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SEA ICE ADVISORY FOR WESTERN AND ARCTIC ALASKAN COASTAL WATERS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
440 PM AKDT MONDAY 28 JULY 2014

FORECAST VALID...SATURDAY 2 AUGUST 2014

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...MODERATE TO HIGH.

SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE AND LIGHTER WINDS WILL DIMINISH TONIGHT AS
A WEATHER FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE BEAUFORT SEA AREA TONIGHT AND
TUESDAY BRINGING NORTHWEST FLOW. HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETURN BY
WEDNESDAY WITH EAST TO SOUTHEAST FLOW. ANOTHER LOW PASSES TO THE
NORTH WITH SOUTHWEST FLOW DEVELOPING BY SATURDAY. HIGH PRESSURE
REMAINS OVER THE CHUKCHI THROUGH TUESDAY. A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL
APPROACH THE AREA LATE TUESDAY INCREASING SOUTHERLY FLOW THROUGH
THURSDAY AS IT PASSES TO THE NORTH. HIGH PRESSURE RETURNS FOR FRIDAY
AND SATURDAY WITH LIGHTER WINDS.

-ARCTIC OCEAN-

ICE COVERED.

-CHUKCHI SEA-
PKZ230-CAPE BEAUFORT TO POINT FRANKLIN-
PKZ235-POINT FRANKLIN TO CAPE HALKETT-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES ALONG THE COAST FROM NORTH OF WAINWRIGHT TO
71.3N 156.9W TO 70.9N 160.5W TO 71.3N 162.5W TO 71.1N 165.1W TO
71.4N 166.2W TO 70.3N 166.3W TO 69.6N 168.9W TO 69.8N 170.7W TO
71.5N 174.7N TO 70.7N 174.4W TO 69.5N 178.7W TO THE RUSSIAN COAST
NEAR 68.2N 177.3W. THE ICE EDGE RANGES FROM OPEN WATER TO 2 TENTHS
FIRST YEAR THIN AND YOUNG BRASH SEA ICE.

-BEAUFORT SEA-
PKZ240-CAPE HALKETT TO FLAXMAN ISLAND-
PKZ245-FLAXMAN ISLAND TO DEMARCATION POINT-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF BANKS ISLAND TO
71.0N 130.7W TO 71.1N 136.6W TO 71.4N 138W TO 71.9N 138.3W TO 71.4N
143.5W TO 71.3N 147.6 TO THE ALASKA COAST NEAR 70.1N 143.2W. THE ICE
EDGE IS MAINLY OPEN WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH MONDAY FOR THE CHUKCHI SEA...EAST FLOW WILL
CONTINUE OVER THE AREA TONIGHT AND BECOME MODERATE FROM THE SOUTH
THROUGH THURSDAY BEFORE BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE FRIDAY AFTERNOON
INTO SATURDAY. THE OVERALL ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO SHIFT TO THE
NORTHWEST 15 TO 30 NM THROUGH SATURDAY.

FORECAST THROUGH SATURDAY FOR THE BEAUFORT SEA...WEST TO NORTHWEST
FLOW WILL DOMINATE THROUGH TUESDAY TURNING TO THE EAST AND SOUTHEAST
FOR WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. WEST TO SOUTHWEST FLOW BEGINS ON FRIDAY
AND REMAINS INTO SATURDAY. THE ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO SHIFT UP TO
15 NM TO THE WEST NEAR THE ARCTIC COAST THROUGH SATURDAY. THE ICE
EDGE NORTH OF 72N WILL MOVE TO THE SOUTHEAST OVERALL LESS THAN 10 NM
THROUGH SATURDAY.



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