Ice Forecast
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SEA ICE ADVISORY FOR WESTERN AND ARCTIC ALASKAN COASTAL WATERS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
250 PM AKDT FRIDAY 29 AUGUST 2014

FORECAST VALID...WEDNESDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2014

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...HIGH.

SYNOPSIS...A POLAR LOW WILL REMAIN STATIONARY NORTH OF BARROW
THROUGH TUESDAY, THEN MOVE EASTWARD THROUGH THE BEAUFORT SEA ON
WEDNESDAY.

-ARCTIC OCEAN-

ICE COVERED.

-CHUKCHI SEA-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM A POINT ROUGHLY 90 NM NORTH OF POINT
BARROW TO 71.9N 158.9W TO 71.7N 160.5W TO 71.9N 162.1W TO 73.3N
166.1W TO 72.9N 174.9W TO 74.2N 179.8W TO 72.8N 175E AND CONTINUES
WEST INTO THE RUSSIAN ARCTIC. THE ICE EDGE IS MAINLY OPEN WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH WEDNESDAY FOR THE CHUKCHI SEA...MODERATE NORTH TO
WINDS WILL PERSIST THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THE ICE EDGE EAST OF 165W IS
EXPECTED TO MELT BACK TO THE NORTH UP TO 45 NM BY WEDNESDAY. THE ICE
EDGE WEST OF 165W WILL SEE MINIMAL CHANGES THROUGH WEDNESDAY AS
WARMER SEAS SURFACE TEMPERATURES WILL COUNTER THE STRONG NORTHERLY
WINDS.

-BEAUFORT SEA-
PKZ240-CAPE HALKETT TO FLAXMAN ISLAND-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM THE WEST COAST OF BANKS ISLAND NEAR
73.3N 124.5W TO 70.9N 134.1W TO 71.2N 138.5W TO 72.1N 143.6W TO
73.2N 145.5W TO 72.5N 150.2W TO A POINT ROUGHLY 90 NM NORTH OF POINT
BARROW. THE ICE EDGE IS MAINLY OPEN WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH WEDNESDAY FOR THE BEAUFORT SEA...SOUTHERLY TO
SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW WILL PERSIST OVER MUCH OF THE ICE EDGE THROUGH
WEDNESDAY. THE ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO SHIFT 10 TO 25 NM TO THE
NORTH THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

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SCHRECK


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