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
300 PM AKDT WEDNESDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2014

FORECAST VALID...MONDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2014

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...MODERATE TO LOW.

SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER MUCH OF THE NORTHERN
CHUKCHI SEA AND BEAUFORT SEA THROUGH MONDAY.  A TROUGH OF LOW
PRESSURE WILL MOVE OVER THE SOUTHERN CHUKCHI SEA LATE WEDNESDAY
THROUGH SUNDAY... THE ASSOCIATED LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL SLOWLY
TRACK FROM THE CENTRAL BERING SEA TO THE WESTERN GULF OF ALASKA
THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

-ARCTIC OCEAN-

ICE COVERED.

-CHUKCHI SEA-
PKZ500-WESTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
PKZ230-CAPE BEAUFORT TO POINT FRANKLIN-
PKZ225-CAPE THOMPSON TO CAPE BEAUFORT-
PKZ215-KOTZEBUE SOUND-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM NEAR POINT HOPE TO 69.7N 166.7W TO 70.6N
164.1W TO 71.4N 167.3W TO 72.3N 167.3W TO 72.8N 174.2W AND CONTINUES
INTO THE RUSSIAN ARCTIC. THE ICE EDGE IS MAINLY OPEN WATER. SEA ICE
ALSO LIES ALONG THE ALASKA COAST FROM NEAR WALES TO SHISHMAREF AND
THROUGHOUT KOTZEBUE SOUND.

FORECAST THROUGH MONDAY FOR THE CHUKCHI SEA...EASTERLY FLOW WILL
PERSIST THROUGH MONDAY. THE OVERALL ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO SHIFT
25 TO 40 NM TO THE WEST THROUGH MONDAY. ICE ALONG THE WEST COAST OF
ALASKA WILL LIKELY EXPAND UP TO 15 MILES FROM THE COAST THROUGH
MONDAY.

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

ICE COVERED.

-BERING SEA-
PKZ200-NORTON SOUND-
PKZ210-DALL POINT TO WALES-
PKZ180-KUSKOKWIM DELTA AND ETOLIN STRAIT-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES UP TO 30 NM OFF THE ALASKA WEST COAST FROM
THE KUSKOKWIM DELTA TO NORTON SOUND.

FORECAST THROUGH MONDAY FOR THE BERING SEA...SOUTHEASTERLY TO
NORTHEASTERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST OVER MUCH OF THE ALASKA
WEST COAST OF THE BERING SEA THROUGH MONDAY.  THE OFFSHORE FLOW AND
COOLER TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO AID IN NEW SEA ICE FORMATION
FROM THE ALASKA COAST NEAR NUNIVAK ISLAND UP TO NORTON SOUND THROUGH
MONDAY.



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