weather.gov     
National Weather Service

Watches, Warnings & Advisories
NWS Homepage

Gale Warning


Coastal Waters Forecast for Northwest Alaska
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
248 PM AKDT Thu Oct 29 2020

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.

PKZ220-301430-
Wales to Cape Thompson-
248 PM AKDT Thu Oct 29 2020

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...W winds 20 kt. Seas 7 ft. Snow showers. Freezing
spray.
.FRI...NW winds 30 kt. Seas 10 ft. Snow showers. Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 35 kt. Seas 12 ft. Snow showers. Freezing
spray.
.SAT...N winds 30 kt. Seas 11 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 20 kt. Seas 8 ft. Freezing fog. Freezing
spray.
.SUN...NW winds 15 kt. Seas 9 ft. Freezing fog. Freezing spray.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 20 kt. Seas 7 ft. Freezing fog. Freezing
spray.
.MON...NW winds 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.TUE...NW winds 30 kt. Seas 7 ft.

$$

Oct 20

Coastal Waters Forecast for Arctic Alaska
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
247 PM AKDT Thu Oct 29 2020

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.

PKZ225-301430-
Cape Thompson to Cape Beaufort-
247 PM AKDT Thu Oct 29 2020

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...W winds 30 kt. Seas 9 ft. Snow showers. Freezing
spray.
.FRI...W winds 35 kt. Seas 13 ft. Snow showers. Freezing spray.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 40 kt. Seas 14 ft. Snow showers. Freezing
spray.
.SAT...N winds 30 kt. Seas 10 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 25 kt. Seas 8 ft. Freezing fog. Freezing
spray.
.SUN...W winds 15 kt. Seas 8 ft. Freezing fog. Freezing spray.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 20 kt. Seas 7 ft. Freezing fog. Freezing
spray.
.MON...W winds 20 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.TUE...NW winds 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.

$$


High Surf Advisory


Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
859 PM AKDT Thu Oct 29 2020

AKZ207-302000-
/O.NEW.PAFG.SU.Y.0001.201030T1400Z-201031T2000Z/
Chukchi Sea Coast-
Including Point Hope, Shishmaref, Kivalina, and Espenberg
859 PM AKDT Thu Oct 29 2020

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO NOON AKDT
SATURDAY...

The National Weather Service in Fairbanks has issued a High Surf
Advisory, which is in effect from 6 AM Friday to noon AKDT
Saturday.

* LOCATION...Along the Coast from Point Hope to Shishmaref.

* TIMING...At Point Hope, high surf will begin at 6am Friday,
  with the worst conditions Friday evening. At Kivalina, Red Dog
  Port, and Shishmaref, high surf will begin at noon Friday with
  the worst conditions at those locations from late Friday evening
  through early Saturday morning. The high surf is expected to
  diminish Saturday afternoon at all locations.

* IMPACTS...Significant beach erosion will occur. Minor flooding
  of low lying areas inland from the beach is possible. Due to the
  northwest wind direction, Kivalina is not expected to be
  heavily impacted.

* WAVE AND SURF...Northwest winds of 25 to 35 mph are expected to
  cause high surf. Water levels are expected to be 2 to 3 feet
  above the normal high tide line. High surf will wash to the top
  of the beach with some water making its way into low lying areas
  inland from the beach.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Surf Advisory means that localized beach erosion is
expected. Precautions should be taken to protect property.

&&

$$

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
859 PM AKDT Thu Oct 29 2020

AKZ209-302000-
/O.NEW.PAFG.SU.Y.0001.201031T0000Z-201031T2000Z/
Baldwin Peninsula and Selawik Valley-
Including Kotzebue, Selawik, and Noorvik
859 PM AKDT Thu Oct 29 2020

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM FRIDAY TO NOON AKDT
SATURDAY...

The National Weather Service in Fairbanks has issued a High Surf
Advisory, which is in effect from 4 PM Friday to noon AKDT
Saturday.

* LOCATION...Along the Coast of the Baldwin Peninsula including
  Kotzebue.

* TIMING...High surf will begin at 4pm Friday with the worst
  conditions from late Friday evening through early Saturday
  morning. The high surf is expected to diminish Saturday
  afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Significant beach erosion will occur. Minor flooding
  of low lying areas inland from the beach is possible, including
  the lagoons surrounding the airport.

* WAVE AND SURF...Northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph are expected to
  cause high surf. Water levels are expected to be 3 feet above
  the normal high tide line. High surf will wash to the top of
  the beach with some water making its way into low lying areas
  inland from the beach.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Surf Advisory means that localized beach erosion is
expected. Precautions should be taken to protect property.

&&

$$

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
859 PM AKDT Thu Oct 29 2020

AKZ210-302000-
/O.NEW.PAFG.SU.Y.0001.201031T0000Z-201031T2000Z/
Northern and Interior Seward Peninsula-
Including Buckland, Deering, Candle, Council, Haycock,
Pilgrim Springs, Serpentine Hot Springs, and Taylor
859 PM AKDT Thu Oct 29 2020

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM FRIDAY TO NOON AKDT
SATURDAY...

The National Weather Service in Fairbanks has issued a High Surf
Advisory, which is in effect from 4 PM Friday to noon AKDT
Saturday.

* LOCATION...Deering.

* TIMING...High surf will begin at 4pm Friday with the worst
  conditions from Friday evening through Saturday morning. The
  high surf is expected to diminish Saturday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Significant beach erosion will occur. Minor flooding
  of low lying areas inland from the beach is possible, including
  the along the road to the Deering airport.

* WAVE AND SURF...Northwest winds of 25 to 35 mph are expected to
  cause high surf. Water levels are expected to be 3 to 4 feet
  above the normal high tide line. High surf will wash to the top
  of the beach with some water making its way into low lying
  areas inland from the beach.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Surf Advisory means that localized beach erosion is
expected. Precautions should be taken to protect property.

&&

$$


Heavy Freezing Spray Warning


Coastal Waters Forecast for Arctic Alaska
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
247 PM AKDT Thu Oct 29 2020

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.

PKZ235-301430-
Point Franklin to Cape Halkett-
247 PM AKDT Thu Oct 29 2020

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SW winds 20 kt. Seas 5 ft building to 7 ft. Snow
showers. Heavy freezing spray.
.FRI...SW winds 25 kt. Seas 7 ft. Snow showers. Heavy freezing
spray.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 15 kt. Seas 6 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT...N winds 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Heavy freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 20 kt. Seas 5 ft. Freezing fog. Freezing
spray.
.SUN...NW winds 25 kt. Seas 6 ft. Freezing fog. Heavy freezing
spray.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 20 kt. Seas 6 ft. Freezing fog. Freezing
spray.
.MON...SW winds 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.TUE...SW winds 15 kt. Seas 6 ft.

$$


Small Craft Advisory


Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
353 PM AKDT Thu Oct 29 2020

Coastal Waters Forecast for Southwest Alaska+Bristol Bay+The
Alaska Peninsula Waters and the Aleutian Islands up to 100 nm out.

Wind forecasts reflect the predominant speed and direction
expected. Sea forecasts represent an average of the highest
one-third of the combined wind wave and swell height.

PKZ181-301230-
North and West of Nunivak Island-
353 PM AKDT Thu Oct 29 2020

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.FRI...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SAT...N wind 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SUN THROUGH TUE...W wind 25 kt. Seas 6 ft.

$$

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
353 PM AKDT Thu Oct 29 2020

Coastal Waters Forecast for Southwest Alaska+Bristol Bay+The
Alaska Peninsula Waters and the Aleutian Islands up to 100 nm out.

Wind forecasts reflect the predominant speed and direction
expected. Sea forecasts represent an average of the highest
one-third of the combined wind wave and swell height.

PKZ185-301230-
Saint Matthew Island Waters-
353 PM AKDT Thu Oct 29 2020

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.FRI...NE wind 25 kt E of Saint Matthew Island...N 20 kt W of
Saint Matthew Island. Seas 8 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW wind 15 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.SAT...NE wind 15 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E wind 15 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.SUN...NE wind 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.MON...W wind 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.TUE...W wind 25 kt. Seas 9 ft.

$$

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
338 PM AKDT Thu Oct 29 2020

Coastal Waters Forecast for the Northern Gulf of Alaska Coast
up to 100 nm out including Kodiak Island and Cook Inlet.

Wind forecasts reflect the predominant speed and direction
expected. Sea forecasts represent an average of the highest
one-third of the combined wind wave and swell height.

PKZ127-301230-
Valdez Narrows-
338 PM AKDT Thu Oct 29 2020

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NE wind increasing to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 3 ft.
.FRI...NE wind 25 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 30 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SAT...N wind 30 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N wind 35 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.SUN...N wind 35 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.MON THROUGH TUE...N wind 30 kt. Seas 4 ft.

$$

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
338 PM AKDT Thu Oct 29 2020

Coastal Waters Forecast for the Northern Gulf of Alaska Coast
up to 100 nm out including Kodiak Island and Cook Inlet.

Wind forecasts reflect the predominant speed and direction
expected. Sea forecasts represent an average of the highest
one-third of the combined wind wave and swell height.

PKZ125-301230-
Prince William Sound-
338 PM AKDT Thu Oct 29 2020

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW wind 25 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.FRI...N wind 25 kt diminishing to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas
4 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SUN THROUGH TUE...N wind 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

Coastal Waters Forecast for Arctic Alaska
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
247 PM AKDT Thu Oct 29 2020

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.

PKZ230-301430-
Cape Beaufort to Point Franklin-
247 PM AKDT Thu Oct 29 2020

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...W winds 25 kt. Seas 9 ft. Snow showers. Freezing
spray.
.FRI...W winds 25 kt. Seas 10 ft. Snow showers. Heavy freezing
spray.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 30 kt. Seas 9 ft. Snow showers. Heavy
freezing spray.
.SAT...N winds 25 kt. Seas 9 ft. Freezing spray.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 20 kt. Seas 7 ft. Freezing fog. Snow.
Freezing spray.
.SUN...NW winds 20 kt. Seas 7 ft. Freezing fog. Freezing spray.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 20 kt. Seas 7 ft. Freezing fog. Freezing
spray.
.MON...W winds 20 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.TUE...NW winds 25 kt. Seas 7 ft.

$$


Special Weather Statement


Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
253 PM AKDT Thu Oct 29 2020

AKZ201-202-310000-
Western Arctic Coast-Northern Arctic Coast-
Including Wainwright, Atqasuk, Point Lay, Cape Lisburne,
Utqiagvik, Alaktak, Pitt Point, and Nulavik
253 PM AKDT Thu Oct 29 2020

...Elevated Surf through Friday Afternoon...

Elevated surf is expected from Utqiagvik west through Friday
afternoon.

Expect surf to be pushed 1 to 3 feet above the normal high tide
line by a persistent northwest wind of 15 to 25 mph. Water levels
are expected to rise late this afternoon through Friday morning,
with the highest water levels generally west of Utqiagvik.

Residents should move belongings inland, well above the normal
high tide line, to avoid them being damaged or washed away.

For the latest forecasts go to www.weather.gov/fairbanks.

$$

U.S. Dept. of Commerce
NOAA National Weather Service
1325 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
E-mail: w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov
Page last modified: June 2, 2009
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: for Safety, for Work, for Fun - FOR LIFE