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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
449 AM AKST FRI DEC 2 2016

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.

PKZ599-030115-
449 AM AKST FRI DEC 2 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR ARCTIC WATERS...
A 995 MB LOW 600 NM NORTHWEST OF UTQIAGVIK (BARROW) WILL MOVE
NORTH. A 1000 MB LOW IN THE MACKENZIE MAY WITH AN ARCTIC COLD
FRONT STRETCHING SOUTH WILL MOVE EAST TO BANKS ISLAND TONIGHT.
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE WESTERN INTERIOR AND CENTRAL NORTH SLOPE
WILL BUILD THROUGH THROUGH SAT NIGHT. A COLD FRONT STRETCHING FROM
BARROW TO SAVOONGA WILL MOVE TO BARROW TO KOTZEBUE TO THE YUKON
DELTA BY 3PM FRI AND THEN WEAKEN FRI NIGHT.

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PKZ500-030115-
WESTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
449 AM AKST FRI DEC 2 2016

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FREEZING FOG. SNOW SHOWERS.
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FREEZING FOG. SNOW SHOWERS.
HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. FREEZING FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 12 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 11 FT.

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PKZ505-030115-
CENTRAL US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
449 AM AKST FRI DEC 2 2016

NO FORECAST AS AREA IS MOSTLY ICE-COVERED.

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PKZ510-030115-
EASTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
449 AM AKST FRI DEC 2 2016

NO FORECAST AS AREA IS MOSTLY ICE-COVERED.

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