Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Anchorage, AK

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
311 PM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

PKZ170-190215-
311 PM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

...VERY LIGHT VOLCANIC ASHFALL EXPECTED OVER THE COASTAL WATERS
NORTHWEST OF UNALASKA ISLAND...

THE AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE...
  CAPE SARICHEF TO NIKOLSKI BERING SIDE...

AT 311 PM AKST...PILOTS REPORTED THAT BOGOSLOF VOLCANO...LOCATED AT
53.9 N 168.0 W OR 53 NM WEST OF UNALASKA WAS ERUPTING...WITH LIGHT
VOLCANIC ASHFALL. THE LIGHT VOLCANIC ASHFALL WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY
OPEN WATERS.

THE VERY LIGHT VOLCANIC ASHFALL WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY OPEN WATERS.

AN ASHFALL ADVISORY MEANS THAT THE VOLCANO IS UNDERGOING A MINOR
ERUPTION AND THERE IS THE POTENTIAL THAT MARINERS COULD BE AFFECTED
BY A LIMITED HAZARD EXTENT...SUCH AS LESS THAN 1/4 INCH OF
ASHFALL... PUMICE RAFTS...OR SOME FLOATING DEBRIS. MARINERS
TRAVELING IN THE VICINITY OF BOGOSLOF VOLCANO ARE ADVISED TO USE
CAUTION.

PLEASE REPORT ANY OBSERVATIONS OF ASH TO THE ALASKA VOLCANO
OBSERVATORY AT 907-786-7497.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

ASH IS AN EYE AND RESPIRATORY IRRITANT AND IS ABRASIVE. THOSE WITH
RESPIRATORY SENSITIVITIES SHOULD TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS TO MINIMIZE
EXPOSURE. PROTECT ELECTRONICS AND COVER AIR INTAKES IF ASHFALL IS
EXPECTED OR CONFIRMED. REMOVE ASH FROM SURFACES WITH WATER IF
POSSIBLE TO PREVENT EXCESSIVE ACCUMULATION.

&&

LAT...LON 5392 16795 5397 16839 5481 16801 5454 16689

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