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OFFAFG

Offshore Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
211 PM AKST Sun Dec 4 2022

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.

PKZ599-051500-
211 PM AKST Sun Dec 4 2022

.SYNOPSIS FOR ARCTIC WATERS...
A 1043 mb high is near Banks Island with a 975 mb low NW of
Wrangel Island producing strong S winds across the Arctic. Mon
afternoon high pressure will remain in the Beaufort Sea but
weaken as a 984 mb low moves to 200 nm NE of Wrangel Island.
Strong S winds will continue into Mon evening, then diminish as
the pressure gradient weakens across the area and the low
dissipates.

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PKZ500-051500-
Western US Arctic Offshore-
211 PM AKST Sun Dec 4 2022

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...SE winds 45 kt with gusts to around 60 kt. Seas 11 ft.
Blowing snow after midnight. Vsby 1 NM or less after midnight.
.MON...S winds 40 kt with gusts to around 60 kt. Seas 15 ft.
Blowing snow. Vsby 1 NM or less. Heavy freezing spray.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 35 kt with gusts to around 50 kt. Seas
13 ft. Blowing snow. Vsby 1 NM or less. Heavy freezing spray.
.TUE...E winds 30 kt. Seas 6 ft. Blowing snow. Vsby 1 NM or less.
Heavy freezing spray.
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 30 kt with gusts to around 45 kt. Seas
7 ft. Blowing snow. Vsby 1 NM or less. Heavy freezing spray.
.WED...E winds 30 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.THU...NW winds 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.

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PKZ505-051500-
Central US Arctic Offshore-
211 PM AKST Sun Dec 4 2022

No forecast as area is mostly ice-covered.

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PKZ510-051500-
Eastern US Arctic Offshore-
211 PM AKST Sun Dec 4 2022

No forecast as area is mostly ice-covered.

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SDB Dec 22