Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Anchorage, AK

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
1228 AM AKDT WED MAY 17 2017

PKZ170-172-171130-
1228 AM AKDT WED MAY 17 2017

...TRACE OR DUSTING OF VOLCANIC ASH EXPECTED OVER THE COASTAL
WATERS...

THE AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE...
  CAPE SARICHEF TO NIKOSKI BERING SIDE...
  CAPE SARICHEF TO NIKOSKI PACIFIC SIDE...

AT 1228 AM AKDT...REPORTS INDICATED THAT BOGOSLOF VOLCANO LOCATED
53NM WEST OF DUTCH HARBOR HAD ERUPTED...WITH TRACE OR DUSTING OF
VOLCANIC ASH WEST OF DUTCH HARBOR.

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.

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 5275 16913 5359 16892 5432 16728 5344 16724
      5340 16735 5345 16749 5339 16753 5331 16784
      5325 16763 5329 16761 5328 16749 5337 16724
      5268 16722

$$

DEHNE



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