Ice Forecast
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SEA ICE ADVISORY FOR WESTERN AND ARCTIC ALASKAN COASTAL WATERS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
255 PM AKDT FRIDAY 28 AUGUST 2015

FORECAST VALID...WEDNESDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2015

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...MODERATE TO HIGH

SYNOPSIS...A LOW OVER THE CHUKCHI AND BEAUFORT SEAS WILL MOVE
SOUTHWARD AND WEAKEN THROUGH SATURDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN
OVER THE CHUKCHI AND BEAUFORT SEAS MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

-ARCTIC OCEAN-
-BEAUFORT SEA-
-CHUKCHI SEA-
PKZ510-EASTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
PKZ505-CENTRAL US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
PKZ240-CAPE HALKETT TO FLAXMAN ISLAND-

ICE COVERED.

-CHUKCHI SEA-
PKZ500-WESTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
PKZ230-CAPE BEAUFORT TO POINT FRANKLIN-
PKZ235-POINT FRANKLIN TO CAPE HALKETT-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM A POINT ROUGHLY 75 NM NORTH OF POINT
BARROW TO 74N 164.8W TO 73.7N 166.1W TO 73.6N 175W AND CONTINUES IN
RUSSIAN WATERS. THE ICE EDGE IS MAINLY OPEN WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH WEDNESDAY FOR THE CHUKCHI SEA...WESTERLY FLOW WILL
BECOME MODERATE NORTHERLY LATE FRIDAY NIGHT OVER THE CHUKCHI SEA.
FLOW WILL THEN BECOME LIGHT SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THE OVERALL
ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO SPREAD TO THE SOUTH SOUTHEAST 15 TO 25 NM
THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

-BEAUFORT SEA-
PKZ245-FLAXMAN ISLAND TO DEMARCATION POINT-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM NEAR THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF BANKS
ISLAND TO THE COAST NEAR 70N 144.4W. THE ICE EDGE IS MAINLY OPEN
WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH WEDNESDAY FOR THE BEAUFORT SEA...SOUTHWEST WINDS
WILL BECOME SOUTHERLY...THEN EASTERLY THROUGH SUNDAY. WINDS WILL
THEN BECOME NORTHWESTERLY MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THE OVERALL ICE
EDGE IS EXPECTED TO HAVE A NET MOVEMENT OF NORTHEAST UP TO 15 NM
THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

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