911  
FZAK69 PAFG 221523 AAA  
OFFAFG  
 
OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST...UPDATED  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK  
723 AM AKDT SAT JUL 22 2017  
 
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.  
 
PKZ599-230145-  
723 AM AKDT SAT JUL 22 2017  
   
SYNOPSIS FOR ARCTIC WATERS
 
 
A 988 MB LOW 350 NM NORTH OF WAINWRIGHT WILL CONTINUE EAST OVER  
THE BEAUFORT SEA. THE WEATHER FRONT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS LOW LIES  
FROM THE LOW SOUTHEAST TO NEAR PRUDHOE BAY. THE FRONT WILL  
CONTINUE EASTWARD OVER THE BEAUFORT SEA, PASSING DEMARCATION  
POINT AROUND NOON TODAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN BEHIND THE  
FRONT, AND WILL PERSIST THROUGH MONDAY.  
 

 
 
PKZ500-230145-  
WESTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-  
723 AM AKDT SAT JUL 22 2017  
   
..GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THIS MORNING
 
 
   
TODAY
 
W WINDS 40 KT DIMINISHING TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.  
SEAS 9 FT. FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS IN THE MORNING.    
TONIGHT
 
SE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FOG THROUGH THE NIGHT. RAIN  
AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
SUN
 
E WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT. RAIN.   
SUN NIGHT
 
N WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FOG.   
MON
 
W WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.    
TUE
 
W WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.    
WED
 
S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.  
 

 
 
PKZ505-230145-  
CENTRAL US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-  
723 AM AKDT SAT JUL 22 2017  
   
..GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY THIS AFTERNOON
 
 
   
TODAY
 
W WINDS 40 KT DIMINISHING TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS  
10 TO 12 FT IN ICE-FREE SEAS. FOG AND FREEZING FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR  
LESS IN THE MORNING.   
TONIGHT
 
W WINDS 30 KT DIMINISHING TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS  
10 FT DECREASING TO 6 FT IN ICE-FREE SEAS. FOG AND FREEZING FOG.    
SUN
 
E WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT IN ICE-FREE SEAS. RAIN.   
SUN NIGHT
 
E WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT IN ICE-FREE SEAS. FOG.   
MON
 
W WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT IN ICE-FREE SEAS.    
TUE
 
SW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT IN ICE-FREE SEAS.   
WED
 
SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT IN ICE-FREE SEAS.  
 

 
 
PKZ510-230145-  
EASTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-  
723 AM AKDT SAT JUL 22 2017  
 
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH  
TONIGHT...  
   
TODAY
 
W WINDS 35 KT. SEAS 7 FT. RAIN IN THE MORNING. FOG AND  
FREEZING SPRAY.   
TONIGHT
 
W WINDS 35 KT DIMINISHING TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
SEAS 9 FT. FOG AND FREEZING FOG.    
SUN
 
NW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.    
SUN NIGHT
 
E WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT. FOG, RAIN.   
MON
 
W WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 8 FT.    
TUE
 
W WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT.    
WED
 
SW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.  
 

 
 
DJH/LTH JUL 17  
 
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