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NWS Forecast

FZAK51 PAFG 302210
CWFNSB

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR ARCTIC ALASKA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
210 PM AKDT TUE SEP 30 2014

ARCTIC 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.

PKZ298-011315-
210 PM AKDT TUE SEP 30 2014

SYNOPSIS FOR ARCTIC COAST

LOW PRESSURE CENTERED OVER THE NORTHERN BEAUFORT SEA WILL CONTINUE
NORTH. A 1008 MB LOW WEST OF WRANGEL ISLAND WILL MOVE INTO THE
NORTHWEST BERING SEA TUE EVENING...THEN WEAKEN TO 1012 MB AS IT
MOVES EAST TO CENTER OVER THE ALASKAN ARCTIC COAST BETWEEN BARROW
AND PRUDHOE BAY AT 4 PM WED. THE LOW WILL TURN NORTHEAST WED
EVENING AND CENTER NORTH OF DEMARCATION POINT AT 4AM THU.



PKZ225-011315-
CAPE THOMPSON TO CAPE BEAUFORT-
210 PM AKDT TUE SEP 30 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

TONIGHT
SW WINDS INCREASING TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 FT.
FOG.

WED
W WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FOG.

WED NIGHT
N WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT. FOG.

THU
NW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 

THU NIGHT
N WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT. 

FRI
N WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT. 

FRI NIGHT
N WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT. 

SAT
NE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. 

SUN
NE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 6 FT. 



PKZ230-011315-
CAPE BEAUFORT TO POINT FRANKLIN-
210 PM AKDT TUE SEP 30 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
NOON...

TONIGHT
W WINDS 15 KT TURNING SW TUE EVENING. SW WINDS INCREASING
TO 25 KT WEST OF ICY CAPE BY MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 FT. FOG.

WED
W WINDS 25 KT...DIMINISHING AFTER NOON. SEAS 5 FT. FOG.

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT. FOG.

THU
NW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 

THU NIGHT
N WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT. 

FRI
N WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT. 

FRI NIGHT
N WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT. 

SAT
NE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. 

SUN
NE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. 



PKZ235-011315-
POINT FRANKLIN TO CAPE HALKETT-
210 PM AKDT TUE SEP 30 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TONIGHT


TONIGHT
NW WINDS 25 KT BECOMING W 15 KT BY MIDNIGHT. SEAS
6 FT. FOG. FREEZING SPRAY.

WED
SW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT. FOG. FREEZING SPRAY. 

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. FOG. FREEZING SPRAY. 

THU
NW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 

THU NIGHT
W WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT. 

FRI
N WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT. 

FRI NIGHT
E WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT. 

SAT
NE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. 

SUN
NE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. 



PKZ240-011315-
CAPE HALKETT TO FLAXMAN ISLAND-
210 PM AKDT TUE SEP 30 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

TONIGHT
W WINDS 15 KT INCREASING TO 25 KT BY MIDNIGHT. SEAS
BUILDING TO 5 FT. FOG. FREEZING SPRAY.

WED
SW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FOG...RAIN. FREEZING SPRAY. 

WED NIGHT
W WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT. 

THU
NW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT. 

THU NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 

FRI
NE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. 

FRI NIGHT
NE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT. 

SAT
E WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. 

SUN
NE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. 



PKZ245-011315-
FLAXMAN ISLAND TO DEMARCATION POINT-
210 PM AKDT TUE SEP 30 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

TONIGHT
W WINDS 15 KT INCREASING TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
BUILDING TO 5 FT. FOG. FREEZING SPRAY.

WED
W WINDS 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 KT AFTER NOON. SEAS 5
FT. FOG...RAIN. FREEZING SPRAY.

WED NIGHT
SW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. SNOW AND RAIN. 

THU
NW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT. 

THU NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 4 FT. 

FRI
NE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. 

FRI NIGHT
NE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT. 

SAT
E WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. 

SUN
NE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. 



DJH/LTH SEP 14