Ice Forecast
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SEA ICE ADVISORY FOR WESTERN AND ARCTIC ALASKAN COASTAL WATERS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
308 PM AKDT MONDAY 25 MAY 2015

FORECAST VALID...SATURDAY 30 MAY 2015

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...MODERATE TO HIGH

SYNOPSIS...A SERIES OF LOWS WILL MOVE ACROSS THE WESTERN BERING SEA
THROUGH SATURDAY...WHILE HIGH PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST ACROSS
MUCH OF THE BEAUFORT SEA AND CHUKCHI SEA THROUGH SATURDAY.

-ARCTIC OCEAN-
-BEAUFORT SEA-
-CHUKCHI SEA-

PKZ500-WESTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
PKZ505-CENTRAL US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
PKZ510-EASTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
PKZ220-WALES TO CAPE THOMPSON-
PKZ225-CAPE THOMPSON TO CAPE BEAUFORT-
PKZ230-CAPE BEAUFORT TO POINT FRANKLIN-
PKZ235-POINT FRANKLIN TO CAPE HALKETT-
PKZ240-CAPE HALKETT TO FLAXMAN ISLAND-
PKZ245-FLAXMAN ISLAND TO DEMARCATION POINT-

ICE COVERED.

-BERING SEA-

PKZ215-KOTZEBUE SOUND-
PKZ200-NORTON SOUND-
PKZ210-DALL POINT TO WALES-
PKZ180-KUSKOKWIM DELTA AND ETOLIN STRAIT-
PKZ181-NORTH AND WEST OF NUNIVAK ISLAND-
PKZ185-SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND WATERS-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM NEAR KWIKPAK TO 64.1N 165.7W TO 64.2N
169.3W TO 65.8N 169.7W TO THE RUSSIAN COAST NEAR 64.2N 173.1W.

ISOLATED ICE FLOES ALSO REMAIN TO THE NORTHWEST OF SAINT MATTHEW
ISLAND AS WELL AS TO THE EAST AND SOUTHEAST OF SAINT LAWRENCE
ISLAND.

FORECAST THROUGH SATURDAY FOR THE BERING SEA...SOUTHEASTERLY FLOW IS
EXPECTED TO PERSIST OVER MUCH OF THE BERING SEA ICE EDGE THROUGH
SATURDAY WITH PERIODS OF MODERATE TO STRONG FLOW. REMAINING ISOLATED
AREAS OF SEA ICE NEAR SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND AND OFFSHORE BETWEEN
NUNIVAK ISLAND AND SAINT LAWRENCE ISLAND ARE EXPECTED TO MELT
COMPLETELY BY SATURDAY. SEA ICE REMAINING WITHIN NORTON SOUND AND IN
THE NORTHERN BERING SEA IS EXPECTED TO SHIFT TO THE WEST AND SPREAD
APART THROUGH THE WEEK...DECREASING IN CONCENTRATION AS WELL.



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