Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Anchorage, AK

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FZAK78 PAFC 200254
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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
549 PM AKST SUN FEB 19 2017

PKZ170-200645-
549 PM AKST SUN FEB 19 2017

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

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

AT 508 PM AKST...SEISMIC ACTIVITY AND SATELLITE IMAGERY INDICATED
THAT BOGOSLOF VOLCANO LOCATED 53NM WEST OF DUTCH HARBOR WAS
ERUPTING...WITH TRACE OR DUSTING OF VOLCANIC ASH.

THE TRACE OR DUSTING OF VOLCANIC ASH WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY OPEN
WATERS.

A MINOR ERUPTION MEANS THAT 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 5375 16795 5395 16819 5406 16798 5393 16758

$$

BCLAY


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