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FZAK61 PAFC 240027
OFFAER

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
327 PM AKST THU FEB 23 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.

PKZ399-241600-
327 PM AKST THU FEB 23 2017
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE WESTERN GULF OF ALASKA...

A LOW PRESSURE TROUGH STAYS ALONG THE NORTH GULF COAST THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON. A WEAK WEATHER FRONT MOVES EAST ACROSS THE
GULF FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES OVER THE
SOUTHERN GULF OF ALASKA THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

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PKZ351-241600-
GULF OF ALASKA OFFSHORE NORTH OF 57N AND WEST OF 144W-
327 PM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

...GALE WARNING FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW WIND 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.FRI...W WIND 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WIND 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT.
.SAT...NW WIND 15 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WIND 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SUN THROUGH TUE...NW WIND 20 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.

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PKZ352-241600-
GULF OF ALASKA OFFSHORE SOUTH OF 57N NORTH OF 55N AND WEST OF
144W-
327 PM AKST THU FEB 23 2017

.TONIGHT...SW WIND 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.FRI...W WIND 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WIND 25 KT BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 9 TO
12 FT.
.SAT...NW WIND 15 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WIND 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.SUN THROUGH TUE...NW WIND 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 16 FT.

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