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FZAK61 PAFC 201250
OFFAER

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
350 AM AKST FRI JAN 20 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.

PKZ399-210145-
350 AM AKST FRI JAN 20 2017
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE WESTERN GULF OF ALASKA...

HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GULF OF ALASKA WEAKENS THROUGH SUN MORNING.
A 995 MB LOW FORMS AT 56N 155W AND MOVES TO 61N 148W AT 998 MB SAT
AFTERNOON BEFORE SHIFTING TO 60N 147W SUN MORNING. THE ASSOCIATED
FRONT EXTENDS ACROSS THE WESTERN GULF THROUGH SUN MORNING.

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PKZ351-210145-
GULF OF ALASKA OFFSHORE NORTH OF 57N AND WEST OF 144W-
350 AM AKST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...W WIND UP TO 15 KT BECOMING S UP TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WIND 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.SAT...E WIND UP TO 10 KT BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WIND UP TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.SUN...W WIND 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.MON...SE WIND 15 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.TUE...SE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 13 TO 18 FT.

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PKZ352-210145-
GULF OF ALASKA OFFSHORE SOUTH OF 57N NORTH OF 55N AND WEST OF
144W-
350 AM AKST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SE WIND 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 9 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WIND 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...N WIND 10 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WIND 10 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.SUN...W WIND 15 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 10 FT.
.MON...S WIND 20 TO 35 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.TUE...S WIND 20 KT. SEAS 15 TO 22 FT.

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