Marine Weather Statement for Sea Ice Conditions and South Central and South Western Alaska


FZAK78 PAFC 140113
MWSAFC

MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
408 PM AKST MON NOV 13 2017

PKZ138-150-140415-
408 PM AKST MON NOV 13 2017

...RESUSPENDED ASH FROM KATMAI VOLCANO BLOWING ACROSS THE 
SOUTH END OF SHELIKOF STRAIT...

THE AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE...
  SOUTH END OF SHELIKOF STRAIT...   
  SOUTH END OF KODIAK ISLAND... 

SATELLITE IMAGERY CONTINUES TO INDICATE RESUSPENDED ASH FROM KATMAI 
VOLCANO BLOWING ACROSS THE SOUTH END OF SHELIKOF STRAIT AND THE 
SOUTH END OF KODIAK ISLAND. THOSE MARINE VESSELS TRAVERSING THE AREA 
MAY EXPERIENCE REDUCED VISIBILITIES DOWN TO 3 NM AS WELL AS TRACE 
AMOUNTS OF ASHFALL. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH THIS EVENING 
LEADING TO IMPROVING CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

ASH IS AN EYE AND RESPIRATORY IRRITANT AND IS ABRASIVE. THOSE WITH
RESPIRATORY SENSITIVITIES SHOULD TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS TO MINIMIZE
EXPOSURE. 

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LAT...LON 5778 15563 5779 15563 5772 15535 5783 15531
      5787 15507 5803 15504 5802 15457 5818 15448
      5764 15429 5733 15480 5711 15452 5715 15420
      5705 15438 5710 15453 5701 15453 5694 15423
      5686 15431 5692 15417 5675 15414 5646 15479

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