Northwest Alaska Coastal Waters Forecast


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Coastal Waters Forecast for Northwest Alaska
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
238 PM AKST Thu Jan 18 2018

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.

PKZ299-191515-
238 PM AKST Thu Jan 18 2018
.SYNOPSIS FOR NORTHWEST COAST...
Siberian high pressure will continue to build across the eastern 
Bering and Chukchi Seas through the weekend, reaching 1035 mb over
St. Matthew Island Saturday. A strong pressure gradient over the 
Chukchi Sea between the high and a 994 mb low near the coast of 
Wainwright will move northeast into the Arctic Sea over the next 
few days.

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PKZ200-191515-
Norton Sound-
238 PM AKST Thu Jan 18 2018

...BRISK WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH EARLY
FRIDAY MORNING...
.TONIGHT...N winds 25 kt. Blowing snow. 
.FRI...N winds 20 kt. Blowing snow. 
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 20 kt. 
.SAT...N winds 10 kt. 
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 kt. 
.SUN...N winds 20 kt. 
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 20 kt. 
.MON...N winds 15 kt. 
.TUE...N winds 10 kt.  

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PKZ210-191515-
Dall Point to Wales-
238 PM AKST Thu Jan 18 2018

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY
MORNING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...
.TONIGHT...N winds 25 kt. Seas 7 ft. Blowing snow. Heavy freezing
spray. 
.FRI...N winds 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Blowing snow. Heavy freezing
spray. 
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Heavy freezing spray. 
.SAT...W winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Freezing spray. 
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Heavy freezing spray. 
.SUN...N winds 20 kt. Seas 6 ft. Heavy freezing spray. 
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 20 kt. Seas 6 ft. Heavy freezing spray. 
.MON...N winds 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. 
.TUE...N winds 15 kt. Seas 7 ft.  

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PKZ215-191515-
Kotzebue Sound-
238 PM AKST Thu Jan 18 2018

...BRISK WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...
.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 kt. Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM or less. 
.FRI...NW winds 25 kt. Blowing snow. 
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 25 kt. Blowing snow. 
.SAT...NW winds 15 kt. 
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 15 kt. 
.SUN...N winds 20 kt. 
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 20 kt. 
.MON...N winds 15 kt. 
.TUE...N winds 10 kt.  

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PKZ220-191515-
Wales to Cape Thompson-
238 PM AKST Thu Jan 18 2018

...BRISK WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...
.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 kt. Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM or less. 
.FRI...NW winds 20 kt. Blowing snow. 
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 kt. 
.SAT...N winds 10 kt. 
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 kt. 
.SUN...N winds 20 kt. 
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 20 kt. 
.MON...NW winds 20 kt. 
.TUE...N winds 15 kt.  

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Jan 18