Ice Forecast
Issued by NWS Anchorage, AK

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SEA ICE ADVISORY FOR WESTERN AND ARCTIC ALASKAN COASTAL WATERS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
130 PM AKDT WEDNESDAY 28 JUNE 2017

FORECAST VALID...MONDAY 03 JULY 2017

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...MODERATE

SYNOPSIS...A STRENGTHENING RIDGE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE BERING SEA
THROUGH MONDAY WHILE A WEAK LOW MOVES NORTH ACROSS NORTHERN ALASKA.
HIGH PRESSURE WILL SLOWLY DRIFT EAST OVER THE ARCTIC OCEAN.

-ARCTIC OCEAN-
-BEAUFORT SEA-
PKZ510-EASTERN U.S. ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
PKZ505-CENTRAL U.S. ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
PKZ245-FLAXMAN ISLAND TO DEMARCATION POINT-
PKZ240-CAPE HALKETT TO FLAXMAN ISLAND-
PKZ235-POINT FRANKLIN TO CAPE HALKETT-

ICE COVERED.

-CHUKCHI SEA-
PKZ500-WESTERN U.S. ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
PKZ230-CAPE BEAUFORT TO POINT FRANKLIN-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE IN THE CHUKCHI SEA EXTENDS FROM NEAR 157.7W TO
71.5N TO 162.8W TO 72N TO 170.3W TO 72.2N TO 175.4W TO 70.1N TO
175.2W TO 68.5N TO 171.6W TO 68.7N TO THE RUSSIAN COAST NEAR 169.7W
TO 66.1N. THE ICE EDGE IS MAINLY OPEN WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH MONDAY FOR THE CHUKCHI SEA...NEAR THE ICE EDGE
NORTHEASTERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...WITH LIGHT EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS CONTINUING THROUGH
MONDAY. THE OVERALL ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE WEST TO SOUTHWEST
10 TO 20 NM THROUGH MONDAY. SEA ICE NEAR THE NORTHWEST COAST IS
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DETERIORATING AND MAY BREAK OFF IN THE COASTAL
CURRENT.

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