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FZAK61 PAFC 190042
OFFAER

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
342 PM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF ALASKA WEST OF 144W

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.

PKZ399-191500-
342 PM AKST WED JAN 18 2017
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE WESTERN GULF OF ALASKA...

A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE IN THE NORTHERN GULF WILL WEAKEN THROUGH
FRI. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE SOUTHWESTERN GULF THU AND
SHIFT INTO THE CENTRAL GULF FRI.

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PKZ351-191500-
GULF OF ALASKA OFFSHORE NORTH OF 57N AND WEST OF 144W-
342 PM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

...GALE WARNING THROUGH THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW WIND 25 TO 40 KT. SEAS 9 TO 15 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU...NW WIND 20 TO 35 KT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.THU NIGHT...NW WIND 10 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.
.FRI...E WIND 10 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WIND UP TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.SAT THROUGH MON...SE WIND 10 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.

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PKZ352-191500-
GULF OF ALASKA OFFSHORE SOUTH OF 57N NORTH OF 55N AND WEST OF
144W-
342 PM AKST WED JAN 18 2017

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WIND 20 TO 35 KT. SEAS 10 TO 16 FT.
.THU...NW WIND 15 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 16 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WIND 10 TO 25 KT DIMINISHING TO UP TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.FRI...E WIND 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WIND UP TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...SW WIND UP TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.MON...S WIND 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 17 FT.

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