Ice Forecast
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SEA ICE ADVISORY FOR WESTERN AND ARCTIC ALASKAN COASTAL WATERS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
300 PM AKDT FRIDAY 11 JULY 2014

FORECAST VALID...WEDNESDAY 16 JULY 2014

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...MODERATE TO HIGH.

SYNOPSIS...A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OVER THE NORTHWEST ALASKA
COAST WILL SHIFT OVER THE NORTHERN CHUKCHI AND BEAUFORT SEA ON
SATURDAY. THE LOW WILLS LOWLY SHIFT EAST OVER THE BEAUFORT SEA BY
TUESDAY. ANOTHER STRONG LOW IS EXPECTED TO MOVE OVER THE CHUKCHI SEA
IN THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

-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 NEAR WAINWRIGHT TO 70.6N
167.8W TO 69.7N 169.2W TO 70.3N 174.7W TO 71.0N 174.6W TO 70.1N
179.1W TO THE RUSSIAN COAST NEAR 66.9N 171.8W. THE ICE EDGE RANGES
FROM OPEN WATER TO 2 TENTHS FIRST YEAR MEDIUM... FIRST YEAR THIN AND
MULTI YEAR ICE. SEA ICE ALSO REMAINS IN THE BERING SEA NEAR THE GULF
OF ANADYR.

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

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM ROUGHLY 70 NM SOUTHWEST OF BANKS ISLAND
TO 70.6N 132.4W TO 71.1N 135.9W TO 70.5N 137.9W TO 70.4N 142.3W TO
THE CANADIAN COAST NEAR 69.6N 140.1W. THE ICE EDGE IS MAINLY OPEN
WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH MONDAY FOR THE CHUKCHI SEA...NORTHERLY WINDS WILL
BECOME WESTERLY WINDS LATE SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY. WINDS WILL
BECOME SOUTHWESTERLY TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY. THE MAIN ICE EDGE IS
EXPECTED TO SHIFT UP TO 10 NM TO THE NORTH THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

FORECAST THROUGH WEDNESDAY FOR THE BEAUFORT SEA...EASTERLY TO
NORTHEASTERLY FLOW THROUGH SATURDAY WILL BECOME WESTERLY TO
SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. THE ICE
EDGE SHOULD SHIFT TO THE WEST THROUGH SATURDAY THEN BACK TO THE EAST
THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK... LEAVING THE OVERALL CHANGES TO THE ICE
EDGE MINIMAL THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

LEGATT
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