENDING FROM 300 MILES
NORTHWEST OF  WRANGEL ISLAND TO 100 MILES SOUTHEAST OF WRANGEL
ISLAND WILL MOVE NORTHEASTWARD AND EXTEND FROM 300 MILES
NORTHWEST OF WAINWRIGHT BY LATE TONIGHT.

CAPE THOMPSON TO CAPE BEAUFORT-

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

CAPE BEAUFORT TO POINT FRANKLIN-

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

POINT FRANKLIN TO CAPE HALKETT-

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

CAPE HALKETT TO FLAXMAN ISLAND-

.TODAY...NW WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 7 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 7 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.TUE...W WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 7 FT. SNOW AND FOG.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.

FLAXMAN ISLAND TO DEMARCATION POINT-

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TONIGHT...

.TODAY...W WINDS 40 KT. SEAS 8 FT. RAIN AND SNOW.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 40 KT. SEAS 9 FT. RAIN AND FOG.
.TUE...W WINDS 40 KT. SEAS 9 FT. RAIN AND FOG.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 8 FT.

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