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SEA ICE ADVISORY FOR WESTERN AND ARCTIC ALASKAN COASTAL WATERS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
141 PM AKDT FRIDAY 22 AUGUST 2014

FORECAST VALID...WEDNESDAY 27 AUGUST 2014

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...MODERATE.

SYNOPSIS...A LOW WILL MOVE ACROSS THE NORTHERN CHUKCHI AND BEAUFORT
SEAS THROUGH SUNDAY WHILE HIGH PRESSURE REMAINS STATIONARY OVER THE
NORTHERN ALASKA COAST THROUGH MONDAY. ANOTHER FRONT WILL MOVE
EASTWARD ACROSS THE AREA MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

-ARCTIC OCEAN-

ICE COVERED.

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

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM A POINT ROUGHLY 100 NM NORTH OF POINT
BARROW TO 73.6N 160.6W TO 72.1N 159.5W TO 72.2N 166.6W TO 73.6N 170W
TO 73.1N 174.5W TO 74N 179.3W TO 73N 177W AND CONTINUES TO THE WEST
IN THE RUSSIA ARCTIC. THE ICE EDGE IS MAINLY OPEN WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH WEDNESDAY FOR THE CHUKCHI SEA...WINDS WILL BE
NORTHWESTERLY 10 TO 20 KT BEHIND A FRONT THAT WILL MOVE EAST THROUGH
THE AREA THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. WINDS WILL RETURN TO LIGHT AND
VARIABLE SUNDAY...THEN AS THE NEXT FRONT MOVES THROUGH TUESDAY
THROUGH WEDNESDAY WINDS WILL BECOME SOUTHERLY TO WESTERLY 15 TO 25
KT. THE ICE EDGE WILL MOVE UP TO 10 NM THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

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

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM THE NORTHWEST COAST OF BANKS ISLAND AT
73.5N 124.3W TO 71.3N 132.8W TO 71.5N 138.4W TO 73.4N 148W TO A
POINT ROUGHLY 100 NM NORTH OF POINT BARROW. THE ICE EDGE IS MAINLY
OPEN WATER.

AN ISOLATED AREA OF BRASH SEA ICE REMAINS JUST BEYOND THE BARRIER
ISLANDS FROM NEAR PRUDHOE BAY OVER TO NEAR FLAXMAN ISLAND. THIS AREA
OF BRASH ICE IS EXPECTED TO DECREASE SIGNIFICANTLY BY THE END OF THE
FORECAST PERIOD.

FORECAST THROUGH WEDNESDAY FOR THE BEAUFORT SEA...LIGHT WINDS WILL
BECOME SOUTHERLY 15 TO 25 KT SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY. WINDS WILL
THEN BECOME NORTHERLY 10 TO 20 KT SUNDAY NIGHT EAST THROUGH THE AREA
ON MONDAY BEHIND A FRONT THAT WILL MOVE THROUGH. WINDS WILL RETURN
TO SOUTHERLY TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THE OVERALL ICE EDGE IS
EXPECTED TO SHIFT UP TO 20 NM TO THE NORTHEAST BY MONDAY.

SCHRECK

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