Northwest Alaska Coastal Waters Forecast


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Coastal Waters Forecast for Northwest Alaska
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
409 AM AKST Wed Nov 22 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.

PKZ299-230300-
409 AM AKST Wed Nov 22 2017
.SYNOPSIS FOR NORTHWEST COAST...
A 980 mb 100 nm NW of Point Lay will become stationary as it 
weakens through tonight, then moves slowly E. A 976 mb low will 
move S of St Matthew Island to Nunivak Island this evening at 969 
mb. Weak ridging will extend from Chukotka over Kotzebue Sound 
this afternoon sliding S over the Eastern Bering Sea tonight. 
Ridging from a 1040 mb high in the N Pacific will extend N over 
the Chukchi Sea by Fri morning. 

$$

PKZ200-230300-
Norton Sound-
409 AM AKST Wed Nov 22 2017

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY
MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY
MORNING...
.TODAY...SW winds 25 kt becoming SE 30 kt. Seas 6 ft. Blowing
snow. VSBY 1 NM or less. Heavy freezing spray. 
.TONIGHT...E winds 30 kt increasing to 35 kt. Seas 7 ft. Blowing 
snow. VSBY 1 NM or less. Heavy freezing spray. 
.THU...N winds 25 kt. Seas 6 ft. Heavy freezing spray. 
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Freezing spray. 
.FRI...N winds 20 kt. Seas 4 ft. Heavy freezing spray. 
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. Heavy freezing spray. 
.SAT...SE winds 25 kt. Seas 5 ft. 
.SUN...W winds 25 kt. Seas 8 ft.  

$$

PKZ210-230300-
Dall Point to Wales-
409 AM AKST Wed Nov 22 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY MORNING...
.TODAY...SE winds 25 kt becoming E 35 kt. Seas 11 ft. Snow and
rain. Freezing spray. 
.TONIGHT...NE winds 40 kt. Seas 14 ft. Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM or
less. Freezing spray. 
.THU...NW winds 30 kt. Seas 14 ft. Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM or
less. Freezing spray. 
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 25 kt. Seas 11 ft. Freezing spray. 
.FRI...SE winds 20 kt. Seas 9 ft. Freezing spray. 
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 30 kt. Seas 10 ft. Freezing spray. 
.SAT...SE winds 30 kt. Seas 12 ft. 
.SUN...W winds 35 kt. Seas 17 ft.  

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PKZ215-230300-
Kotzebue Sound-
409 AM AKST Wed Nov 22 2017
.TODAY...W winds 30 kt becoming S 15 kt. Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM
or less. 
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 kt. 
.THU...W winds 15 kt. 
.THU NIGHT...W winds 20 kt. 
.FRI...NW winds 20 kt. 
.FRI NIGHT...SE winds 20 kt. 
.SAT...E winds 25 kt. 
.SUN...SW winds 20 kt.  

$$

PKZ220-230300-
Wales to Cape Thompson-
409 AM AKST Wed Nov 22 2017

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THIS
AFTERNOON...
.TODAY...W winds 40 kt decreasing to 30 kt. Seas 15 ft subsiding
to 11 ft. Blowing snow. VSBY 1 NM or less. Heavy freezing spray. 
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 kt. Seas 7 ft. Freezing spray.
.THU...NW winds 25 kt. Seas 8 ft. Heavy freezing spray. 
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 30 kt. Seas 10 ft. Heavy freezing spray. 
.FRI...NW winds 25 kt. Seas 9 ft. Heavy freezing spray. 
.FRI NIGHT...SE winds 30 kt. Seas 7 ft. Heavy freezing spray. 
.SAT...SE winds 35 kt. Seas 10 ft. 
.SUN...SW winds 30 kt. Seas 9 ft.  

$$

SDB Nov 17