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FZAK61 PAFC 180024
OFFAER

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
324 PM AKST TUE JAN 17 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.

PKZ399-181515-
324 PM AKST TUE JAN 17 2017
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE WESTERN GULF OF ALASKA...

A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE IN THE NORTHERN GULF WILL INTENSIFY
THROUGH WED AFTERNOON THEN WEAKEN WED NIGHT THROUGH THU. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE SOUTHWESTERN GULF THU.

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PKZ351-181515-
GULF OF ALASKA OFFSHORE NORTH OF 57N AND WEST OF 144W-
324 PM AKST TUE JAN 17 2017

...GALE WARNING WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WIND 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.WED...NW WIND 20 TO 35 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.WED NIGHT...NW WIND 25 TO 40 KT. SEAS 11 TO 19 FT. FREEZING
SPRAY.
.THU...NW WIND 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 12 TO 19 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WIND 15 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.FRI THROUGH SUN...W WIND UP TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.

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PKZ352-181515-
GULF OF ALASKA OFFSHORE SOUTH OF 57N NORTH OF 55N AND WEST OF
144W-
324 PM AKST TUE JAN 17 2017

...GALE WARNING WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...E WIND 15 KT BECOMING N 10 TO 25 KT DURING THE EVENING.
SEAS 7 FT.
.WED...NW WIND 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WIND 20 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 19 FT.
.THU...NW WIND 15 TO 30 KT. SEAS 12 TO 20 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WIND 10 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.FRI THROUGH SUN...NW WIND UP TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.

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